THE EDGETRACKER 487
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.
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
- Overall Hull length ......16 ft ( 4.87m)
- Beam ...... 6ft-6in (2.0m)
- Deadrise @ Transom ...... 20 degrees
- Engine shaft length ...... L/S (20")
- Recommended Hp ...... 40-60 Hp
- Fuel Capacity ...... 70 litres ( 18.5USG)
- Construction …. Epoxy Fibreglass Plywood Composite Construction
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 Sheet
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)
3kg (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
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.