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Postby wizer » Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:51 am

Hi Guys

It's always been an ambition of mine to build a timber speed boat. Tho this will be a project for a long way in the future as I just don't have the time or health to be messing around in boats.

However I have been looking for a long term project to keep me ticking over in the workshop and I'm considering making a scaled motorised model boat. I have some experience with RC Cars in my youth.

This is the sort of design I'd want, both for the model and the future full scale.

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Thing is, I wouldn't know where to start! Would there be plans for this sort of thing? I'd want to do it from scratch, not a kit.

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Postby jfc » Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:20 am

Selway Fisher sell the full plans of all the boats they have designed and built . They cost around

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Postby wizer » Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:46 am

oh yeh looks like there is just the one on there, Thanks Jason.

I wonder how detailed the plans are.

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Postby jfc » Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:50 am

Very ! I have a set ;D

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Postby sainty » Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:51 am

I have to say that every time someone links to these plans I loose about 1/2 hour of my day instantly. I love looking at the plans and dream of making something that floats one day. Given that I am in Southampton and there is not shortage of water to play only makes it worse. Still, it's nice to dream....maybe one day when the kids are a bit oder...... :)

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Timber Speedboat Plans?

Postby engineerone » Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:19 am

you mean the kids don't smell enough right now ??? ;D

you can also try the american magazine wooden boat, on their web site they often have a number of plans for all kinds of boats

paul ;)

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Postby tusses » Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:03 pm

I regularly get lost for hours in here
http://www.vintageprojects.com/

they have boat plans , and I think RC plans too, so you might be able to combine them and make an RC boat

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Postby lordnibbo » Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:40 pm

here's another place for plans
http://www.bateau.com/
THey also have a good link on the home page for material suppliers.

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Postby wizer » Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:48 pm

thanks Nibbs. I have been doing some reading today and I think I am going to go for a kit model. With no boat building experience, I'm unlikely to 'get it right' first time. It will at least give me some exposure to boat building terms and mechanisms.

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Postby jfc » Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:39 pm

Not sure what the cost of those plans are but selway urge you to make a scale model before you start building the big boat . They are the plans that the boat builders use so it may be money saving to buy the full plans and scale them down to really understand boat building . On the other hand i can tell you that the plans did my head in and took weeks to work them out .

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Postby wizer » Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:47 am

lol I'm a bit thick Jason. Probably best I work on a kit first and then work my way up to scaling down plans.

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