EdgeTracker 487

THE EDGETRACKER 487

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.

So if your looking for a serious offshore, 20 degree deadrise tiller steered boat for fishing or whatever, the EdgeTracker 487 is for you.

As for everything else. Well... they're just boats.

We do not offer CNC files for this Design

SPECIFICATIONS:

- LOA ……16ft (4.87m)
- BEAM ………6ft - 6in (2.0 m) overall
- DRAFT/ hull only ………10-1/4″ (261mm) @ DWL
- Deadrise at transom ...… 20 degrees
- FUEL CAPACITY ....... 18.5 USG (70 Litres)
- Max 5 Persons
Horsepower… 60 Hp (max)
Outboard leg length.... 20"
- LEVEL flotation (built as per the plans)
APPROX DRY TRAILER WEIGHT including a 60 hp motor…..981 lbs
(445 kg ) depending on materials and outboard options* ( This includes a full tank of fuel)
- Construction …. Epoxy Fibreglass Plywood Composite Construction
- Safety standards in compliance with the ABYC standard
- Structure is engineered in accordance with ABS class rules

EdgeTracker 487

Anyone can Build a Boat.
Its that Easy

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.

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 BS 1088 OR AB GRADE 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 - 65 m ( 71 yards)
2 kg (4.4 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.

JUST A FEW EDGETRACKER 487's .... ON THE WATER !!

EdgeTracker 487 Plans.

The construction plans supplied by Bowdidge Marine Designs are CAD-drawn sheets taken from our full 3D model for accuracy.
We use a multitude of design programs to create our plans and we stand behind them 100%, providing back-up support should you encounter any troubles during your build.
Please be aware that plans we do not provide CNC cut files or kit boats.
Plans are now delivered in PDF format ONLY via direct download onto your computer.
Electronic copies are far more durable and reliable than the paper equivalents.

 EdgeTracker 487 Plans Price.
AU $336 ...US $259  ...$214 EU

EdgeTracker 487 Plans

HOW TO ORDER PLANS

We require a signed order form with every plan order. This form explains the terms and conditions and plans will not be mailed until we receive a signed order form accepting our terms. 

Download Plan order form below:

PLAN ORDER FORM

Still Not Sure?

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Listen, the most frustrating and time consuming part about boatbuilding, is that after you've bought a set of plans and  then invested money into buying all the materials, its all the finer details or "How does this work"  where a lot of boat plans on the net become useless. It means you're doing a lot of guessing. 

Sure, there's a lot of videos on YouTube etc that you can spend literally hundreds of hours going thru to get some sort of idea of what to do, but most only pertain to old style boats etc...

Also another thing to remember is, most of these youtube videos or other boat building forums that you see on the web don't apply to our modern type of construction, as we also engineer all our boats to Commercial standards.

For a lot of first time builders like yourselves, this can be very fustrating (to say the least). 

On top of that, you could end up spending money on tools and equipment that you thought was going to help you get better...

But it doesn't!

 

So can you build a boat?
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We've got Tradies, Labourers, Factory workers, Doctors, Dentists, Accountants, Policemen, Firemen and more just to name a few.
(See Will Cruise Control 5.2 to the right of your screen as an example - First time Boatbuilder)

Some of these builders have never even handled tools, let alone power tools in their lives (as one Heart Surgeon told me)

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Bowdidge Marine Designs
Far North Queensland
Australia. Qld
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