Mayland 16 new floors, transom and floatation tanks

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Project by andydachippy posted 04-19-2017 09:24 PM 2061 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This boat that is barely 16ft long (15ft 5”“) was redesigned as a small fishing boat that needed more room in the back, Be able to cope with all the hazards of a tidal estuary, Have the ability, agility and speed to cross sand bars, weave out through gaps in breakers, and not sink or get turned over by the unfortunately misjudged breaker,To begin the hull was reinforced and weighted using 25 gallons of resin and fibre glass matt combined ( total resin used for transom, floors, hull and tanks) a hollow keel and ribs were filled in with resin and mat. Three layers of 600 grade fibre glass mat was laid throughout the hull to 6” above the water line thus making the bottom heavier than the top( Ballast ). the transom was replaced and made higher to take a long shaft out board motor (40 hp mariner ex RNLI life boat engine) doing away with the need for a splash well thus creating more space at the stern, Front and rear flotation tanks were fitted and under floor space filled with buoyancy, scupper socks were fitted making the boat self draining, low profile and far more stable, Should an expected breaker hit, then it would come over the boat, other than turn the boat over, The two 3 1/2” holes in the back will drain half a ton of water in approximately 6 seconds when the socks are down and the boat is under way at 6-8 knots + The boat has a top speed of 28 knots, The hull of this little boat is very similar in design (below the water line) to that of a world war two Vospa motor torpedo boat, both are semi displacement hulls, which are good at ploughing through big waves at speed about 16 knots + , Hence the extra weight below the water line For full photos , plans of the build and sea trials photos visit

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#1 posted 04-19-2017 10:23 PM

Now THAT is a heck of a project! I like those socks too. She’s built for bigger waters than I play in -but it’d still be fun to run it out on the lakes.

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#2 posted 04-20-2017 04:31 PM

I agree with Von. That is a major project. Nicely done sir!

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#3 posted 07-26-2020 10:36 PM

Im the grandson of the man who built the boat, glad to see it get a little new life under it.

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