The RipTide CX457 is designed for fun in the sun for the family and light enough to be easily trailerable for adventures in distant places. But overall, it had to be simple and easy to build, without spending everything you have.
Designed to be a functionable boat for its class, the RipTide CX457 has load of interior room for you, your friends and family. With space for 5 and loads of storage, its perfect for taking the family out on a days picnic, or out exploring the bays and reefs for a days snorkeling and fishing. But if the wind picks up, don't worry.
Offering the features and functionality typically only found in much larger boats, the RipTide CX457's compact size means she can be easily trailered to where the action is - whether it be diving, exploring a secluded beach, fishing or... just simply relaxing on the water.
"No hassles" doesn't mean "no frills" when it comes to the RipTide CX457, this boat packs a lot of amenities for fishing, cruising and watersports enthusiasts and is a small boat designed on big ideas.
Overall Hull length = 15 ft ( 4.57m)
The RipTide CX457 Specifications
THE RIPTIDE CX-457
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MATERIALS LIST FOR THE RIPTIDE CX-457
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.
MDF Board (Temporary frames)
WESTERN RED CEDAR OR PAULOWNIA
LIGHTWEIGHT MARINE OR EXTERIOR BC GRADE PLYWOOD (Do not use CD structural plywood)
RESIN AND GLASS (For coatings and reinforced areas)
The materials list above covers all the supplies for the boat as designed.
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For our builders we offer full size printed bulkhead/ frame patterns, printed on 24" wide paper which are taped together to provide fulls size outlines. Using the full size patterns and detailed plan sheets, the parts can be accurately marked and cut out.
BMD'S Strip Plank Composite Method of Building:
For those that are interested, here's our "How to strip plank composite " video where I explain the process, whilst we built our own boat.