April 2003

I've had these( Mai Tai ) plans for a long time & I finally built it. I am one of those guys that has always had a boat. I'm a certified welder, used to be a commercial diver, and scuba dive off of Delaware as often as the wife will permit. By the way, if she was not behind me on my projects, I couldn't do them. In my case when all these things are put together, the end result is a 25' ( 29'6" counting the swim platform & bow pulpit ,with a 8'3" beam) Mai Tai. The hull is all 5086 aluminum , about 1700 lbs. with a 1/4" bottom & the rest is 3/16, I put a 4" chine on the hull, the boat is a rock on the water. It does 30.2 kts. with a used 150 h.p. outboard, and I still have to raise the motor 2" on the transom. I want to start a Double Eagle with a 4 cyl. diesel, but first I have to make a river rat for my cousin. Previous to this I have been experimenting with fixed shaft surface drives. Anyway here's a picture.
Thanks for your time. Bill Zubko.
Note: The Mai Tai is designed for plywood and is not detailed for aluminum. It can be found in the Cruiser section of our on-line Catalog (with cabin).

Here's another two pictures, I hope everyone enjoys looking at them as much as I enjoyed building it.

Update: 4-18-04: Latest photo, after painting.