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Old 10-06-2016, 07:55 AM   #1
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23' trailer cruiser

Its been a while since I have been logged in. But I still read the board from time to time. While my hull will not be some fancy condo, my SWMBO and I have started a new cruiser for hopefully a next summer launch and shake down. We will not be able to long ventures, but plan on two to three week excursions at a time, if things goes as planned and the country does not go to pot.

I need to figure out how to post pictures here. I see a section for videos, but only have still photos. Any help? I have all but quit photobucket crap, as its almost impossible to load for some reason.
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Old 10-06-2016, 09:20 AM   #2
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Click on your name near the upper-right of the page. From there, "Albums" are in the right-hand column. You can create albums and upload photos to them.

Click on any photo, and below the full-size image will be a text box with "BB Code" in it. You can copy and paste that code directly into the text of your post.

And welcome back! Sounds like you've got a great boat for how you plan to use it. In my book, that's the "best" kind of boat.

As for the country going to pot, that's already happened. Go boating and take your mind off it all!
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Old 10-08-2016, 12:07 PM   #3
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Post number 6 at the above thread will shorten the learning curve for posting pictures. Welcome back.
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Old 11-02-2016, 09:37 AM   #4
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Well I finally got this picture stuff figured out. The hull is a glued plywood construction method with a touch of lap planking added to what would have been a slab sided finish. This unfinished build finishes off at 23' 7" and meets the requirement for towing at a beam of 8' 6". While its not going to be a floating condo like so many of the in water hulls, it will meet out needs with all the creature comforts of running water, shower and a composting toilet. I have patterned the back bulkhead, which is showing and have started to configure the cabin side window shape with some previous set ups to get all the proportions and spacing throughout the running length correct.
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Old 11-02-2016, 09:40 AM   #5
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I will finish off the hull profile with a raised bulwalk on the covering boards after I install them in a similar manner of the top of the pattern, except probably a bit more sweep to it.
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Old 12-28-2016, 07:41 AM   #6
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Well for anyone interested in the early stages of our little condo on the water,,, We are making progress and have the final cabin profile worked out. We will have the main window open with the aft and forward one fixed in position. The front middle one will open. I insulated the trunk cabin roof and the side decks in hopes that this will minimize any sweating in the cooler climates while cruising in those times.

The forward area is juniper lined veneers, and glued to a substrate, except for the hull sides. They are fastened to their own hull mini frames, and the voids are insulate while also allowing the nice smell from the unfinished backs to encroach the semi closed area.

More to follow...
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Old 12-28-2016, 07:47 AM   #7
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The main hatch will be big enough and custom made for easy access to the forward cleats and bow pulpit anchor in case I get too lazy to use the walk around, which is also wide enough for walk around with the proposed bulwalk. And yes all the wood is the same, even though with the lighting the wood shows a different shade. But I cut the veneers from two similar boards. Its a real pleasure to work with. And I did all the cosmetics and finish off the boat and then glued them up. This saves a ton of time to and a lot of extra work in closed quarters.




Hopefully we will have it water ready without many of the live aboard features by the first of June and do a small shake down and then finish it up for a winter trip on the west coast of Florida next winter.


At least this gives us something to push towards, as these types of projects always seems to get side tracked. But we have the bug and its later than we think, as the story goes. ;<}
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Old 12-28-2016, 08:11 AM   #8
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Thanks for sharing, looks lovely!

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Old 12-28-2016, 10:26 AM   #9
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Nice project
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