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Jan 01, 2006, 12:05 PM
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scratch built torpedo sterned lobster boat NEEDS A NAME


Suggestions needed for a name just leave a reply if you think of one. You guys can even vote on the suggestion you like the best.

We've started building a torpedo stern lobsterboat. It is designed after the torpedo sterns of the 1920's. It is 51" long and 13" at widist point. It will be painted with a traditional paint job, white top, copper bottom, buff trim, varnished cabin and commings. It'll be powered by a 18v motor on a 3:1 gear on a 12v battery. This will push it along enough to have fun with .

Brian and Gordon
Last edited by BG-boats06; Jan 19, 2006 at 07:00 PM.
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Jan 01, 2006, 12:52 PM
Grumpa Tom
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Wow, nice looking work!!

Is that one of those Rubbermaid sheds? With windows?? It looks pretty darn nice!
Jan 01, 2006, 01:20 PM
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I dont know what brand but i bought it at sams club.
Jan 01, 2006, 02:59 PM
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COOL!!! Great to see you do a build thread! I'm very impressed with your work shown in your gallery!
Jan 01, 2006, 09:14 PM
Dragon Slayer
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Very nice job of plank on plank guys,
Jan 01, 2006, 09:37 PM
Boats on the brain!!
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How fast is this one going to go, another racer.
Jan 01, 2006, 10:29 PM
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here are some more pics for anyone interested.
not a racer just something to go and sail for an hour. But it could easily be converted to be a racer .
Last edited by BG-boats06; Jan 01, 2006 at 10:36 PM.
Jan 01, 2006, 11:13 PM
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what type of wood are you using for the build?
Jan 01, 2006, 11:17 PM
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We are using ceder planks over a pine keel.
Jan 01, 2006, 11:25 PM
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Nice plank bending.
Jan 01, 2006, 11:25 PM
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Should make for a strong boat! In the picures, looks like you might be using nails to tack everything up as well?
Jan 02, 2006, 11:20 AM
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We use nails for most of it but we also use screws to hold in the bow and stern. We've had a collision before with two of our other boats. One hit head on into the side of the other and all it did to the on hit was dent the gaurd. So they are a stong boat. that was a test that we really didnt want to really go out and do but it hapened.
Jan 02, 2006, 03:06 PM
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I imagine things can happen quickly if there is a lot of traffic at mark roundings, etc. while racing! Nice boats! I look forward to seeing more!
Jan 03, 2006, 04:34 AM
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Hey guys your boat is looking great,I can't wait to see it this summer.I was looking at some pics of a couple of full size boats that a Willis Beal built up your way.Those torpedo stern boats are really sharp looking.There is even a pic. of a model that Alvin beal had built.Keep up the good work! Harry
Jan 03, 2006, 07:58 PM
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Hey, Harry and Brian. You guys have been holding out on me!!... :-}. Found this site quite by accident but am glad I did.

I'll be replacing the motor in the BlueJacket with an ASTRO 25 sometime in the next couple months and see how that runs. Will probably try to get up to Beals for the July 4 race this year.

Al Ross


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