New And ready... Port Elizabeth SA

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Cumulis
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New And ready... Port Elizabeth SA

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hello everyone so after some research(Not complete) i have decided to build my own boat... at this stage im going for the bandido. also looked into the slot but im more comfortable with wood than fibreglass construction at this stage.

so far what i have done:
1. decided on requirements/specs im after.
2. researched the study plan of the bandido and possible finishing designs
3. looked at power options(so far inboard)
4. a supplier with the right type of construction material

Anybody with hints/tips/advice please drop me a comment or message

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Lowka53
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8) if you have not already got get these two books and read http://www.boatdesigns.com/Boatbuilding ... fo/12-430/ and http://www.boatdesigns.com/Inboard-Moto ... fo/12-431/ also if you are sure what you want to build get your plans they tell you much more info on the boat you want to build :wink: also please post general location in your control panel it helps us tell you where to find suppliers at.
Don't be afraid to attempt anything. You might surprise your self in the attempt.
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I don't have any tips beyond what Rod said. But this will be a fun build to follow. Be sure to post plenty of pics! :)

Cumulis
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Thank you for your replies

ill look into the books and plans (about 2 months time) while getting the finance ready for this Project.

I might have to wait a little longer before actual building can start. Getting married in February and then we going to get a bigger house, but I'm sure nothing prevents me from cutting the templates and pieces out in the mean while.

with the inboard options, must the engine be marine or can it be automotive? if yes to automotive any conversions need to be done to the engine?

Regards

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Cumulis wrote:
with the inboard options, must the engine be marine or can it be automotive? if yes to automotive any conversions need to be done to the engine?

Regards
yes you can use a auto engine but it must be changed or converted you just cant just put one in a boat and have it safety work. the inboard installation book i told you about has a chapter on doing this. by time you get the pieces it may be cheaper to get the marine engine though. and not all auto engines can be changed due to parts available.
Don't be afraid to attempt anything. You might surprise your self in the attempt.
http://www.facebook.com/Home.Made.Boat.Building
Bon Voyage-"Wild Flower" 40' house boat being built
14' Mr John-being built
32' Supper Huck-in design

Rod H

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