Building large stitch and glue boats.

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Re: Building large stitch and glue boats.

Post by Marshall Moser » Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:30 pm

Noles309 wrote:
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jacquesmm wrote:At first, I will make the scantlings available for our existing plans. Later, I will use the method for larger boats.
In some cases we will still have a plywood cored bottom, in others, all will be foam sandwich.
I am definitely interested in the scantlings for a foam version of the FS14. My long term goal has always been to build the FS14 as a way to learn the methods and then build a CS23 or CS25. I would love to build in foam core due to the stigma that is associated with reselling plywood cored boats.
It will still have the home built stigma and the re-sale won't be there regardless.
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Re: Building large stitch and glue boats.

Post by jacquesmm » Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:41 am

Custom built.
Done properly, it should be worth more.
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Re: Building large stitch and glue boats.

Post by Rob Eades » Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:20 pm

Are you saying the TW34 may be back from the dead? :o

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Re: Building large stitch and glue boats.

Post by Steven » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:45 pm

This has me intrigued. What would the cost of hull materials difference be on a boat like a ph18 or OB19? 50% more, double? Do you also use foam core for the transom? Does it require more or less epoxy? I could sell a foam core boat.

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Re: Building large stitch and glue boats.

Post by Cracker Larry » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:57 pm

It will still have the home built stigma and the re-sale won't be there regardless.
I've never had a problem with resale or stigma :D
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Re: Building large stitch and glue boats.

Post by Noles309 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:12 pm

Cracker Larry wrote:
It will still have the home built stigma and the re-sale won't be there regardless.
I've never had a problem with resale or stigma :D
You are in a class of your own....
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Re: Building large stitch and glue boats.

Post by Cracker Larry » Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:38 pm

Not really. There are many fine boat builders on here.
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Re: Building large stitch and glue boats.

Post by Steven » Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:09 pm

Just cause it's home built, doesn't mean it has to look home built. :). Quality speaks for itself. All you need is the right buyer that recognizes quality. The consistency of foam panels should make for easier fairing I would think, and being able to say "wood free" would definitely be a plus.

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Re: Building large stitch and glue boats.

Post by jacquesmm » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:46 am

Steven wrote: . . . and being able to say "wood free" would definitely be a plus.
Unfortunately.
Those cheap boat builders made mess with plywood and instead of improving their methods, they blame the material.
Used properly, plywood is a perfectly good material but for larger boats, foam sandwich is lighter and becomes easier to use.
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Re: Building large stitch and glue boats.

Post by Noles309 » Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:33 am

Cracker Larry wrote:Not really. There are many fine boat builders on here.
Yes for sure.
Steven wrote:Just cause it's home built, doesn't mean it has to look home built. .
And double yes for sure on that.

I'm just saying that the average boat buyer will shy away from it as will most banks and insurance companies when it becomes a "used" boat. It would definitely take an educated buyer (with cash) to appreciate the craftsmanship, time and dedication that goes into building your own boat and be willing to pay what its worth.
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