Starting new 30 Boothbay Lobster boat build

BillD

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The build area is ready.
Tools supplies are on hand.
And the hull/top kit has arrived.

Ready to start!

I'm building this 30 footer for a few reasons.

1. It's probably the only DE boat I'll build of have built! LOL

2. If I DO build a DE, I'll have developed the skills necessary by building this 30 footer!!! LOL

3. Something to do waiting for spring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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BillD

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Sweet!!!

Cummins or Yanmar? :D

El Mar,

I haven't decided on power choice or gear as of yet.

Being a new build I have to use a Tier II engine.

Thinking maybe a QSB 380 or a Yanmar 370

I have a little bit of time before the power train is installed.

I hope to have the keel set in a day or two. All depends on the weather.

Cold and windy right now, light snow tonight !!!!!
 
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Blitzen

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That is funny there Bill, you will get your fix one way or another.
I bought that exact model for a gift about 20 years ago, it was never completed and given back to me. It still sits in the box in my shop.
 

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Is that a 12V system?

I remember back in high school we had a boat building contest in shop class, lots of square milk cartons with pens for masts and paper for sails showed up. Me, I made one out of fiberglass that had a small 1.5V motor in it with a shaft and a propeller from BlueJacket that I made custom when I tweaked the propeller so that it actually had some pitch to her. For the power supply I rigged up 3 9V batteries in series. She practically flew out of the water when it was dropped into the tank. I'd be curious what yours will do with some power boosted to it :)

Great project btw!
 

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Enjoy your build Bill

Pressure is on NOW !!!!!!

Nice job building the model.

Mine will be on a cradle to in the library.

No interest in RC with the boat.

Grandkids are gonna help me !!! LOL

5 & 2 yrs. old,......we'll see how many parts get misplaced, walked off with etc.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Bill, check out this model of a northern bay
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When ya gonna build it??
Starting mine on Thursday with one of my grandsons

I have some honey-do's to take care of first Bill. But I did have a plan for the powerplant: I had an old 1/8 scale Jaguar XJS model left over from my youth. That straight six could easily pass as a diesel, just loose the carbs, and find a scale plastic turbo, and some custom duct work, and somehow fudge the injection pump. See, I have thought about this. :)
After my initial dimensional checks, I think she would need an engine box. A big engine box. Yep.
And dry exhaust.........:cool:
 

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I have some honey-do's to take care of first Bill. But I did have a plan for the powerplant: I had an old 1/8 scale Jaguar XJS model left over from my youth. That straight six could easily pass as a diesel, just loose the carbs, and find a scale plastic turbo, and some custom duct work, and somehow fudge the injection pump. See, I have thought about this. :)
After my initial dimensional checks, I think she would need an engine box. A big engine box. Yep.
And dry exhaust.........:cool:

Aaaahh.....................

My build will keep the engine under the deck. If it can't fit...well ????
 

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Put a V-Drive on it! :-D

Hahahaha, leave Bill alone, stop picking on him. :D:D

Don't forget the exhaust elbow. :rolleyes:

It's ALL fun and games until someone has a burnt up engine on the end of a crane hook!!!! LOL
Poorly designed exhaust systems are a BIG factor!!

And the V-drives....You just watch....Goodchance will have one in that 32 Holland.........that's of course if he's still young enough to build out the hull by the time he gets it!

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