THE  EDGETRACKER 487

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      When it comes to taking the waves head-on, like her smaller sister (the Edge tracker 426), the EdgeTracker 487 packs a mighty punch. Big boat attitude in a mid-range package easily describes the Edge Tracker 487 in perfect detail. We've taken the same high-tech boat building techniques used for the rest of our designs and incorporated them here, including the wave busting hull design that makes for such a such a great ride.
The cockpit is open and uncluttered, giving you plenty of fish fighting room, loads of storage compartments under the deck and rear lockers and with fish holders along the side of the hull. Also included is a recessed anchor locker and a boarding step for easy access to climb aboard. Easy to maintain and trailer, edge Tracker 487 will provide you with years of family fun and offshore memories.

 pedastal seating and a full transom with a boarding step, these are just a few of the standard features that will be offered in these models. Also with a deadrise at midship of 23 degrees, the EDGE TRACKER 487 offers a smooth ride in offshore or rough/white water conditions.
On the plane, her large chine flats on the hulls deflect water down and under the hull, acting as two points on which it balances. These points provide a great deal of dynamic stability for a more solid ride, while also increasing lift and reducing drag for a faster more efficient running hull. 

So if you live and fish in an area where it means heading out into a large open choppy bay or even heading offshore, ..... the EDGE TRACKER 487 is the boat for you.

Overall Hull length = 16 ft ( 4.87m)
Beam = 6ft-6" (2.0m)
Recommended Horsepower = 40 - 50 Hp
Deadrise @ Midship = 23 degrees 
Engine shaft length = L/S (20.5")
Fuel Capacity = 80 - 100 litres 
Approx Hull weight (pending builder) = 416 lbs (189 kg)
Max Persons = 5 Adults

   The Edge Tracker 487 Specifications 

Hey guys, It's been a long time since I have been on here and thought I should share some of my experiences in the ET487 "Tiktaalik". I am now getting 31 knots at around 6000 rpm with 1 person and about 29 knots @ 5800 rpm with 2 people and full load (approx 200kg). Feels like a lot faster than 31 knots with the wind in your face, its a bit of a rush but you really need to pay attention at that speed.

I have been out just about every suitable day since launch and am racking up the hours and fish. I took it offshore at Port fairy last weekend and trolled around all day and went about 13miles offshore and only used about 45 litres! The trip out was pretty rough but the ET487 ate the chop for breaky. It is such a soft and quiet ride. We copped a bit of spray that day but thats expected in an open boat in those conditions. It is a very dry boat. Managed a few small bluefin on light tackle which was fun and a mate just missed one on the fly rod.
Regards Lachie (Vic - Aust)

      The EDGE TRACKER 487 (plywood stitch and tape ) is designed exclusively for the offshore angler or the passionate fisherman.With her sleek yet simple lines, tillered steered, large deck casting area, handy storage,

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The construction is epoxy-fiberglass-plywood composite, a stitch and glue composite system designed for efficient and fast building. To put it another way, the hull material is engineered as a fiberglass laminate whereby the plywood is treated as a thick, yet weaker laminate within the fibreglass schedule.
Building the boat is easy. The builder simply assembles the hull as a plywood boat first, then glasses the outside and inside with fiberglass, to produce a strong composite hull without all the time consuming woodwork associated with traditional plywood on frame. Bog, fair, paint then time for the internals. Its that easy
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All Plan sheets are printed on Architectural D (24" x 36" ) paper except for the full size patterns. Detailed plans consist of  12 sheets which detail all aspects of construction.

We do not offer CNC cut files for this design.

MATERIALS LIST FOR THE EDGETRACKER 487

The following list of materials is approximate and intended for calculation of approximte costs. We offer no guarantees of accuracy. The list is for all plywood in the construction of the hull, deck and interior. Allowance has been made in the quanties for about 10% wastage. Resin and glass quanties are only approximate.

MARINE OR EXTERIOR BC GRADE PLYWOOD (Do not use CD structural plywood)
6mm (1/4") - 9 Sheets
9mm (3/8") - 10 SheetS

RESIN AND GLASS (For coatings and reinforced areas)
Epoxy Resin & Hardener - 72 kg (19 US gal)
400-450gm (12oz) Double Bias - 44 sq.m ( 52 sq.yards)
3 kg (6.6 lbs) glue powder (Cabosil)
3 kg  (6.6 lbs) Q-cells (fairing Powder)

The materials list above covers all the supplies for the boat as designed.
Useage of materials may vary due to several factors. For example, a experienced builder will use less resin. Our resin calculations are based on a 50% glass content. Options, customization and variations within your build will also effect the bill of materials and outcome.  

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