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  1. #1
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    Default New to boat building Advice please

    Hi all. I'm looking at building a small power boat. Approximate requirements Length 12ft x beam 5ft draft around 18ins. The size of motor 5 to Max 10 hp. 5hp would be preferred.
    What I'm after is ideas for types and preferably full size plans available​ in Australia.
    Thank you in advance looking forward to all helpfully information.
    Just in case you haven't guessed this will be my first build.

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    We really need a bit more info on what you plan to use the boat for but you are in the right place to start looking and learning.

    Regarding designers here are a few to get you started.
    STORER BOAT PLANS LIST
    Fleet - Ross Lillistone
    Bowdidge Marine Designs/ Tropic 12

    Cheers
    Mike
    "Working to a rigidly defined method of doubt and uncertainty"

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    The boat will be used for fishing , Canals and St George's basin

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    Well that looks like a great spot. Touring the southern NSW coast is still on my to do list.

    Best of luck with the boat hunting I'd suggest one of the designers I listed as ply/epoxy construction is straightforward and the plans will have building guides for first timers.

    Mike
    Mike
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    Thank you Mike
    I do like the Tropic 12 , will contact them for more information.

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    Thank you again Mike
    I have contacted BMD and talked at length with Mark over 3 or 4 phone calls.
    Have decided and ordered plans for their Tropic 14.
    Once they arrive . I guess the fun will start

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    Great we will be looking forward to the build report. Watching a boat take shape is nearly as much fun as building one.

    Cheers
    Mike
    "Working to a rigidly defined method of doubt and uncertainty"

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    i'm i newby too so i'll be interested too

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