Kalostyn was designed as the subject matter of a book that I had planned to write called, 'How to design a boat using SketchUp 3D software'. I created a design that had lots of curves in order to demonstrate how to put these curved forms into a 3D model, and then create and export the the framing and flattened hull panels.
I have yet to write that book!
The design intent was for a hull that would perform reasonably well on low horsepower. I had about 15hp in mind. The transom is designed to take a long shaft motor.
Length 14' 0"
Beam 5' 6"
Bare Hull Weight 310 lbs
Power Requirement - about 15 hp at 940 lb displacement which is the approximate weight when loaded with 3 people, engine and ancilliaries.
List of Materials
1 1/2" square timber for the temporary supports
3/4" square timber for batten fixings
Note: less will be required if all joints are taped and epoxy resin jointed
50 yard roll of 3" glass tape
12 yards of glass cloth to cover the hull
2 gallons of epoxy resin
About 5 pounds of resin thickening powder
Styrofoam or empty plastic bottles for the flotation