FULL SIZE PLANS L 36” GAS .40 Different Deep Vee rracing boat DAY CRUISER
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A Different Deep Vee
FULL SIZE PLANON SHEET 37”x 27”
Seven page article with building notes and photos
POWER GAS .40
Here's how to build a wooden deep vee "Day Cruiser" that performs well and doesn't look like every other vee boat.
By Jerry Dunlop
Within the last few years, a boat that has become increasingly popular with high performance boating enthusiasts is a design known as the day cruiser. It is an outgrowth of the popular ski/drag runabout hull. Many water skiers and high‑speedboat owners wanted a boat that would offer them good performance with more room than the typical ski boat design.
Construction of my Day Cruiser is typical of most of my designs that have been published in FLYING MODELS. The boat is assembled upside down on a flat building surface. Mark off the building board with a center line and cross lines where the frames intersect the keel. Cover the building surface with wax paper before beginning. Framework construction begins with securing the transom to the building surface and then positioning the top chines and keel. Tack the top chines to the building surface with small finishing nails. Small angle braces work well to secure the transom to the building board. The remaining frames can be positioned and tacked with five‑minute epoxy to the keel and top chine, A small drawing triangle is handy to assure that the frames are perpendicular to the building surface. Once the frames are all positioned, the bottom battens and bottom chines can be affixed. Notice that the bottom chine is made of two different types of material. I was unable to bend the 3/16" spruce strip around the curve at the bow, and therefore the front half of the bottom chine is made from 1/8" plywood like the frames. Five minute epoxy was used to assemble the entire framework. This makes it possible to cut and assemble the entire framework in a good evening's work time.