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    Default Fao plan questions

    I've looked at these plans for a long time now. I am pretty convinced I would like to build the 20 ft version. My question is would it be possible to add a small light weight cabin similar to what is on Ninigret. I live up in Howe Sound BC and some rain shelter would be a definite plus. I know I could just build Ninigret or Nina but I am looking for a work boat type of craft built with MDO encapsulated with epoxy and it seems a shame to build one of these and not spend a fortune on marine plywood and do it right so to speak. And yes I know that the Fao is a full displacement boat and the others are semi displacement and are different animals I mention them as an example of the kind of deck and cabin concept I envision. I would by the way love to build Nina or Ninigret one day but right now I need a bang around work boat that is efficient fuel wise and sea worthy because it really blows up and rains a lot in my neck of the woods. Any way I'm looking for opinions about adding the cabin or options if it can't be done.

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    I dont see why not, thought of doing the same. A folding canvas bimini might be an option too, but i see no reason, if you are not going to stand or sit on it, that a structure from 4-6mm ply lightly framed would not work. Keep it as low as possible. Not the most load friendly boat, only reason i looked elsewhere for alternatives.

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    Default Re: Fao plan questions

    I wondered about that. One would think that a fishing boat would be designed with lots of reserve buoyancy. What happens if you catch 500 kilos of fish one day.

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    Default Re: Fao plan questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Bilgeewarrior View Post
    I wondered about that. One would think that a fishing boat would be designed with lots of reserve buoyancy. What happens if you catch 500 kilos of fish one day.
    From the reccomended loading, either throw back 100kg, or get a crew member to swim home. I think the boats were more designed as a day boat and sustainable fishing, what they dont catch today, they can catch tomorrow, baring in mind that some locations might not have chilled storage for fish that might not be consumed the same day; thats my take on it. Its not an excessivly large boat and easily driven with low power was a priority, a great design in that it does what it suppose to, the real danger is trying to turn it into something it isnt, but i do not think a wee shelter/cabin would do any harm to the overall package.
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    Default Re: Fao plan questions

    You know, some of us that read these posts have no that no idea what boat design you are talking about changing. I mean, would it be that difficult to mention the plans , website or even reference a photo of said boat?
    Denise, Bristol PA, Oday30, Anchor Yacht Club, On tidal Delaware River. my current project; http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...0-Ducker-Resto

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    FAO boat.

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    Thank you Robert!
    Denise, Bristol PA, Oday30, Anchor Yacht Club, On tidal Delaware River. my current project; http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...0-Ducker-Resto

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    Glad to help.

    Sometimes I even do! Hehehe.

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    Default Re: Fao plan questions

    From what I've seen of boats that size glass aluminum or wood even a Bimini top can cause problems when the wind is up but what do I know LOL
    Denise, Bristol PA, Oday30, Anchor Yacht Club, On tidal Delaware River. my current project; http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...0-Ducker-Resto

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    Default Re: Fao plan questions

    The design is from this technical paper:

    http://www.fao.org/docrep/007/y5649e/y5649e00.htm

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    Or you could do something in canvas
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    ^ Canvas would be the ticket. ( Ninigret's cabin was designed with a canvas roof and solid sides) A dodger of some sort. Lightweight will make the boat happier.

    Were it me, I'd consider s short foredeck and then add a spray dodger similar to:



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    Default Re: Fao plan questions

    With a load capacity of 770 pounds, I would suggest adding no more than 70 pounds with the "cabin", reducing the load capacity to 700 pounds.

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    Default Re: Fao plan questions

    Interesting picture - it's a Northumbrian coble registered in Leith but with the Northumberland flag and colours (blue/white). The canvas cuddy is typical and used normally only during the winter though some keep it rigged all year around.

    Yes, I am from Northumberland. Why do you ask? >};o)

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