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This is the cabin version of our C19.
See the C19 pages for more.

Specifications:
LOA: 19' 2" 5,85 m
Max. Beam: 8' 2,44 m
Hull draft at DWL: 8" 20 cm
Displacement DWL: 1,900 lb. 760 kg
PPI at DWL: 425 lb. 170 kg
Hull weight: 1,350 lb. 540 kg
Fuel: 60 gallons 240 liters
HP 90 max. 150
Material: Stitch & Glue .

All specifications are approximate and subject to changes in function of the mood of the designer and the skills of the builder . . .

The CX19 is a true offshore boat with just the right hull shape for fishing or family outings.
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.

The 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.
The 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.

The small cabin sleeps two, has comfortable sitting room and ample storage.



The main bulkhead is removed in the picture.

Building method:
The 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.
The 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.


Our 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 tutorial here.

Required Skills:
As 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.

Options:
The first option to consider should be positive and upright buoyancy (unsinkable boat).
This can easily be easily achieved with our marine flotation foam. For production boats in that size, the USCG requires upright floatation.

For 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.

Bill Of Materials:
(Excerpts from our BOM)
The 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").

Plywood 4x8' (122x244cm)
1/4" (6mm) 8  
3/8" (10mm) 17  
1/2" (12mm) 2  
Fiberglass (totals)
Biaxial tape 140 yards 126 m
Biaxial fabric 47 yards 42 m
Woven tape 45 yards 41 m
Woven fabric 9 yards 8 m
Resin
Epoxy, total 15 gallons 60 liters

Cost:
See our Epoxy kit, and add the cost of plywood, or the CNC Kit.

Labor:
The hull can be build in 80 hours but a finished boat will require 250 hours or more depending on the level of detail and the skills of the builder.

More:
Visit our message board, help pages, tutorial pages and read our FAQ: most questions are answered there.

Plans Package List:

  • 12 detailed drawings with all dimensions required to cut the sides, bottom, bulkheads, deck, floors and all parts from flat plywood sheets: no lofting, no templates required.
  • Nesting drawings for the best plywood layout with numbered parts.
  • Construction drawings showing assembly with notches, part numbers for most of the hardware such as hatches, fuel fill, inspection plates etc.
  • Drawings list:
  • B219_1 Exterior - 3 Views
  • B219_2 Nesting
  • D219_3 Expanded Plates
  • D219_4 Hull -Deck & Floors
  • D219_5 Hull - Stringer & Transom
  • D219_6 Structure - Bulkheads
  • D219_7 Structure - Hull & Deck
  • B219_8 Lamination Schedule
  • B219_9 Console & Windshield
  • B210_10 Details
  • E219_11 Full Size Pattern - Bow Mold
  • B221 Typical Small Boat Electrical
  • "Building on a jig" file including a detailed description of the assembly sequence and building tips
  • Specific building notes for this boat.
  • Bill Of Materials
  • Help files reference list and more.

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