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Memory

The “Memory” is a beautiful 8 ft LOA mahogany runabout of classic style. It is built primarily of plywood using an epoxy chine and taped seams.

Power is provided by a small electric trolling motor mounted in a rudder post aft with speed controls relocated on the instrument panel. A foot mounted push button switch assures safe operation. Steering is accomplished through a simple wheel and cable system. A standard 12 volt deep cycle battery mounted forward provides sufficient capacity for several hours of fun. An on-board charger facilitates easy recharging. Although intended for children, it will accommodate up to 300 pounds.

The “Memory” was originally designed for weekend-long family boat building events. Participants can finish this boat in under 16 hours, complete with motor, custom transom graphics and varnish; ready to be launched. Response has prompted the offering of plans, kits, and completed boats in addition to our regularly scheduled family boat building weekends.

Design Specs

Designer: 
Brad Christensen
Year of Design: 
2009
LOA: 
8 ft
Beam: 
4 ft
Draft: 
14 inches
Displacement: 
100 lbs empty, 400 lbs loaded
Materials: 
Wood
Other
Propulsion: 
electric
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner, but with some woodworking experience
Cost: 
instruction book and plans $65, kits $1000-$2400, completed boats around $4500, family boatbuilding weekend $2200
Contact Information: 

653 Lakeway Drive
Russell Springs Kentucky 42642
Phone: 866-921-2628