Planning First Mini
Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 10:50 am
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Hey Centralflmini welcome to SA! I don't know alot about mini's but I seen a few builds on here. A common mistake is not making them wide enough, makes it real hard to get on a plane. I don't think 4' is wide enough, and not sure what the magic number is. Do some research here and youtube, good luck and be safe!
Now we are looking at heavy 13 foot fiberglass hulls with a 75 Hp rice burnin Vespa engine from the 70's to push it.Centralflmini wrote: ↑Tue May 12, 2020 10:50 amFor my sides, back, and stringers, would it be best to use 2x12 or 1x12 lumber? I've seen both used. Or 1x10/1x12? Also for the bottom would 3/8th ply be too heavy? Should I stick to 1/4? I may or may not glass the outside of the hull. Last question for now, is an 8x4 hull big enough for 2 people and alittle gear? Probably 400lbs max. Planning full deck and hatches. And the adult passenger would likely be very rare, usually it would be me (175lbs) and my 4 year old son.