Ren Stanley asks: So she turned out alright, Im starting the build this week.
-Shes lifted up a solid 9 degrees.
-8 degree deadrise (which i may shave a degee or two off i dunno getting up on plane in shallow water is pretty important to me)
My thinking on this was much like my first build. Very stable platform that will draft little and still handle some nasty water. My first boat handles some serious sea.
I wanted to make sure that the deck will greatly surpass the sheer, not just in bow but at cockpit slightly aft. It seems no matter how much your boat costs, if you have a 15-20 blowing over your left/right-shoulder you get a drop on your glasses. I think if I can cut out at least one glasses clean in a day it will be worth it. My point is that most any well designed boat can take oncoming seas and wind but I that little crosswind is the trick. Much like the HPX most of the business end of this skiff will be covered with deck. But lets be honest another reason is a giant deck up front is amazing (for guiding) This is the biggest deck on a 17 that I know of. The overlap will also free up more cockpit space and make rods easier to get in and out.
I’ll add strakes after hull layup.