Harris Cuttyhunk 22 rebuild/widen

fordy

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It's taken a couple years on and off but now I need this boat ready for 2021.

I have the bracket, hauler, composite cores at the ready

Picked it up for a song after it sank due to soggy foam, overweight motor, the usual. Going to be a hardcore fishing/diving boat.

I'm widening the stern so it has a consistent beam while also making a chine/spray rail all at once. And just couldn't stand the look of a "pinched stern"

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The thing is beautiful, praying I don't outgrow it, I could lengthen it I guess too. Roof is getting a visor/new top, full transom with bracket outboard, custom coffin box.

Friday I'll be measuring and cutting the starboard side when I have help. I've been able to easily bend the panels outward to gain 6" of width. Boat feels so much bigger already. Here's some more shots till I get back in action

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From the inside. Looks pretty square now. I'll template the transom soon then finish the last 4ft of stringers. Hang the bracket and float test to get the floor slope perfect
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Nice! I love the stern width- I think you will find it more stable, and love the idea of glassing in the spray/lifting rails. I think you should add 3' to the hull since you don't want to outgrow it.
 

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I started to template the coosa transom, found a dual purpose knife holder/gunnel supports that I'll reincorporate as a cleaner version later.

The transom went from curvy to bat shaped. overall looks alot sharper

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Do you have any concerns about the widened chines burying the bow? Have you thought of putting some rocker in them so them to bring the bow up? I know that letting the bow of DE hull do the work is important, but, that could get exciting going down sea.

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Yes I'm raising each side by an inch. I figure I can always add trim tabs to get the bow down later on.

It's definitely been my biggest set back finding the right angle
 

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Yes I'm raising each side by an inch. I figure I can always add trim tabs to get the bow down later on.

It's definitely been my biggest set back finding the right angle
Its definitely easier to trim a bow down, than trim a bow up.

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I like it! Similar to a Webco 22' in my eyes with the built in lifting rail- should give it more stability.
 

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I have the same hull, put a doghouse on it though. Wish I widened it when I redid the whole shebang a few years ago. Looking forward to the result. How bad was the transom?
 

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The transom skin was full of holes, mostly low quality fiberglass between the holes hah. Wasn't worth the outer skin. Transom was rotted so badly I thought I would find termites. 20210307_214940.jpg


Bulbous bow?

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