powerboats

Designs for inboard or outboard power

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Re: powerboats

Postby Triple-d » Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:43 pm

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Re: powerboats

Postby Bill Edmundson » Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:45 pm

Looks like a pretty ride. Great job! Can't wait to see it and take a ride.
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Re: powerboats

Postby DaveLott » Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:08 pm

Triple D - You have done the body of boat builders proud. Great job
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Re: powerboats

Postby billy c » Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:39 pm

Beautiful boat(s) Don!
looks like a great boat for your area!
glad you found us on the forum! thanks for the pictures :D
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Re: powerboats

Postby Roberta » Sat Nov 06, 2010 6:07 am

Really nice!!! Thanks for sharing.

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Re: powerboats

Postby khundley » Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:18 pm

That is really a stunning build! Beautiful job, tug included!
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Re: powerboats

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:24 pm

So beautiful. Great job... Thank you for the wonderful photos too.
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Re: powerboats

Postby tsmitherman » Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:06 pm

Please, please, PLEASE ..........
We need more details.
What modifications did you make to the original plans? Length? Weight? Equipment? Draft?
Materials? Paint? Windows?
I want to know everything about that beautiful boat !
You and Ray M. have convinced me that I want a True Grit - Now if I can convince one of you to build it for me :)
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Re: powerboats

Postby Triple-d » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:07 pm

Hi
Thanks again for all the nice comments. Thanks Tom. You did a great job on your Bo-Jest, I really like the looks of the mini tugs. It doesn't look like you would have any trouble building a True Grit, but I would be happy to build another one. I made the hull 27 feet, plus a 3 foot swim grid with small pods under the grid each side of the leg. I angled the pods down a little to act as a trim tab. The loaded weight with 84 gals diesel and 35 gals water is 8500 lbs. I did not build her light, up here we have alot of wood in the water.! The bottom is 5/8 fir plywood and the sides and cabin are 1/2 fir plywood. The frames are oak(next one I would use fir), fir stringers and battens(we have alot of douglas fir up here). The hull and cabin, have 2 layers 6oz. cloth with epoxy. All the inside coated with epoxy, around the engine area I also put cloth also. The outside I painted with interlux perfection., the white I used a foam roller with one end rounded so I didn,t have to tip it off with a brush, the roller only leaves just a slight orange peel (only works with light colours) I am very happy with the paint job, people thought I sprayed it on. I got the windows locally from Diamond windows. they ship their windows all over the world, they are alum. framed. The engine is a Cummins 170 hp with a Bravo 2 drive. Still waiting for Cummins to come and start it up, so I don't know the speeds yet, I'am not after alot of speed 14- 15 knots.If theres any other questions, I am happy to answer them if I can.
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Re: powerboats

Postby Triple-d » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:14 pm

This is a picture of the stern.
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Re: powerboats

Postby reneb41 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:39 pm

I'm purchasing the True Grit plans next week but want to build it to look like your Triple D. Do you have plans of the alterations to the cabin leaning forward and the transom or should I be purchasing different plans? Thank you, Rene B

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Re: powerboats

Postby Bill Edmundson » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:40 am

reneb41

I don't know of other cabin plans for the True Grit. Maybe you could modify one of these. http://www.boatdesigns.com/Dory-Cabin-P ... ducts/534/

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Re: powerboats

Postby Triple-d » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:55 pm

Hi
Reneb41
I designed the house as I was building , no real set of plans . I just put up the plywood sides oversize and drew the cabin side on the plywood and played around with it , till I liked it and it looked ok. The hull was lengthen to 27 ft. , with a diesel engine right at the stern , the added buoyancy was good. Also I added a 3 ft swim grid, so I put pods on either side to hold the swim grid and they also added more buoyancy. I built the boat as a 25 ft. and it was a bit stern heavy , the extra length worked out perfect. I am very pleased with the way the boat handles. I 'm sure you'll be pleased with this hull. I 'm building a Vandal 22 ft tug right now and I 'm using the same transom design but for an outboard. Enjoy your build. Don


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