THE EDGETRACKER 3.65
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. All Plan sheets are printed on Architectural D (24" x 36" ) paper except for the full size frame patterns.
- Overall Hull length ......12 ft ( 3.65m)
- Beam ...... 5ft- 2in (1.57m)
- Deadrise @ Transom ...... 18 degrees
- Engine shaft length ...... L/S (20")
- Recommended Hp ...... 15-20 Hp
- Fuel Capacity ...... Builders Choice
Approx Hull Weight only .... 176 lbs (80 kg)
- Construction …. Epoxy Fibreglass Plywood Composite Construction
She's small, but when it comes to taking the waves head-on, the EdgeTracker 365 packs a mighty punch. Big boat attitude in a small easy package easily describes the Edge Tracker 365 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 18 º 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 and fish holders along the side of the hull. Also included is a recessed anchor locker, water ballast under the floor to provide heaps of stability at rest when fishing. Easy to maintain and trailer, edge Tracker 365 will provide you with years of family fun and offshore memories.
With their sleek yet simple lines, tillered steered, large deck casting area, handy storage compartments, bench seating and a full transom with a boarding step are just a few of the standard features that will be offered in these models. Also with her deep "V" hull , the EDGE TRACKER 365 offers a smooth ride in offshore or rough/white water conditions.
WE DO NOT OFFER CNC CUT FILES FOR THIS DESIGN
We are presently changing our plans from paper format (where they were sent out via the post), to PDF download instead.
So please bear with us as our plans will be unavailable for a short time.
MATERIALS LIST FOR THE EDGETRACKER 365
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") - 8 Sheets
9mm (3/8") - 2 Sheets
RESIN AND GLASS (For coatings and reinforced areas)
Epoxy Resin & Hardener - 48 kg (12.6 US gal)
450gm (12oz) Double Bias - 20 m (22 yards)
2 kg (4.4 lbs) glue powder (Cabosil)
2 kg (4.4 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.
Anyone can Build a Boat. Its that Easy
The construction of the EdgeTracker 365 is epoxy-fiberglass-plywood composite, a system engineered to class rules (ABS) and 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 weaker laminate within the fibreglass schedule.
Building the boat is easy. The builder simply assembles the 6mm (1/4") plywood hull over the 9mm (3/8") bulkheads and longitudinal's upside down on the strong back which becomes a part of the permanent structure,. Then its time to begin gluing and glassing the exterior and interior with E glass (Double Bias), forming a strong plywood composite hull without all the time consuming woodwork associated with traditional plywood on frame. Then its time to begin fitting the internals and finally bogging, fairing and painting the hull. Its that easy.
NOTE: THIS DESIGN INCORPORATES A WATER BALLAST SYSTEM WHICH MUST BE BUILT IN
DO NOT BUILD THIS BOAT AS FOAM CORE CONSTRUCTION
Just about anybody can build a boat using the Bowdidge Marine Design Plywood Composite system. This method eliminates many members that ordinarily require fitting, fairing, and beveling. Thus, it's ideal for beginners. A jigsaw and drill are about the only power tools required. The resulting boat is incredibly light weight, strong, and durable.
This quick and easy boatbuilding method consists of plywood planking panels cut to shape from patterns in the plans which are "stitched and glued" together at the seams. Such a boat can be assembled in a matter of hours after cutting out the parts.
The stitching is done with plastic electrical ties passed through small holes along seam edges. These are zipped tight to hold the panels together. The glue is then applied between the stitching and also on the inside in a cove-shaped fillet along the seams, along the outside and inside. After curing, the "stitching" is removed and the gaps filled. Then the hull is covered in glassed.
Plans for all our designs include instructions, material layouts, and material listings. In addition, the patterns provided are precise, since they're taken from the actual 3D modeling and CAD systems.