Deep V mod for Big Hunk

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Peter mcc
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Deep V mod for Big Hunk

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Hi all I was wondering if it is possible to make the Big Hunk dory with a deeper V
similar to the V dory?
Or is it even necessary to do this.

I realize its needs 2 layers of plywood to make this happen meaning
a little extra time.
In the mean time happy boat building

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Gayle Brantuk
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Re: Deep V mod for Big Hunk

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We don't recommend changing the bottom of a boat because it's just not something that's within the abilities of most beginning boat builders. And, it's really a design change best left to a naval architect. Changes like that will affect performance, so you really need to know what you're doing.

You might consider the Chunky Dory as it has a vee entry and also higher sides (freeboard):

Thanks for your interest in our designs!
Gayle Brantuk
Glen L Witt's daughter
Past Glen-L Marine President

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