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Old 12-16-2018, 08:26 PM
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Message me what you are looking for. I have hundreds of small boat plans from the 1930's to the 1990's, many with details for the first time builder.
Thank you!

I will pm you tomorrow.
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Old 12-17-2018, 06:25 AM
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My buddy raced a Ravenau down there in Miami..neatest boat I've seen recently he had was a Winged Switzer with 2 Mercurys. He ran it at Mt. Dora a couple times recently (last few years).
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Old 12-29-2018, 03:20 PM
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A Tonka Craft I bought from Very Northern Wisconsin, although it was built where my Mother grew up on Lake Minnetonka Mn.
Of all the "Lap Streak" plywood boats I have ever owned this one was most Beautiful.








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Wow..what a labor of love!
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Old 12-30-2018, 09:14 AM
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That is a beautiful little boat!
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Old 12-30-2018, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by westbootie View Post
I'm going to Home Depot right now to pick up a couple of sheets of their best!
give me a couple of months and I'll post up some pictures of mine
gorgeous little boats
Be selective purchasing plywood. I believe A/C uses waterproof glue but! There will be numerous internal voids caused by unplugged knot holes in the interior plys. For example, they sell undrlayment 1/4” plywood that does NOT have interior voids. I don’t know if underlayment stuff is constructed with waterproof glue
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Old 12-30-2018, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by foggysail View Post


Be selective purchasing plywood. I believe A/C uses waterproof glue but! There will be numerous internal voids caused by unplugged knot holes in the interior plys. For example, they sell undrlayment 1/4” plywood that does NOT have interior voids. I don’t know if underlayment stuff is constructed with waterproof glue
Regular AC would not use waterproof glue. You would want ACX.
The “X” denotes exterior = waterproof glue.

The difference between construction grade plywood and marine plywood is the filling of interior voids on marine.
What are you doing with it? If this is going to be the skin on a traditionally framed and plywood skinned boat I would recommend marine ply if there will be much bending involved. The voids in exterior ply may not allow it to bend fairly.



For many applications today (in plastic boats) exterior grade is just fine.

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Blasphemy, I'm aware, but if one wanted to build a Spitfire and "modernize" it with an 80s or early 90s 2-stroke, what would max hp be? 15" shaft over 20"?
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:32 AM
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2 of the most famous and successful lake boats of all time were plywood boats.Chris Craft Sea Skiffs and Lyman boats.Plywood is stronger than planking.
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by TurnMeLooseFLKeys View Post
Blasphemy, I'm aware, but if one wanted to build a Spitfire and "modernize" it with an 80s or early 90s 2-stroke, what would max hp be? 15" shaft over 20"?
That Mercury KG-7 the Spitfire had is about 17 hp stock, 80 lbs 15" shaft leg and has the gas tank integral. Its not the hp, its the weight. and the weight of 6 gallon remote tank compared to 1 or 2. A 15" is what you want. minimum 15 hp to 25. A 30 hp Yamaha is 120 lbs and that is two heavy. A dead man throttle or the use of the ignition kill lanyard or both is mandatory.

I had a dream; ....... that as a teenager I performed a flyby in my minimax to impress a cute girl sunbathing. A miscalculation in trajectory caused me to T bone her dock near where she lay. My new trajectory was over the dock towards the beach. It didn't hurt.............as much as her mother who was raking the beach and then laid into my back and head a couple good whacks before I could get the motor restated.

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I figured a 20 or 25 OMC or Merc would be the ticket, but we all know what assumptions are. Thanks for the response.

I have yet to really tackle a redo or build project. I've only done a freshen up of current boats. First project was at 12 years old, sanded down my 12' Starcraft's hull and applied Steelflex. It wasn't until years later that I had my next project. Redid most of the hardware on my current flats boat. I've never done anything structural. Figured I'd start with a 13 Whaler, like most do, but now I'm moving to the mountains of NC in a few months. No longer have the need for a "fishing" boat. I'd love to occupy my free time by building that Spitfire.

Are these the plans I'd need?
HydroPlanes spitfire
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:25 PM
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Those are the plans. William Jackson uses the same motor board detail on all of his hydroplanes and runabouts. There is a much better detail I use that is lighter/stronger so if you get serious I would be happy to sketch and walk you through it. Same with the step. It needs to have a notch for the air to ventilate the step, to relieve suction when at low speed and getting on plane.
I have a number of KG-7's stashed away. As long as its not in salt water I would be happy to lend you one for a spin and a photo opp. A ride in a hydro with a good KG-7 is akin to a MILF and a Couger all rolled into one.
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I'll be moving to Western NC, closest body of water is Lake Lure. When the time comes, I'll be contacting you.
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Here are a few pictures of my plywood Northeastern Dory project which I am slowly working on, plus two of what she will look like when finished.





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Otseg,
Can I get the plans for the original plywood Egret?
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Originally Posted by oceanluvr30 View Post
Here are a few pictures of my plywood Northeastern Dory project which I am slowly working on, plus two of what she will look like when finished.





Very nice!!!
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Heres one for you.

14’ Brockway. 1/2” AC plywood sides. 3/4” Bottom. Two layers 3/4” in transom.





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Originally Posted by Bryan A. View Post
Heres one for you.

14’ Brockway. 1/2” AC plywood sides. 3/4” Bottom. Two layers 3/4” in transom.





Love the outboard on it too!
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1958 10hp Johnson
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