This plan is
copyright protected by Forresterace Designs, 2001
This plan is
published for the free non-commercial use by individual modelers.
rights are reserved. All unauthorized commercial reproduction or
usage of this plan or design is prohibited by law. Forresterace
plans are 22 X 35. The tic marks around the outside of all four
sides are spaced at ½ intervals. This will help you in recognizing
distortion in having the plans output.
who would prefer a rolled paper one-piece plan of the Hydromite,
they are available from FORRESTERACE DESIGNS for $15.00 U.S. + $5.00
me for further information. PAYPAL accepted. firstname.lastname@example.org
The cowl on
the prototype (in the photos) Hydromite was carved from blue foam
and then hollowed out. It was then covered with strips of newsprint
and white glue. Glass cloth and epoxy could also be used. The
finished cowl was then mounted using a dowel pin at the front and a
nylon bolt at the rear (see photos). The cowl is strictly cosmetic
as there is a separate 1/32 plywood tape-down hatch cover to keep
the water out. This hatch cover will require a clearance blister to
allow room for the sp 480 motor. (see plan side view). Simply find a
piece of plastic blister packaging and glue (Ca) over a hole in the
available also from FORRESTERACE DESIGNS for $5.00 U.S. including
postage/shipping. For ordering information, see plans offer.
It is strongly recommended that you
construct a jig to ensure the straight and aligned assembly of the
hull framework. This is crucial to the proper running of any
high-performance boat hull. A simple jig can be constructed using a
base of MDF particle board (Home Depot). Two parallel rails (pine ½
¾ board) are epoxied at 90 degrees to the base to hold the
sponson formers vertical and parallel against their inside faces.
Two smaller blocks are glued at right angles to these rails to hold
F4 vertically & 90 degrees to the sponson sides. Additional small
blocks can be used forward to hold the front ends of the sponson
formers aligned at F2 & F3 (See photo of jig)
This jig is used to assemble the two
sponson inside formers, F1, F2, F3, F4, F5 (motor bulkhead), F6 & F7
(transom). Also the two 1/32ply sponson sheers should be glued to
the F formers before the hull framework removal from the jig.