Sea Strike 16

THE SEA STRIKE 16

SAVE TWO THIRDS!  YES, you can build your own boat & SAVE TWO THIRDS of the cost of a factory built power or sailboat. YOU can prove it ... Just look further down the webpage and cost out the COMPLETE BOAT. Build your own & you SAVE 50% of the cost of a USED boat & you do not even have to do all the work yourself to save.

SEA STRIKE 16

Whatever you have in mind for the weekend, whether it be fishing outside the heads chasing kingies, or fishing the reef for snapper, the Sea Strike 16 can handle it. 
The Sea Strike 16 includes a large two person center console for extensive electronics and load of storage within. She includes kill tanks, bait tank, ice box facilities, under floor storage, walk through transom and up to a 100 litre optional fuel capacity for those long offshore runs. Also the Sea Strike 16's boat arrangement means that when it comes to fishing out back, the cockpit area allows for all round fish-ability, even around your motor with no snags !

Typically with normal fishing boat arrangements, the outboard gets in the way as you fight your way from side to side, but not so with the Sea Strike 16. It's all within rods length. And we haven't even looked at the casting deck up front. !
So if your passion is fishing, whether your trolling the shallows or racing to your favorite offshore fishing grounds, the Sea Strike 16 may be just the boat for you

SPECIFICATIONS:

- LOA ……16ft (4.87m)
- BEAM ………7ft - 2in (2.18) overall
- DRAFT/ hull only ………10-1/4″ (261mm) @ DWL
- Deadrise at transom ...… 20 degrees
- FUEL CAPACITY ....... 19 USG (70 - 100 Litres)
Horsepower… 90 Hp (max)
Outboard leg length.... 20"
- LEVEL flotation (built as per the plans)
APPROX DRY TRAILER WEIGHT including a 70 hp motor….. 1350 lbs
(612 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

SEA STRIKE 16 FEATURES

 SEA STRIKE 16 FEATURES

Just some of the features the Sea Strike 16 includes:

  • Sleek yet simple and functional lines
  • 20 º hull design offering a smooth ride in offshore or rough/white water conditions.
  • Centre Console steering
  • 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 70-90 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

SEA STRIKE 16 CONSTRUCTION

SEA STRIKE 16 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.

Build method in summary:

  • Build the strongback
  • Cut hull parts and assemble onto the strongback
  • Glue together 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 SEA STRIKE 16

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.

MARINE BS 1088 OR AB GRADE PLYWOOD
6mm (1/4") - 9 Sheets
9mm (3/8") - 12 Sheets
12mm (1/2") - 3 sheets

RESIN AND GLASS (For coatings and reinforced areas)
Epoxy Resin & Hardener - 72 kg (19 US gal)
400-450gm (12oz) Double Bias - 70 m ( 76 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.
Usage 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.

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SEA STRIKE 16 LAUNCHING'S & ADVENTURE'S

SEA STRIKE 16

Whatever you have in mind for the weekend, whether it be fishing outside the heads chasing kingies, or fishing the reef for snapper, the Sea Strike 16 can handle it. 
The Sea Strike 16 includes a large two person center console for extensive electronics and load of storage within. She includes kill tanks, bait tank, ice box facilities, under floor storage, walk through transom and up to a 100 litre optional fuel capacity for those long offshore runs. Also the Sea Strike 16's boat arrangement means that when it comes to fishing out back, the cockpit area allows for all round fish-ability, even around your motor with no snags !

Typically with normal fishing boat arrangements, the outboard gets in the way as you fight your way from side to side, but not so with the Sea Strike 16. It's all within rods length. And we haven't even looked at the casting deck up front. !
So if your passion is fishing, whether your trolling the shallows or racing to your favorite offshore fishing grounds, the Sea Strike 16 may be just the boat for you

SEA STRIKE 16 BOAT 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 !!

 Sea Strike 16 Plans Price.
AU $385

Sea Strike 16

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TESTIMONIALS

Adam from Sydney and his Sea Strike 16 

This is what the Sea Strike 16 was designed for...Hardcore offshore fishing

Hi Mark,

Hope you have enjoyed a fantastic xmas and new years break.
We have been down at Binalong Bay on Tassies east coast.

I have had the seastrike out  at least 2 times a day on most days, racked up 45 hours in the last three weeks. I bloody love this boat !!!!
Every time I take it out I am just amazed at how it goes, had it in all kids of conditions, from dead flat glassy to 1.5 to 2m swells with a bit of chop.
It just feels like I could take it anywhere, its so solid and safe.

I have had so may questions from people at the ramp and at the petrol station about it.
They love it!!
I have even had the local Eco tours charter operator come over and chat about it, which was nice.

We have enjoyed many days of fishing, cray potting, sight seeing and wild life watching.
Regards Andrew (Tasmania)

There have been heaps of dolphins around the coast over the last three weeks, and I’ve had pods play with the boat every two or three days. I beginning to think that they like the grey and white paint job and think the SS16 is some kind of ‘mother dolphin’ as they find it irresistible not to come play with it.
We even found a hump back whale the other day, which was a first for me!!

Hi Mark,
Well I guess my boat status can officially be classed as splashed.

Myself and my mate Steve headed out from my local beach as soon as I picked the boat up from shop.
After a couple of pics on sand she was straight into the drink. 

Slid off the trailer perfectly. Drew very little water. Knee deep was easily enough.
The big Suzuki was fired up and we idled out to the 200 mtr mark. ( wake free zone) I pushed the throttle half way down, the boat simply lifted up and
bolted forward. 30 mph @ 4500 rpm (26 kts or 48 kph) and it was running just superbly, quiet, cleaving through the chop like it wasn't even there.

The full bow section combined with fine entry and deep v make for a stunning ride. Steve was blown away at just how well it went.
He took the wheel..... You should have seen the grin on his face. Nothing flustered it at all, it wasn't exactly calm. 15 -20 knot southerly wind, in coming tide made for sloppy confused sea conditions.
The boat just ate it up. Calm and composed. Any spray that come over was simply overcome by going faster.....the strakes just blew everything way out wide and you outrun it.

Stability was awesome.
At rest with 2 of us on one side she barely heeled. It just didn't make sense...Steve's 20 ft boat with a 180 litre water ballast system would be flopping everywhere in the same conditions.

Everything worked. Livey tank, wash down hose, scuppers, the lot. Talk about happy camper.
A high speed run back to the beach was topped off with a cold beer and a dog walker asking me what make of fibreglass boat it was. Classic.
Having ya best mate offer to by the boat right there and then was a fairly good indication that it went pretty bloody well. Today made every second of all the hard graft worthwhile.

Regards Lance (NZ)

A few shots from our yearly trip to north west island, 50 nautical miles offshore.

It was our goal when we started the boat to have it ready by christmas and though we were still working on it christmas eve and late christmas day, Mrs clause was not to upset.
Left briso boxing day at 7am, arrived on island 6am 27th. We have been coming here for 15 years now and its a fantastic holiday.
The boat was excellent and handled all conditions perfectly. A few days 25kts wind, 2m swell and 1/2m wind chop, bow down heading into it was no worries.
Then going with it, fell into some big holes [no broken legs or back], landed like on cushion! Great hull, great design.
Better ride than my last 6m plate boat.

Here's a fews pics to show off boat and holiday ...,fish, crays, beautiful water and more.
Regards Paul

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Bowdidge Marine Designs
Far North Queensland
Australia. Qld
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