My WESMAC 46' build...

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  1. Wesmac42b80

    Wesmac42b80 Senior Member

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    This thread will be following my current build of a Wesmac 46' Sportfish...I started the build in 08' and it has been a slow go due to the economy and alot of other factors, but I'm glad it has in some ways cause of the changes we made along the way so far.... Hope you all enjoy as much as I do... -Mike
     
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    Welcome aboard Mike, sounds like an interesting project to say the very least. Are you building it yourself?
     
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    Excellent!
    Thanks!
    Lots to learn watching builds!
    Bill D
     
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    No, I just write the checks = P...
    Steve has worked with me and has an enormous amount of patience... I will keep the boat with him for the Wesmac team to finish- till I either cant afford anymore work or I run out of patience and just have him launch the dang thing!
     
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    Wes 46' is my current "lottery dream ride". Can't wait to see this boat.
     
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    08' Laying up the hull...
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    Bill thats actually the 42'mold. I pretty far along in the build and decided to add the 4 extra feet. Have yet to do it but hopefully this spring or summer...
     
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    What a nice boat... the 46' Wesmac is my dream boat too, with a C-18. What will you be powering your boat with?
     
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    The boat has a 853 h.p. c-15.. My original idea was to build this boat to half way point as a 42'. Was going to sell for profit and start another 46 with the c-18 so my cost for the upgrade would be offset.. However the economy crushed my bright idea... So now im building this boat out with the c-15. She is gonna be built light so we are confident she'll have plenty behind the shaft...
     
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    I've seen many scales in my day, never have I seen one with "light" on the dial. Any estimation as to the finished weight?
     
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    Ha ha ok ok you got me on that one... Well hows this- using the lightest materials possible.. estimated total weight right now hasnt been estimated i havent even decided how it will be finished...
     
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    My father told me this a long, long time ago

    "A sheet of balsa core is light until you try to pick up a box of it. Now imagine that full of resin and a few layers of glass on top of it."

    Moral of the story, use enough light materials and you'll end up with a heavy boat.

    I'm not being a nay-sayer, I just find the term "light" be be a tricky subject.
     
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    I hear what your sayin... Thanks
     
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    Joining the half molds..

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    this is a 46 with a 1000hp cat[​IMG]
     
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    Popping the hull!

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    I've seen a lot of boats in my life and none are better looking than the Wesmac. What a sweet design. Thanks for sharing your build.
     
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