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    Re: Pilothouse Skiff - sketches

    Duncan -
    Thanks for your comments! I will be the first to agree that the pilothouse would definately look MUCH better on a longer, larger hull, but as I stated somewhere earlier, I'm limited (on...
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    Re: Pilothouse Skiff - sketches

    Hey Skiff Man -
    Thanks for all the power-requirement calculations; they seem to be right in line with what I had "guesstimated", and that's why I am planning on getting at least a 40, and...
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    Re: Bar Island Skiff - Hull flipped

    Thanks, Nick. Yeah, I should have checked the photos as posted, but it was a long day, and I already had a few rums under my belt!
    Funny, but when I posted them on a different forum (Downeast Boat...
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    Bar Island Skiff - Hull flipped

    (RE-POSTED WITH PHOTOS CORRECTED)
    After a day of prep fabricating the posts & beam support structures, I borrowed a pair of come-along hoists, pulled out some heavy rope, and started the process....
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    Bar Island Skiff - Hull Painted

    Finally finished the hull painting; many delays due to weather up here on the bold coast. The bow-on photo looks distorted due to the camera angle... she's really not as narrow as the shot makes it...
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    Re: Pilothouse Skiff - sketches

    JUst finished 2nd coat of EZPoxy painton topsides; next is the 2 -1/2" wide white boot stripe, then I'll flip her over.
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    Re: Keel and strakes

    Better angle shot. Finish looks OK if you aren't too close (it will mostly be underwater anyway!)
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    Re: Keel and strakes

    Finally finished the bottom. 2 coats of epoxy/graphite, sanded to 220 between coats. Next is to re-mask the WL and prime/high-build the topsides for the final EZ-Poxy.
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    Re: Keel and strakes

    Yes, you are right; today I'm going back and re-doing most of the seams with a little more epoxy/cabosil fillet. I'm not worried about the glue bond though, it oozed out all around. it was a long...
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    Re: Keel and strakes

    I figured that there was a great story behind that bell! Can't wait until we see where the bell goes on your new sailboat, and especially hear about how she "Earned" it! BTW... Great pic of your...
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    Re: Keel and strakes

    OK, Steve... you've got me. What the Heck is that little bell doing attached to your bow eye??? :confused:
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    Re: Keel and strakes

    I agree with what Steve did. On my 18 ft. flat-bottom skiff, I chose to install a centerline keel/shoe, and parallel runners/skids similar to what Steve shows in his pictures. My hull bottom is...
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    Re: Pilothouse Skiff - sketches

    Thanks for the compliments! And, yes, the USCG 41 has always looked very "Salty" to me. Actually, my last paying gig was as a maritime security consultant to the DHS Port Security Grant Program,...
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    Re: New Center Console Skiff

    I'm going to probably use pre-cut closed-cell foam blocks, sealed inside the aft topside cockpit sides, P&S, floor-to sheer between the aft frames, as well as under the forward seat area. I'll...
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    New Center Console Skiff

    In a prevoius post (Building/Repair Thread) - I posted a sketch of a little pilothouse skiff I am building up in Downeast Maine. As I expected, I got my fair share of comments on how it was too...
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    Re: Brockway Skiff Plans

    I did quite a bit of research on the Brockway-type skiff design before I started my project, and, IMHO, the plans that Walter Baron (Old Wharf Dory) drew for his "Lumber Yard Skiff" are very easy for...
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    Re: Pilothouse Skiff - sketches

    Hello Skiff Man -
    You are spot-on about the displacement numbers! during the design process I calculated the following:

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    ESTIMATED DISPLACEMENT...
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    Re: Pilothouse Lumberyard Skiff

    Gray Duck -
    Sorry, I had to re-post the drawings to another thread... see "Pilothouse Lumberyard Skiff - Sketch". Lots of interesting comments.
    Cheers
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    Re: Pilothouse Skiff - sketches

    Hey Autonomous, Thanks. Actually I quite liked the way the C-Dory fit a very usable pilothouse onto their hull, and it was one of the reasons I started looking into something similar on my little...
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    Re: Pilothouse Skiff - sketches

    CORRECTION: Sorry - I meant to say "longitudial center of buoyancy" above.
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    Re: Pilothouse Skiff - sketches

    Yes, John, the beam is carried much more aft than forward, and there is considerably less volume in the forward sections. Because of this, I will initially launch her without any house structure,...
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    Re: Pilothouse Skiff - sketches

    Nick - A good idea, but, no I haven't done those calcs yet. Been too busy sanding & fairing! As soon as I get around to it, I'll post them. Based on my experience with similar-sized boats with...
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    Re: Pilothouse Skiff - sketches

    I understand your comments, and am well aware of the performance constraints of my design. However, this hull is already built, and I'm looking forward to using it as built, limitations and all. If...
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    Re: Pilothouse Skiff - sketches

    Interesting! I am actually putting an external keel running down the centerline, but more for grounding & trailer protection than for directional stability (however it may add a small amount of...
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    Re: Pilothouse Skiff - sketches

    Skip - That's precisley why I'm going with this boat; I can't afford those expensive powerplants any more. I could actually use a 25 hp on this, if I didn't mind slower cruising speed. Even then...
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    Re: Pilothouse Skiff - sketches

    Yes, you are correct, Skip... That was one of the many designs that influenced my thinking. I realize that it may not be for everybody, but the reasons I chose to go with the flat bottom is that (1)...
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    Re: Pilothouse Skiff - sketches

    One of my previous builds. I co-designed this boat with Lee Creekmore, many years ago, and it was pretty successful in off-shore racing in Florida/Bahamas waters. Sorry for blasphamy; it was/is a...
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    Re: Pilothouse Skiff - sketches

    I actually did look at many small Downeast designs (including the Bass boat style) before I came up with this design.
    I am aware that conventional design wisdom says that a standing headroom...
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    Re: Pilothouse Skiff - sketches

    Thanks for all the comments! The hull bottom is actually flat in the aft bottom, from the just forward of Bmax back to the transom, with a slight rocker forward of only 5" or so. I built a scale...
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    Pilothouse Skiff - sketches

    Sorry but I didn't sucessfully attach the drawings I wanted to share -
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    Pilothouse Lumberyard Skiff

    New member here, but old boatbuilder trying to stay active. I am currently building a highly-modified lumberyard skiff, based somewhat on Walter Baron's design concept. BTW, I highly reccommend...
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