CS23 Build: Open Deck / Closed Transom

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CS23 Build: Open Deck / Closed Transom

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Hi all.

I'm just about to start my CS23 build. Have had the plans for about two weeks now and think I have a good enough understanding to make a start.

I've 3D modelled the molds and frames and everything seems to be lining up. This gives me the confidence to move on.

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Next step, starting on the molds :D

I'll keep you posted....

Cheers,
Reagen



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progress

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Ok, I've been making progress.

I've set up a timelapse camera to record my progress so will let the images do the talking.

Cutting the stringers:
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Building the strongback:
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Stringers cut:
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Laminating the stringers:
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Snapped a stringer, had to splice and glue:
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Laminating bulkheads:
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Cutting and gluing the transom:
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Cutting Station molds:
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Re: CS23 Build: Open Deck / Closed Transom

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Sweet! These are awesome looking boats, I can't wait to follow along. Do you have plans for the OB?

Phil

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Re: CS23 Build: Open Deck / Closed Transom

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Hi Phil,
Cowbro wrote: Sun Mar 20, 2022 12:30 pm Do you have plans for the OB?
Sorry what do you mean by OB?

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Re: CS23 Build: Open Deck / Closed Transom

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Congrats on your choice the CS23 is a great boat. I remember one builder in New England here in the States building 3 for his sports fishing business several years ago. I assume you are going to hang the motor on a platform as one of the photos in the study plans show, with the closed transom. I will keep watching through your landing the first fish. A tuna?

One last thing I would not try to build your own motor bracket. I found a couple of Australian companies for other builders down there that do build them. They are not just a square box to hang a motor off the end of the boat and must take all the torque of the motor plus the pressure of the sea states on it.

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Re: CS23 Build: Open Deck / Closed Transom

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rsiedl wrote: Sun Mar 20, 2022 3:26 pm Hi Phil,
Cowbro wrote: Sun Mar 20, 2022 12:30 pm Do you have plans for the OB?
Sorry what do you mean by OB?
Oops, sorry, Outboard/motor. Meant for ask what you planned to power it with.

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Re: CS23 Build: Open Deck / Closed Transom

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Thanks Tom,
TomW1 wrote: Sun Mar 20, 2022 4:42 pm One last thing I would not try to build your own motor bracket. I found a couple of Australian companies for other builders down there that do build them.
Don't worry, not planning to :)

Could you pass on the details of the companies you found? Especially anything in WA.

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Cowbro wrote: Mon Mar 21, 2022 2:00 am Oops, sorry, Outboard/motor. Meant for ask what you planned to power it with.
Ah. Not too sure just yet. Would be happy to hear anyone's experiences or recommendation.

I've got a Honda 90hp, 4 stroke on my current 17ft but it is a little slow out of the hole. Other than that, it's been quite reliable.

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Progress pics

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Some more progress, some more pics.

Notching the station molds:
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Installing the station molds:
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Cutting the hull panels:
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