Fast lightweight plywood boat
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This hull was built over a frame. The plywood was scarfed together first then cut and brought together around the frame. There was quite a bit of “torturing” to get the ply into shape but the final product was a tight and rigid hull with a nice form.
I couldn’t wait to get her in the water! I stuck the rego numbers straight on to the epoxy and after a quick trial with a 3hp motor I decided to buy a 6hp Mercury twin cylinder 2 stroke. It suited the boat perfectly in weight and power, it was so smooth and so quick.
Here she is up in the everglades at the top end of the Noosa river a really beautiful place. With 3 adults onboard and a full esky and safety gear she still climbed easily on to the plane.
This boat had a lot more beam than the boat in 1-month that I later built with my son. This made also for a lot of room under the bonnet and tons of room inside. The white paint really made a difference to the look and feel of the boat too.
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