home built small 8 foot hydroplane

by Gordon Hornbeck
(Swan River, MB, CA)

I am looking for plans for a hydroplane boat I built in the sixties.

It was only 8 feet long and I clocked it at 33 mph with a 9.8 hp Mercury outboard.

It was a 3/8 plywd bottom and 1/4 plywd deck and sponsons.

Virtually no internal frame except to mount the wheel.


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Saucey Skimmer Hydroplane, Popular Mechanics
by: Anonymous

About 1950's Popular Mechanics book.

I have the plans send an email.

I might be able to get some good scans.

I cut profiles from paperboard.

I could send them, since I'm not using them.

Could you post your email, and I could email you directly?

Hydroplane
by: Al DeForest

Try Clark Craft or Glen-L Marine.

Both on the web.

hydroplane
by: Anonymous

It's the minimost and the minimax, both are very simple to build. I built one in sixth grade.

Plans
by: Michael

Have you tried Svensons free boat plans?


Or checked out Ken;s "Saucy Shingle".




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