Wouter's PH18 Namibia

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Re: Wouter's PH18 Namibia

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Carry on Wouter. The boat is looking good!



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I've been busy figuring out the bow of the boat, trolling motor mount in particular. I've made a marine ply laminate piece for the trolling motor to mount to. Figured I would want a solid piece for it to sit on. However now that it's done I have some doubts, it's pretty heavy! I'm not sure of I should be putting so much weight right on the front of the boat.

Tom, you did mention that maybe I should move some weight forward, what do you think of having a heavy block of wood on the bow..? Any ideas..?

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Really nice work Wouter.
Why not consider mounting the trolling motor on the deck and notch out the coaming to accommodate... it will be semi-recessed, have a lower COG, and not add unnecessary weight withe the big wooden block. You may end up finding it gives a more strealined, cleaner look too.

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Why dose it have to be solid :?: Make it an inch thick in all dimensions and glue it down .
Or make it out of foam with an aluminum backing plate for the motor to bolt to.
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I would say go with it. A piece of wood that size can't weigh more than about 10lbs, probably less.

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Beautiful work. I am not sure if it has been mentioned but bolts always when possible instead of screws.

I love that gunnel and console !
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Decided to keep the solid wood piece for the trolling motor mount, its now glued into place and not going anywhere :D

Been working on completing the bow section (deck level) with the forward fish finder mount, the motor tilt foot button, going to use Anderson plugs for the trolling motor power connection, and also fitting a cup holder.

Not the best pic, i'll take some better ones soon.

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Really nice work Wouter!! Jeff

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I like the solid wood. Trolling motors have more torque than you think.

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Yes that will be fantastic for the trolling motor. Looks very strong.

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