specifications are approximate and subject to changes in function of the
mood of the designer and the skills of the builder . . . The
is a true offshore boat with just the right hull shape for fishing or
The proven hull shape with a typical 12 degrees moderate vee has sufficient
deadrise to run smoothly in bad weather but the vee is moderate enough
to provide good stability at slow speed without the wild roll typical
of deeper hulls.
generous freeboard and the classic sheer are also tried and true features
contributing to seaworthiness. This boat will negotiate both head and
following seas with ease.
self bailing cockpit depth is minimum 26" with 12" wide gunwales.
Thanks to the freeboard and transom design, she can be rated to a max.
capacity of eight persons (USCG) and we recommend engines in the 70- to
115 HP range. While stronger than the typical production fiberglass boat
of that size, she is also lighter and does not require as much HP (or
fuel) to cruise at the same speed: a 70 HP will get her on plane.
This boats transom is designed for a standard 20" shaft. The transom
can easily be modified to accept other shaft lengths.
small cabin sleeps two, has comfortable sitting room and ample storage.
The main bulkhead is removed in the picture.
construction is epoxy-fiberglass-plywood composite, a second-generation
stitch and glue system designed for efficient and fast building.
This building method combines the ease of stitch and glue (plywood-epoxy)
with the strength, lightweight, longevity and low maintenance of a high
tech composite hull.
The hull material is a fiberglass sandwich with a plywood core.
The builder assembles the hull as a plywood boat first, then build the
outside and inside fiberglass skins to produce a strong composite hull
without all the time consuming woodwork associated with plywood on frame.
We specify high performance directional glass and epoxy. While that type
of fiberglass cost a little bit more, we save on resin and weight.
The bottom panels are more than 3/8" thick: thicker and stronger than
the typical production fiberglass boat in that size.
internal framing is characteristic of a fiberglass or composite boat:
a monocoque structure made of interlocking bulkheads and stringers, tabbed
to the hull and fiberglass chines and keel.
jig system is very uncomplicated, self-aligning and economical since we
use the internal framing of the hull as molds. Our jig does not require
all the precautions, alignments or even a perfectly flat floor that are
a must for traditional boat building. See a complete hull building
all our stitch and glue boats, the CX19 is easier to build than other
plywood or fiberglass boats.
All the plywood parts have been precisely calculated: you cut them flat
on the floor, no need for templates, no need to take measurements from
the hull framing as in the plywood on frame method.
first option to consider should be positive and upright buoyancy (unsinkable
This can easily be easily achieved with our marine flotation foam. For
production boats in that size, the USCG requires upright floatation.
family outings, we may want more seating. Some of our pictures show optional
quarter seats but a fixed or removable bench can also be installed all
across the boat, in front of the motor well. An outboard bracket can be
used to free even more space for storage in the stern.
Some details can be changed or added. Standard bow pulpits and bimini
tops are easy to fit.
Of Materials: (Excerpts
from our BOM)
BOM list materials based on our standard layout and includes a 15% waste
factor for fiberglass. For plywood, we use standard sheets 4' x 8' (122
x 244 cm). Please read the building notes and see the plans for detailed
specifications. Meranti 6566 is
an inexpensive type of marine ply ideal for stitch and glue construction.
It cost, on the average, less than $80.00 a sheet in 1/4" (6mm). Okoume
or Meranti marine can also be used and cost starts at less than $100.00
a sheet (1/4").