Concept: The CCSF25 is a high performance offshore fishing and family boat, she has a classic running surface of 24 degree deadrise and 8.5' max beam. Wide chine flats for knocking down spray, integrated lifting strakes for high speed handling and directional control. The keel of the boat has a “pad” or flat section which helps in planing and offers an ideal location for thru-hull transducers. The CCSF25 hull size is big enough to give you a serious offshore fishing machine, but small enough to not require a large tow vehicle or oversized towing permits. Ideal power would be a single 250hp-300hp or twin of 150hp to 200hp.
Building Method: The CCSF25 is a composite boat, wood core with biaxial fiberglass skins on both sides, set in epoxy resin. This building method offers an extremely stiff and light hull that requires no more maintenance than a similar FRP hull. The hull is built on a male jig that ensures an accurate and fair hull. Compared to cold molding, sheathed strip is faster and less work. Compared to stitch and glue, sheathed strip takes more time initially BUT requires far less torturing and fairing of panels often associated with larger stitch and glue boats (no droopy bow either)
Materials: Hull core is strips of Atlantic white cedar (or wood with similar properties). Bulkheads, frames, transom, etc are of marine plywood. Hull skins are of biaxial fiberglass, all plywood surfaces are covered with woven glass cloth. Epoxy resins and glues are used throughout.
Features: Standard fuel tank is a single 125 gallon center tank, but the boat can also be built with two wing tanks located on either side of the stringers. Wing tanks would allow for a step down inside the console for a small head. A baitwell is built into the transom. There is plenty of room under the sole/deck for fish boxes and storage. The hull is designed to be unsinkable by using buoyancy foam filled compartments. The outboard bracket is integrated into the hull to give a seamless and clean look.
Building Jig: We put many hours and much effort into the design of the CCSF255 jig . We include 25+ drawings for the jig alone. All parts are numbered and detailed. Several drawings are in 3D to show jig assembly details. The jig is not complicated, but we choose to spend the extra time upfront on details in order to save the builder time down the road in extra work and fairing. Our jig includes some interesting features such as integrated running strakes; strakes are laminated into the jig in order to avoid the major time consumption of making these parts separately later (and fairing into the hull).