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David Kirtley

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#1 posted 08-07-2011 08:01 PM

Changing stuff is a slippery slope. You will always be plagued with adding more here and there.

Going from 8’ to 10’ introduces scarfing plywood. Not that hard to do but another skill to learn.

Lost of times people go length only for enlarging. It does sometimes change the bracing as well. For go fast boats, you have to be careful because you can make things that will trip up the boat and make it tend not turn well or safely.

Glen-L has similar designs that are bigger.

For your first one, I strongly suggest going from someone else’s plans and build to spec. Then start changing to your liking on the next ones. (There will be more. It is addictive.)

You want a go fast boat to carry more people and look good behind a model A, A Bolger Sneakeasy would be sexy.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune:

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