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Personal Watercraft design

Post by anonymous » Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:38 pm

Hi folks;

I've been a fan of your boat designs for a while, and I'm getting revved up for a winter project, to build a small boat.

The problem is, what I want is to build a personal watercraft, like the Glen-l "Wild Thing" design. Something about 10 feet long that will weigh maybe 200 lbs without the engine.

Basically I want a boat built for 1-2 people that will go 40-50 mph using a small outboard (less than 30-35hp). I want to fill a good part of the hull with foam, and sit on it like on a motorcycle (although some cozy side by side seating might be ok).

Do you have any designs that could be converted to something like this?

I'd prefer to build using your designs if possible... Glen-l seems stuck in the 50s.

Erik



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Post by jacquesmm » Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:00 pm

I don't like that type of watercraft and do not plan to design one, sorry.
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Ok, thanks anyway...

Post by anonymous » Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:36 pm

Maybe I'll re-think it and build a small skiff or something.

Thanks,
Erik

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Post by Daddy » Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:01 pm

Hear Hear
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Post by Cracker Larry » Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:11 pm

Fire a shot across his bow :help:
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Post by Dukydo » Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:18 pm

Ka-Boom......Ker-Splash! :wink:

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Post by Spokaloo » Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:59 pm

From someone who once owned a PWC (it was the 90s, I was a teenager), you will be better served by a larger boat.

The PWC thing is fun for about 40 hours time on the water. After that, it gets old because you can't entertain, you are tied to a beach or shore spot to play, and they DIGEST gas like you wouldn't believe.

If playing on the water is your idea, get something in the 16-19' range in Jacques designs. If its speed, Mangusta (or this new Abaco). There will be something that suits you in the line.

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Post by gepineda » Sat Nov 03, 2007 2:16 pm

You can find the plans for this one here.


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Post by Deadgobot » Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:44 am

jacquesmm wrote:I don't like that type of watercraft and do not plan to design one, sorry.
A story I like to tell regarding PWCs.

I was out fishing off Ship Island with my brother, dad and his business partner. We're minding our own business when three PWCs come zooming up to us. One of them is screaming "My ass is bleeding!" He crawls into the boat and we take him to the ranger station. They call the CG who sends a cutter and a helicopter, which eventually flies him out.

Turns out they were out jumping wakes and waves (and, most likely, making a nuisance of themselves) when ass-boy fell off the back of his PWC and landed just right. The official diagnosis was "eviscerated colon".

(I used my brother's shirt to staunch the blood. I don't think he ever really forgave me for that.)
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Post by topwater » Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:06 pm

lol :lol: :lol: :!: Thats why i always wear a wetsuit when barefooting.

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