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Blue Fin 15-29
Blue Fin 15-29

 

Blue Fin 15-29

The Blue Fin model is the 4th generation of our Sit On Top line up. It features a open cockpit a new subfloor design that is lighter and easier to build.

The hull shape is stream-lined with very little complexity. This leads to higher speeds with the same effort and less hull noise.

Shown above is suggested outfitting with milk-crate, seat, hatches, and foot rests. The open cockpit design eliminates the need to construct a separate tankwell.

The profile is low with a rounded deck to keep windage to a minimum. The top tumble-home panels will help keep the ride dry and and paddle stroking easier.

For those not wanting to draw out the hull parts from plans, we offer a CNC plywood kit and/or full scale paper patterns.

The maximum recommended weight on board is 325 lbs [147k]. At this laod, water will be at the top of the scupper. 400 [181] is the max load.

Specifications

Overall Length

14'8
4.4 m

Max. Beam

29"
.75 m
Height bow/mid/stern
13/10/11"
330/254/279
Estimated weight
45-60 lbs.
20-27 k
Max. recommended weight on board
325 lbs.
147 k

*Weight of hull: Hull weight will depend on skill of the builder and chosen build materials. Achieving the lowest overall weight will require the best materials and a highly skilled builder.

Always wear your Personal Floatation Device!

 

Material Build List

Plywood: 3/16" (4 mm)

4 sheets

Epoxy Resin

3 Gallons [11 L]

Fiberglass Cloth, 4-ounce, 38" wide [113 g/m2 x 970] 17 yards [15.5m]
Wood Flour 1 quarts [1 L]

*Additional material for fairing will be required. Material type and amount will vary depending on builders' taste and skill level.

Click here for a downloadable Bill of Materials. To open this file in a separate window, right-click and then choose "open in new window". You will need the free version Adobe Acrobat Reader to open this file.

-Click here for info about purchasing epoxy and fiberglass.

Cost:

For epoxy and fiberglass, starting price will be about $320 plus shipping in the United States depending on the brand and vendor you choose. This doesn't include items such as varnish, brushes, rollers, mixing sticks, gloves, etc. See our list of trusted suppliers.

For marine grade oukome plywood, price will be about $200 if you pick it up yourself. Delivery cost of full sheets of plywood is expensive.

Labor:

Please Note: On a scale of 1-5 for the required boat building skills need, this design is about 3.5. A builder who has previously worked with fiberglass and stitch-and-glue building before will have no trouble completing this hull. A patient new builder with a good work space can also complete this project with nice results but we recommend starting off with a simpler project first.

The hull will required about 50-65 hours to complete. These times are rough estimates and will vary according to the skill of the builder. Please note these are "hands on" hours and do not include the time waiting for epoxy to cure.

More:

Visit our Customer Service Forum to ask questions or see what others are saying about this design.

Plans Packing List:
  • Simple to follow, detailed drawings of each part with all dimensions required to layout and cut from flat plywood sheets.
  • Nesting drawings for the best plywood layout with all panels clearly labeled.
  • Drawings list
    • Plan and Profile
    • Nesting
    • Panel Drawings on A size paper (11" x 17")
    • Frames and Bulkheads
    • Quality Assurance Drawings
  • Specific and highly detailed building manual for this boat.
  • Bill Of Materials.

- All dimensions are shown in metric and U.S. Standard units.

Always wear your Personal Floatation Device!

**When buying these plans, you are buying a license to build 1 (one) hull from them. These plans may not be resold, copied, shared, or distriuted.**

**Plans are printed and shipped. They are not available via email or download.**

 

 
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