Delfini

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Construction Sequence

This is the 19' x 6' version of Delfini with a semi flat bottomed hull, i.e. a narrow flat central portion with V'd bilge panels. This should give a reasonable compromise between economy and rough water ability and the flat central section allows for beachability.

The boat is designed for long shaft (20”) outboard engines. Suggested engines are in the 25 hp to 50 hp range although, if lightly loaded, 15 hp would just be sufficient.

 

Specification

Length 19' 0"

Beam 6' 0"

Bare Hull Weight 600 lbs

Power Requirement - at 1500 lb displacement which is the approximate weight when loaded with 4 people, engine and ancilliaries.

25 hp: 20 kts

50 hp: 30 kts

 

List of Materials

Marine Plywood:

1/2"x4'x8' - 5 sheets

3/8"x4'x8' - 8 sheets

1/4"x4'x8' - 10 sheets

1/8"x4'x4' - 1 sheet

1 1/2" square timber for the temporary supports - about 12'

3/4" square timber for batten fixings - about 350'

Note: less will be required if all joints are taped and epoxy resin jointed

50 yard roll of 3" glass tape

17 yards of glass cloth to cover the hull

3 gallons of epoxy resin

About 5 pounds of resin thickening powder

4 sheets of 8'x4'x2" (1220mmx2440mmx50mm) Styrofoam for the flotation

 

For the console screen:

1 sheet 1/4" perspex 36" x 20"

For the console screen supports:

1 1/4" dia stainless steel tube - about 7' 6"

3/4" dia stainless steel tube - about 2' 0"