RipTide CX-457

THE RIPTIDE CX-457

RipTide CX-457

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RIPTIDE CX-457

"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 water sports enthusiasts and is a small boat designed on big ideas.

Offering the features and functionality typically only found in much larger boats, the RipTide CX457's compact size means she can be easily trailer ed to where the action is - whether it be diving, exploring a secluded beach, fishing or... just simply relaxing on the water. Even storage and seating is not an issue aboard the RipTide CX457. With loads of storage lockers and seating throughout, this means you can take along your friends and and family members, along with all their gear.

Designed to be a function able 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. The RipTide CX457 is designed for fun in the sun for the family and light enough to be easily trailer able for adventures in distant places. But overall, it had to be simple and easy to build, without spending everything you have.

RipTide CX-457

SPECIFICATIONS:

- LOA ……15ft (4.57m)
- BEAM ………6ft - 6in (1.97m) overall
- DRAFT/ hull only ………6″ (164mm) @ DWL
- DEADRISE at transom ...… 15 degrees
- FUEL CAPACITY ....... 18.5 USG (70 Litres)
- Horsepower… 50 Hp (max)
- Outboard leg length.... 20"
- LEVEL flotation (built as per the plans)

APPROX DRY TRAILER WEIGHT including a 50 hp motor…..884 lbs
(401 kg ) depending on materials and outboard options* ( This includes a full tank of fuel)

- Construction …. Strip Plank Composite Construction
- Safety standards in compliance with the ABYC standard
- Structure is engineered in accordance with ABS class rules

RIPTIDE CX-457 FEATURES

 RIPTIDE CX-457 FEATURES

Just some of the features the RipTide CX-457 includes:

  • Sleek yet simple and functional lines
  • 15 º variable hull design offering a smooth ride in offshore or rough/white water conditions.
  • Tiller steered (wheel steering optional)
  • Side pockets for all your gear plus more
  • Front casting deck for lure fishing plus easy access to the front locker and trolling motor when deploying
  • Large 70 litre underfloor fuel tank
  • Large storage compartments beneath the deck for storage of gear plus a large kill tank when fishing
  • LEVEL flotation for compliance (we comply to the ABYC standards)
  • Engineered to "Class" or Commercial shipping standards for those offroad or offshore fishing adventures.
  • Easily handled by 1 person when trailering

 RIPTIDE CX-457 CONSTRUCTION

RIPTIDE CX-457 CONSTRUCTION

Just about anybody can build a boat using the Bowdidge Marine Design Strip Plank 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 boat building method consists of laying the planks onto the temporary frames, allowing the planks to "find their own way" from bow to stern. We also use tile spacers to provide the gaps between the planks to push the glue through at a later stage. Once the planks are fixed into position, we can then begin gluing the planking into place. By doing things this way, we're not under pressure to plank up fast due to the glue going off, but working at our own pace. It also means that the planks themselves are not tortured into position, using clamps or whatever to hold down, but the planks "naturally" want to lay down as they ar laying naturally of finding their own path. Its that easy.

Build method in summary:

  • Build the strongback
  • Cut temporary frames and transom and assemble onto the strongback
  • Begin strip planking the hull (dry)
  • Fill the gaps between the planks with glue and  then glass the hull
  • Bog, fair ready for painting
  • Roll hull over
  • Glass the interior
  • fit fuel tank 
  • Install buoyancy foam for compliance to meet LEVEL flotation
  • Fit and glass the sole down
  • Install side decks and other optional fittings
  • Paint the hull
  • Launch day

MATERIALS LIST FOR THE RIPTIDE CX-457

The following list of materials is approximate and intended for calculation of approximate 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 quantities for about 10% wastage.
Resin and glass quantities are only approximate.

CHIPBOARD OR MDF (For the temporary frames)
8x4ft sheets (2.44 x 1.22m) 12mm (1/2") - 8 Sheets

WESTERN RED CEDAR, PAULOWNIA OR SIMILAR TIMBER. You can even strip plank from plywood ! (Planking)
30mm x 9mm - 13 sq.metres/ (1-5/8 “ x 3/8 “ - 146 sq.ft)

MARINE BS 1088 OR AB GRADE PLYWOOD (Density no less than 500 kg/m^3 or 31.2 lbs/ft^3)
9mm (3/8") - 12 Sheets

RESIN AND GLASS (For coatings and reinforced areas)
Epoxy Resin & Hardener - 72 kg ( 19 US gal)
400-450gm (12oz) Double Bias (not Biaxial) - 60 m ( 66 yards)
2 kg (4.4 lbs) glue powder (Cabosil)
2kg (4.4 lbs) Q-cells (fairing Powder)

The materials list above covers all the supplies for the boat as designed.
Usage of materials may vary due to several factors. For example, experienced builders 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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RIPTIDE CX-457 LAUNCHING'S & ADVENTURE'S

RIPTIDE CX-457

"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 water sports enthusiasts and is a small boat designed on big ideas.

Offering the features and functionality typically only found in much larger boats, the RipTide CX457's compact size means she can be easily trailer ed to where the action is - whether it be diving, exploring a secluded beach, fishing or... just simply relaxing on the water. Even storage and seating is not an issue aboard the RipTide CX457. With loads of storage lockers and seating throughout, this means you can take along your friends and and family members, along with all their gear.

Designed to be a function able 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. The RipTide CX457 is designed for fun in the sun for the family and light enough to be easily trailer able for adventures in distant places. But overall, it had to be simple and easy to build, without spending everything you have.

RIPTIDE CX-457 PLANS

COMPLETE BOAT PLANS & FULL SIZE FRAME PATTERNS ...

Delivered by PDF with many extra drawings and photos. The plans have all the information you need to build your own boat. Each plan contains all the construction drawings for plywood composite construction, plus bonus drawings. Plus you will receive a DETAIL FOLIO showing how to make many of your own boat fittings, lists of materials and equipment, all technical information, numerous construction drawings, photo's and written building instructions, examples of the compliance info for the Australian Builders Plate/ European/ and US are all included. You can view & print the drawings in full or in sections. BUILDING PHOTOS are included in the plan package.
.... PLUS you can also subscribe for membership as an "INSIDER"  to our Boatbuilding forum and ... become a part of BMD's boat building club !!

 RipTide CX-457 Plans Price.
AU $385

RipTide CX457

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Bowdidge Marine Designs
Far North Queensland
Australia. Qld
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