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by ET
Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Hankinson Cuddy Sport 24 sea trials!!
Replies: 45
Views: 12597

Re: Hankinson Cuddy Sport 24 sea trials!!

With stainless steel now rail added.
by ET
Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Hankinson Cuddy Sport 24 sea trials!!
Replies: 45
Views: 12597

Re: Hankinson Cuddy Sport 24 sea trials!!

I was also very suprised at top speed. Keep me posted with your progress. Also, I had my fuel tank made in south Florida. I designed it, or rather plugged dimensions in their web site design page until it seemeed right as far as fit adn capacitu goes. I;d be happy to share that with you. It holds ab...
by ET
Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Hankinson Cuddy Sport 24 sea trials!!
Replies: 45
Views: 12597

Re: Hankinson Cuddy Sport 24 sea trials!!

Oh....not sure how they'd view hitting the "no wake" zone at 50 mph here LOL....FWC may not buy that. It's wierd.....we have "no wake zones", "Idle" zones, and "minimum Speed" zones here in Florida. One thing for sure is that the boating here is awesome. Jacksonville has access to lakes, the Saint J...
by ET
Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Hankinson Cuddy Sport 24 sea trials!!
Replies: 45
Views: 12597

Re: Hankinson Cuddy Sport 24 sea trials!!

Thanks for the complinents guys. I'm glad to be part of the awesome craft being produced and published on this forum. The aft photo was indeeed at 50 mph and I was also amazed at the wake or lack of. Deadrise is 18 1/2 degrees and the boat has lifting strakes with a 3 degree downward cant (not sure ...
by ET
Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Hankinson Cuddy Sport 24 sea trials!!
Replies: 45
Views: 12597

Re: Hankinson Cuddy Sport 24 sea trials!!

Opps...I think the pic attached this time.
by ET
Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Hankinson Cuddy Sport 24 sea trials!!
Replies: 45
Views: 12597

Re: Hankinson Cuddy Sport 24 sea trials!!

Underway running at 50mph. Receeding hairline exposed, but a blast!! It's too hard to decribe the feeling of putting your home built boat in the water and enjoying the rush of cruising for the first time in it.
by ET
Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Hankinson Cuddy Sport 24 sea trials!!
Replies: 45
Views: 12597

Re: Hankinson Cuddy Sport 24 sea trials!!

Profile view before the stripe.
by ET
Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Hankinson Cuddy Sport 24 sea trials!!
Replies: 45
Views: 12597

Re: Hankinson Cuddy Sport 24 sea trials!!

More of the first day in the water. I have pics from day one of the build that I will email to Glen L. I still need to do somefinish work on the cabin (one more layer of veneer), add a windshield, a top perhaps, and a bowrail.
by ET
Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Hankinson Cuddy Sport 24 sea trials!!
Replies: 45
Views: 12597

Re: Hankinson Cuddy Sport 24 sea trials!!

Here's a few pics of the first day in the water.
by ET
Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Hankinson Cuddy Sport 24 sea trials!!
Replies: 45
Views: 12597

Hankinson Cuddy Sport 24 sea trials!!

Finally after much time and hard work, my Cuddy Sport 24 got wet for the first time this weekend. I have outfitted it with a good used Mercury 225 EFI outboard motor. Performce FAR exceeded my expectations. This has got to be one of the smoothest boats that I have been it, so kudos for the excellent...
by ET
Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Cuddy Sport Builders
Replies: 2
Views: 1233

Cuddy Sport

I'm building the Hankinson Cuddy Sport 24. For the bottom planking, sides, transom, motor well, stem, and decking I used marine grade plywood. On top of the plywood decking is clear white oak that I planned to 1/2 inch thick for a nic "wood" look. For the sole I used AB exterior fir plywood. On top ...
by ET
Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: hull design at transom
Replies: 1
Views: 1760

I'm building the Cuddy Sport 24 also. Hopefully it will be in primer and possibly painted this weekend. I'm so ready for it to be flippped over and sitting on the trailer that it's beyond words....but.... Anyway....isn't the Cuddy Sport a little on the large/heavy side for a jet pump although as the...
by ET
Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:10 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Buying a Used Trailer
Replies: 4
Views: 3588

I bought a used boat trailer for $900 which inlcuded a boat hull. I was able to salvage from that a good windshield, kicker outboard bracket, hard-top and tower etc. also, so I figure I paid $300 for an aluminum used trailer for a 24 foot boat. However, the original plan to replace 4 springs turned ...
by ET
Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:57 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Long leaf yellow pine?
Replies: 14
Views: 4853

Granger Lumber here in Jacksonville does sell to the general public. We do have a Grainger Industrial Supply (spelled differently too) that only sell to contractors, but they sell hardware and that sort of thing. I also have a buddy here near the Saint John's river south of Jax that will mill anythi...
by ET
Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:24 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Long leaf yellow pine?
Replies: 14
Views: 4853

I live in Jacksonville as well and found lumber prices rather high, but after some research the prices seem PAR. I've found Fir, mohagony, white oak, etc from the following: Florida Southern Plywood located on 5909 West 5th St. 786-4382 Bill Thrower Lumber located of of Powers Ave near University 73...