Prototype Bluefin 12; 12' fishing SOT

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When can I build one?

Post by Warmouth » Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:09 am

This looks like the boat I've been looking for for years. Any idea of when plans will be available?

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Post by jem » Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:16 am

I'm revising a couple things.

I don't have assembly instructions but it's the same as the Wadefish. If you want the drawings for this boat with the wadefish instructions, I can sell them . Email me.
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Fiberglass on inside?

Post by Warmouth » Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:18 pm

Do I need to fully sheath the interior with fiberglass if I use Okoume?

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Post by jem » Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:27 pm

I recommend you do if using 4mm or less thick ply.
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Re: Fiberglass on inside?

Post by Oldsparkey » Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:21 pm

Warmouth wrote:Do I need to fully sheath the interior with fiberglass if I use Okoume?
Not sure what Matt will say but remember it is nothing but wood and water rots wood , no matter what it is. (Exceptions are the oily woods , Cedar , Redwood and the one that last forever .... Cypress) .
Just a natural occurrence with boats and Okoume does not fall into the one area I listed , might not be for 10 years but sometime it will happen. :evil:

I would epoxy saturate it to stop any water from getting into it and if needed then glass it for security and strength.

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Post by jem » Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:10 pm

There are strength issues with regard to the internal framing and supporting a cockpit. So I stand by my original advice. I do hedge toward safety.
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Post by Warmouth » Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:05 pm

I'm probably getting ahead of myself and this will be covered in the instructions. I'll definitely go with your recommendations. I want it to be lightweight, but I also want to have confidence in it in the surf and rocky rivers(not whitewater of course).

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Post by AustinPynes » Sat Oct 11, 2008 4:49 pm

Bluefin looks interesting.

What would be best for the surf? Bluefin or Wadefish 2.0?

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Post by jem » Sat Oct 11, 2008 6:11 pm

Wadefish
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Re: Prototype Bluefin 12; 12' fishing SOT

Post by PiratePete » Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:12 am

Hi Matt

How are the plans going for this boat??

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