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Old 03-12-2018, 07:20 PM
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Default Barker Boatworks 40 HPC (High Performance Cat) From Design to Build

The idea behind this thread is to show the entire process of designing, renderings, geometry, plug, mold, and ultimately the construction an entirely new from the ground up high performance fishing boat utilizing the most state of the art design technology and construction techniques in the industry. The boat is a collaboration of ideas from Kevin Barker and Michael Peters along with input from several of the most knowledgeable and recognized professionals in the industry. The plug is on scheduled to be cut by the end of March 2018 and the thread will be updated with photos and specific design details as the process continues.

On a side note I was one of the first on THT to start a build thread in 2001 when I built my Monza Z280. It is just amazing to see how boat building has changed in 17 years.
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I was thinking it, but I wasn't going to say it.
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Dude wtf. No intelligent conversation about abstract designs is ever going to happen on THT.
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Looking forward to it
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Gonna be an awesome build! Good luck keeping it drama free
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This will be good
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This will be good
You placed an order yet?
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Can you explain the process a little more?

Have they run a plywood plug? What is the purpose of it if they have not? I was under the impression a hull like this that was made off of CAD would be a multi access router on foam to make the plug for the mold? Is the plywood plug the backbone of the foam for the final routing?

Looking forward to this thread, should be a really neat boat.


Which design represents the most recent evolution? The blue or the silver?
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Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to seeing it up close.
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more cats to join the pride. Sweet.
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This is one sexy cat. Can't wait to see all the behind the scenes.
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You placed an order yet?
YES I DID
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Looks nice!! IMO, the second row seating should have the option to be facing the stern. As it looks now, too many distractions for the captain, lol
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Looks nice!! IMO, the second row seating should have the option to be facing the stern. As it looks now, too many distractions for the captain, lol
I had second row on my 42 Prowler and can tell you the crew loved it. As the Capt. is was nice to have the crew with you while running and having a conversation without yeling
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Originally Posted by Lazy Bones View Post
Can you explain the process a little more?

Have they run a plywood plug? What is the purpose of it if they have not? I was under the impression a hull like this that was made off of CAD would be a multi access router on foam to make the plug for the mold? Is the plywood plug the backbone of the foam for the final routing?

Looking forward to this thread, should be a really neat boat.


Which design represents the most recent evolution? The blue or the silver?
It will be interesting to get the answer to this.

When I first joined THT, I followed Onslow Bay build the mold for their 32. They used the method you are describing. Seemed like a lot of work and expense. They had to rough shape the mold in NC, then transport it to Richmond, VA for a router large enough to do the finish.

Like you, I wonder why the cold mold method is used for this plug.
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Looks tippy

Just kidding..I wanted to be first lol
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Gonna be an awesome build! Good luck keeping it drama free
Have munitions
Will travel

Do I hear seething?
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Ohh yea I’m all sorts of here for this

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