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Hi guys I’ve been away for a bit but busy building my dream boat. It’s Aluminium, it’s 5.1 m or just under 17 feet and sits in 250mm or 10 inches. Sorry I’ve been away so long but it was worth it. Have a look. Seafoam wrap on the sides, evasol deck and cockpit finish, 40hp at 27mmiles/hr with me. Rates for 60hp. What an epic journey my own design to suite conditions in Hervey Bay Australia.
 

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Welcome back. Very cool rig and the model is a fun keepsake, too.

What are you targeting in Hervey Bay? Barramundi?
 

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Looks great. Have you weighed it? I'm curious to know what it came in at.
 

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Nicely done mate!

Wonder if it's the only poling skiff in AU?
 

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3d printed model. Technology eh. barramundi, golden Trevally, permit, GT
Sweet. Fished for barras years ago in Port Townsend after spending a week hunting black marlin on the GBR. We tagged the first grander that season. Very unique country and fisheries. Look forward to visiting again one day!

Have fun with the skiff and post up some catch photos!
 

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nice build, I really like your console. do you use a cooler on the rear deck to lean against or just hold on standing up?
Generally the cooler sits under the console for travelling. Its used for the forward platform so fisherman can stand on. Very stable also use it to get up easily on the rear platform but i also have 2 steps on the platform. Thanks for the comment.
 

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@Billy moore about the model. Is it to scale and did you see the draft with scale weight if so? I am drawing plans right now for a 15' skiff in 1-1/2" = 1' and been thinking about building to scale first with balsa stations and using craft foam to strip it. I know not exactly the same but "Rona" is driving me crazy!!
 

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@Billy moore about the model. Is it to scale and did you see the draft with scale weight if so? I am drawing plans right now for a 15' skiff in 1-1/2" = 1' and been thinking about building to scale first with balsa stations and using craft foam to strip it. I know not exactly the same but "Rona" is driving me crazy!!
G DAY Mike.

The only thing i had to change on the model was the wall section for the 3D print. The shape of the hull and similar tests gave me a good indication what i wanted. I scaled weight for simulation and it was pretty good. When i gave it to the naval architect then to give me the manufacture drawings he checked out the draft and hit it on the money. The goal was better that 250mm and we got 235mm but i now have a keel guard fitted on the boat that gave me 250mm.
 
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