Tom's C17ccx "CARONDELET"

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Tom's C17ccx "CARONDELET"

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C will be a center console 18'2" long 1' longer than the C17. She will be about 6" wider than the C17. Instead of the cabin I am developing a center console version. The original C17 has the fuel tank above the sole, in mine it will be below the sole, lowering the CG. All parts have been looked at and either added to or strengthened. We now have one extra frame, 30" between current frame D&E with current frame D moving forward 4". The console is about the same place as the steering station is on the C17. I tried to balance the weight of the cabin with the weight of the CC in placing the console, seating, forward storage/fishwell. Everything at this time it works well, whether it will with a T-top is to be determined.

Well I haven't shown any pictures of my set up of cutting out the frames or panels for C so I thought I would today. Instead the batteries for the camera went totally dead.

So I'll tell you a little about it I have a 4x7 cabinet building bench which I have put a 1/2" 4x8 peice of styrofoam on this allows me to cut with out cutting on my bench. If you will notice that is 2x2 wood that has warped in my normal 80% humidity and I really need to rebuil the bench. As well I have put a peice of the same foam on my table saw/router taple which has an extended table. This allows me to lay out two sheets at once say maybe 30 minutes. I use a drywall square, mark the base line at 8", then draw it across the wood. Next drop down the distant required for the point and distance for the chine. Add the baseline to the height above it for the gunnel and draw it and use my 3" wide guide to mark the line to cut for the potential camber.

It is very important that you always measure from one long edge!

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Wow.. sounds interesting Tom, looking forward to watching.

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I've been looking forward to seeing this thread get started 8) Go get em Tom, it's gonna be sweet :D
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Sounds interesteing Tom. I looked at the C17 as a CC aslo. I look forward to following your build.

Congrats on getting started :D

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Look who crawled out of his computer and finally started building a stinking boat!

Congrats, now you have 6 months to be completely finished with a show-quality mirror finish or we are all going to scrutinize you.

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:lol: Eric I have at least 8 months till I have to have her down in Boca. Should be no problem as long as the propane and electic holds up. :wink:

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Go Tom! We've all been waiting a long time for this thread to start! :D No doubt this is going to be a special boat!

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TomW wrote::lol: Eric I have at least 8 months till I have to have her down in Boca. Should be no problem as long as the propane and electic holds up. :wink:

Tom

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I'm watching...

I'm pulling for ya Tom..

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Spokaloo wrote:Look who crawled out of his computer and finally started building a stinking boat!
ImageThis made me fell laughing out of my chair, thanks for thatImage

Good luck Tom

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