Motorboats - Outboard

Point Comfort 23

This boat is a larger version of my popular POINT COMFORT 18, a traditional Chesapeake Bay workboat type reinterpreted for simpler and more modern construction. Like her smaller sister, this design is drawn to use plywood – in large pieces where possible (roughly three quarters of the boats hull), and in small pieces where necessary to get the Chesapeake deadrise bow form. Construction should prove relatively quick and straightforward.The hull is built upside down over molds and a ladder frame. Heavy 3/4″ plywood is used for planking which allows a hull with little internal framing.This type has proven to make excellent use of low horsepower – in fact, big motors are not recommended. Fifty horsepower should give 20 knots, but this boat will carry a good load at rewarding speeds with as little as 25. Sixty horsepower should be viewed as the upper limit.

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