|MISS CHRIS 26/28 - #H 42
|Classic mahogany runabouts featuring simplified modern construction
At last! Classic mahogany runabout designs that capture the look and feel of the past but feature the best in modern, simplified construction specially designed for today's do it yourself woodworker.
You'll be hard pressed to tell the difference in these designs from the runabouts of yesteryear. Each features a shapely hull with reverse curved flaring topsides forward, tumblehome sterns aft, and a generous roll all along the deck edge. The Miss Chris model replicates those boats produced around 1920's & 30's. But unlike traditional boats often plagued by leaking seams and flexing hulls, these models feature tight, stiff, strong, and lightweight cold molded wood/epoxy double diagonal planking.
Double diagonal planking using a combination of 1/8" wood veneers and plywood totals 5/8"on the bottom and 1/2" on the sides, both applied over closely-spaced longitudinals. On the sides, the final layer is applied lengthwise, emulating genuine planking but with minimum maintenance. Husky motor stringers double as jib members to key in frames, and run nearly the length of the bottom. Closely spaced longitudinal battens support the planking over simple, sturdy sawn frames. In fact, had such construction technology existed in the past this is how past boats would have been built.
Speeds in the 40's are possible with the larger displacement automotive-type motor in the traditional inline set-up.
The plans also include details for shorting the boat to 26' 4" by respacing frames,.Design No. H 42
|Design Number: # H 42
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