So how many of you would use composite deck and fiberglass I beams? Is the added cost worth it? What about power? looking for something around 800hp.
Also wondering what is the best value for windows/doors? Thanks
As far as the composite deck goes I feel it depends on how you plan to use the boat(heavy hauling of gear for commercial use or a pleasure boat) also is speed and weight a consideration. If it is going to be a commercial boat don't waste your money on composite.
I feel the cost is worth the money if it fits the project. If you spend the money on all the other aspects of the boat to keep weight down for speed and efficiency than it is worth it as long as it is built to with stand the intended purpose.
Building the boat using the composite method will also save you a lot of room under the deck if you have storage considerations.
As far as engine and horsepower I think you need to deccide on a hull design first and then look at what speed you want out of the hull and that will help you figure out what you will require and how to build the boat.
I have Diamond Seaglaze windows in my boat and although they do not leak I can say I am not happy with how the powder coating is holding up on the window frames. It is turning to dust and just wipes off. My door is fine and I have no problems there but I don't understand why I am having problems with the black PC not sure if it is just the color.
Hope this helps a little.