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After hours of searching through plans for a boat to build I figured the next best thing was to design my own. So working off the types of boats I liked I came up with C LEGS.

Built from 6 mm ply glassed over she is strong and light. I wanted max water line length for the space I had in my garage so set the out board back into a well.

Launching Date:
Tue, 01/01/2013

FIRST TRY is constructed with yellow pine framing covered in a fiberglassed and gelcoated southern pine exterior plywood hull. The stem is ash tying into an oak keel with oak bottom rubbers. The chines, gunwale rubbers, coamings, windshield frame, etc are made of Honduran mahogany. The seats are built with Meranti plywood while all the upper deck and bottom boards are Okoume plywood. All wood was glued and screwed with siliconized bronze screws or nailed with copper nails. She is equipped with a 1958 Johnson 18hp outboard and navigates with the old cable and pulley system.

Launching Date:
Sun, 06/26/2011

This tunnel boat was designed and built for racing in American Powerboat Association class Sport C.

Construction is skin on frame plywood using both exterior and marine grades. The cockpit is carbon/kevlar/foam composite for driver protection.

It is powered by a stock 2-cylinder, 40 hp Nissan/Tohatsu outboard motor for competition speeds in the 55-59 mph range.

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Launching Date:
Wed, 05/09/2012

Posted: July 12, 2012
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Found this on Vintage Boats and set about building it light and cheap. Total build boat about $300 nz ply and glass cloth with polyester. Ply was not treated and with a heavy scoring got a good bond.

Could not believe how well it goes with me at 84 kg with a 5 hp OB. Used my own design steering (cord ) and home made wheel. Now for the next project, may be a John Welsford Joansa 16 but scaled down to 12'.

Launching Date:
Wed, 05/30/2012
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