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Sharing photos sent to me by an Aussie that’s building a Lithium skiff from my plans down under. He wants to remain anonymous till he’s done as he’s a busy guy, but has said it’s fine for me to share the photos he sends me.
He has taken my plans and put them to CAD for his build. The strips of wood over the stations are there to fill out the displacement to my specs as he is using 1/2” core. The strips also stabilize the core till glassed. You can see how easy it is to plank using different methods. Like I say, get the core on, fair the high spots, glass, then putty/fair in with the low spots now being taken care of. He started part time a few weeks ago.
I will share pictures as I get them.
 

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Chris,

The Lithium seems to have a bit more deadrise towards the back and I think it’s an 18’ boat?

Is this your ‘bigger water’ skiff?

Is there a place for the HPX, HB Biscayne and Dolphin style bottoms that have 12 degrees or more of deadrise, or can we get similar results with different hull designs?

I’m just thinking ahead here.
 

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Chris,

The Lithium seems to have a bit more deadrise towards the back and I think it’s an 18’ boat?

Is this your ‘bigger water’ skiff?

Is there a place for the HPX, HB Biscayne and Dolphin style bottoms that have 12 degrees or more of deadrise, or can we get similar results with different hull designs?

I’m just thinking ahead here.
Fritz,
I design all my skiffs around the stations of #5-8. To me this is where all the chop comes in when trimmed down or running along in beam seas. The sterns are not going through the seas. Look at all my hull lines drawings on my blogs and what I post here. Would be nice if the other builders would share too then you all could see their thinking better. So yes, from the lithium skiff onwards through the 10 Weight, Beryllium, Magro 18, Megalops 18 they all can go head to head with the 12degree bottom skiffs in big chop but I feel my bottoms are as dry running as can be.
All my designs above are 17’11” long over all on the hull length from stern to bow. Deck over hangs are more.
All the above designs if built to my specs will float from 6-10” loaded.
By November I will have a new skiff hull design ready in plans form that can be from 21-18’ long but with 12 degree vee.
 
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