LG8 Puka – Garvey Powerboat

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A practical size that fit perfect on top of a car and a fairly simple boat to construct that do not require high level of woodworking skill. The nested parts consist of hull panels, frames, bulkhead, and transom.

An option I took to keep the cost down, the bow deck was not included in CNC cutting since it is an easy task to undertake as a flat panel part. Instead, plot points are provided for manual cutting. The bow deck requires a third sheet of plywood.

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Specifications:

  • Length: 2.36 m | 93 inches
  • Beam: 1.12 m | 44 inches
  • Transom Height: 318 mm | 12.5 inches
  • Estimated Weight: 25 kgs
  • Power Requirements: 2 – 6.5 Hp
  • Max. Displacement: 230 kgs at 152 mm DWL

CNC files for automated cutting are available in DXF format. Below is the layout of the nested parts for two sheets of plywood.

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Drawing details are shown in the assembly instructions manual to indicate parts that need reinforcements with wood battens.