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69742Re: #501

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  • David
    Aug 6, 2013
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      I take it this is the liveaboard scow schooner 35' x 11'8"

      I beg to differ with Bruce on this materials though. My first guess was that it would take about 120 sheets based on the 70-80 sheets required for loose moose 2 (Info from Bob Wise tallies closely with my calculation from plans and model). I agree that models are a great way to go. 

      From the article and isometrics my guess is that the panels were designed to be planked from 36' lengths which is 4.5 lengthwise sheets or 9 crosswise sheets. 

      My guess is:

      Bottom panel      18 sheets (double 9)
      Bilge panels         18 sheets (double 4.5 each side)
      Side panels          9 sheets (single 4.5 each side lengthwise)
      Deck                      13 sheets 
      Bulkheads            12 sheets (3 each BH - overestimated)
      Transoms.             3 sheets
      Total.     73 sheets + 25% misc. interior = about 100 sheets. 

      No idea what cost would be where you are. I think I would use 15mm ply instead of 12mm (1/2") if possible for the bottom and bilge panels. You would save 9 sheets if the bilge panels were not doubled. The reason I get less sheets than I estimated above is because the interior is less cut up than Loose Moose as well as the boat being 4' shorter. 

      Just my thoughts. 

      Best regards. 


      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, tompee77 wrote:
      > what boat is 501?
      > From my Android phone on T-Mobile. The first nationwide 4G network.BruceHallman hallman@... wrote:That is a big boat, 250-300 sheets of 1/2 plywood is my guess.  A fast, rough build probably could be estimated to take about 10 manhours per sheet.  So, 3,000 manhours is the fast estimate, and $50K would be the cheap end.  If you get into gold plating, or navel gazing those numbers could go up to infinity.  
      > To make your own estimate I strongly suggest building a 1 inch to the foot scale model using cardboard.  Then keep notes of all the pieces and steps.
      > On Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 7:06 PM, Darrell dario2rnr@... wrote:
      > Thanks a ton for all the 3-d drawings of #501! Question: roughly how much lumber, and what dimensions, will be needed, and what's the estimated total cost? Just ballpark numbers....
      > Thanks
      > Darrell Turner
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