Thanks for all your input,gentlemen,I believe I come from a different frame of reference because I have built lightweight multihulls for so long where I weigh every ounce ,this being my first attempt at building a sizeable motorboat,where you guys know the in and outs on outboard engines,us raghangers talk about anextra 5kn of speed on a squaretop and full battens for example,so my tendency is to try to save every ounce,I see on these boats not really nessecary,great discussion,thank you.
I think I have it figured out.As some of my trips will be over 30 miles each way in fairly exposed waters carrying supplies to a offshore island,I now believe the WB is the better choice,it seems building the chine is as much effort as the auxiliry splashrail on the standard,I can cancel the yamaha order,and I wish there was a Tohatsu dealer around(this is total Yamaha Territory,with a occasional Honda,or Suzuki and quite a few E-Techs)I do like Tohatsu,I have had them on my sailboats,but never more than a 15hp max.But never had an issue with Tohatsu,cant say that about Yamaha.
As you suggest,Dave,use the 16 versalem and do 15* on the transom will give me o.a.l.of 21ft.To pull,I have a Toyota old model 4 runner 4 w.d.,I pull my fold up trimaran with it boat weight about 600#,would that be a problem with the w.b.?
Ji, I looked at your construction pics last night,thanks for posting,they show a lot of detail,I know it is all there,but I get lost in Tolman book,although excellent!What does the addendum show what is not in the book?
Dave,will 4 sheets 1/2 still cover the bottom part or do I need another sheet?
So I am excited to get started,just love the boats and the timeless design.
Thanks so much,
B.T.W. just for interest sake,how does one progress from "swabbie" to the next level?what is the next level?