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Woody designs a layout

Postby WoodyWhiffingMG » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:12 am

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I've been bored during luch for the last week, and this is what I decided to do... Still needs some finishing work (more internal suports), but I am considering making it.
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Re: Woody designs a layout

Postby Indaswamp » Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:30 pm

fiberglass or wood?
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Postby WoodyWhiffingMG » Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:36 pm

Indaswamp wrote:fiberglass or wood?


Wood wrapped in fiberglass.
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Re: Woody designs a layout

Postby Indaswamp » Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:40 pm

WoodyWhiffingMG wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:fiberglass or wood?


Wood wrapped in fiberglass.

need to make it a little bigger at the feet....
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Postby WoodyWhiffingMG » Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:47 pm

Taller or wider?

The box on the bottom is where a hunter would hang out.
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Re: Woody designs a layout

Postby Indaswamp » Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:48 pm

WoodyWhiffingMG wrote:Taller or wider?

The box on the bottom is where a hunter would hang out.

taller...especially on the right side....
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Re: Woody designs a layout

Postby WoodyWhiffingMG » Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:53 pm

Indaswamp wrote:
WoodyWhiffingMG wrote:Taller or wider?

The box on the bottom is where a hunter would hang out.

taller...especially on the right side....


Ill put some notes, callouts, and dimensions on picture during lunch this week that way you can tell me exactly were you would change it.
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Re: Woody designs a layout

Postby Botiz630 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:59 pm

You sure you could make that curve in the back with plywood?

Why not just get plans and build from there?
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Re: Woody designs a layout

Postby Indaswamp » Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:00 pm

WoodyWhiffingMG wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:
WoodyWhiffingMG wrote:Taller or wider?

The box on the bottom is where a hunter would hang out.

taller...especially on the right side....


Ill put some notes, callouts, and dimensions on picture during lunch this week that way you can tell me exactly were you would change it.

Just make it however tall a Chihuahua is! :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:
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Re: Woody designs a layout

Postby Indaswamp » Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:00 pm

Botiz630 wrote:You sure you could make that curve in the back with plywood?

Why not just get plans and build from there?

that's why I asked wood or fiberglass.....
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Re: Woody designs a layout

Postby WoodyWhiffingMG » Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:38 pm

Indaswamp wrote:
Botiz630 wrote:You sure you could make that curve in the back with plywood?

Why not just get plans and build from there?

that's why I asked wood or fiberglass.....


It can be made with a mixture of very thin plywood, bondo, and fibberglass.

And what's the point to my degree if I don't put it to work.
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Re: Woody designs a layout

Postby jscheirer » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:38 pm

Is this going to be towed by another boat and then hunted out of? Like a traditional open water layout?

If so I would just try and make it like all the others are designed and make all sides slanted the same, instead of the curved edge on the rear.
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Re: Woody designs a layout

Postby ScaupHunter » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:53 pm

I wouldn't plan on towing a layout with a box for a bottom and a low front end. If you are planning to set it in place from a mothership it might work. I would give some serious consideration to how much surface displacement you have with a box at the bottom of the boat. Big waves could pretty easily swamp and sink your design. Most layouts have a bottom hull for the same reason that boats have one. Displacement = floatation.
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Re: Woody designs a layout

Postby ScaupHunter » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:54 pm

I wouldn't plan on towing a layout with a box for a bottom and a low front end. If you are planning to set it in place from a mothership it might work. I would give some serious consideration to how much surface displacement you have with a box at the bottom of the boat. Big waves could pretty easily swamp and sink your design. Most layouts have a bottom hull for the same reason that boats have one.
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Re: Woody designs a layout

Postby WoodyWhiffingMG » Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:21 pm

I think the shape of the haul may have been a little unclear on the original pics...
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If you guys still think the slope on the "bow" is still to much and I need to make it flat accross, please let me know...

I tried to design this off of pictures I found of proffessionally made ones and other homemade ones.
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Re: Woody designs a layout

Postby WoodyWhiffingMG » Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:23 pm

jscheirer wrote:Is this going to be towed by another boat and then hunted out of?


no
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Re: Woody designs a layout

Postby WoodyWhiffingMG » Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:29 pm

ScaupHunter wrote:I wouldn't plan on towing a layout with a box for a bottom and a low front end. If you are planning to set it in place from a mothership it might work.
I was planning on placing it...

ScaupHunter wrote:I would give some serious consideration to how much surface displacement you have with a box at the bottom of the boat. Big waves could pretty easily swamp and sink your design. Most layouts have a bottom hull for the same reason that boats have one.


I think the third pic in my original post may have mislead you...

I planned on having a HD Polystyrene botom (the black part in the pics above). I would probably coat it in something (not sure what yet.

If my math is correct this should float... Obviously I will check and recheck...
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Re: Woody designs a layout

Postby WoodyWhiffingMG » Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:36 pm

here are some of what I used as refference...
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Re: Woody designs a layout

Postby jscheirer » Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:45 pm

However you build it have fun and I'm sure it will be a blast to hunt out of it. I would love to build a small boat like that to hunt out of, just not many places to take it yet. Good Luck!
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Re: Woody designs a layout

Postby sooner737 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:29 pm

Glad to see im not the only one that puts solidworks to good use at work!
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Re: Woody designs a layout

Postby WoodyWhiffingMG » Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:06 am

sooner737 wrote:Glad to see im not the only one that puts solidworks to good use at work!


got to do something during lunch
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