17 Jun. 1975|
12 plywood boat,luthier finger planes,3/4 plywood - Test Out
The Mushulu 12 boat (without the motor) weighs approx 34kg (74 lbs) and is easily handle by 2 people, for hauling up the beach, loading onto the box trailer , or as a car-topper. Overall, the Mushulu 12 is far lighter and can be built for just a fraction of that of a purchased alloy boat of similar dimensions.
Just wanted to say thanks for putting up the video on making a small boat it was very fun, me and my dad had a great time doing it and knowing that it works is even better. Not the custom made boat paddle, much nicer and well made than our store bought boa paddle.
Launching her at the local boat ramp, the Mushulu 12 design received a lot of compliments and interest, which in the end, resulted in many orders for the design. The rear seat, moved away and forward of the transom, allows easy and comfortable handling of the boat without feeling like the motor is tucked up under your armpit. When compared to an alloy boat of the same dimensions, the Mushulu 12 weighs approx 56 kg (125 lbs) less!
It doesn't "swish" around the rest of the boat, covering everything and making an oily mess.
Overall this results in a stronger, tougher and more durable "Composite" boat, while still retaining its lightweight construction.