Guest Anonymous Posted October 9, 2003 Report Share Posted October 9, 2003 Hi all I just recieved a mail from Carla that my plans are being processed and will be shipped today! Very excited. First I`d like input on the size of workshop that people have comfortably completed this design in? Considering that the boat is 17` long with 5`10" beam I figure that I will need at least a 3ft working area around the hull. This comes out to 23` x 12` Once the hull goes 3D I figure I will also need room for a bench, tool and material storage mast/spar assembly area. So an extra 12 x 8 area sounds right to me. I will be building in the Philippines where the availability of lumber is not a problem. Santa Clara grade Marine Ply and Power laminating epoxy. Hard and soft wood is available planed 4S on demand. I will use the local "Marine epoxy" for filleting. Mat is available but I need the plans for spec (weave, weight, size) before costing. How many clamps have you found necessary for this project? How many and what sizes would you prefer? What ratio of G clamps to sliding clamps are preferable. Build schedule will be Dec 20 - Jan 6, Locate workshop, procure materials/tools, assemble basket and bench. Feb 1st - April 10th, Build CS17 "exactly to plan" (dont laugh). I will hire a local carpenter to help me. She will be lean and mean,(not the carpenter). I want a fast boat to try to keep up with the local bamboo outrigger fishing boats. I want the hull weight at 350 or below. I hope this project will be very well documented and costed. For a name, I`m toying with "Ketch me if you can". Any input, advice, comments or sugestions whatsoever will be grately apreciated. Particularly weight saving and performance info. All the best thebob. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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