just come back, didnt know, that some people still reading my post.
mikereed100 - plan was in Nakhon Sawan, and finish touches in Samut, but now I am looking for some place near Trat, friend of mine has some land over there. i will know soon.
i like 55' boat , in my opinion this is optimum size. can be sail by 1 person, good size if you have visitors, good performance
Dix design is the one i like. looks good and i think it will be good performer.
material: i make decision, and it will be plywood
. my choice is a russian birch plywood
, i have better price
and i don't see any advantage of marine
plywood. i think epoxy/ply method give me a very good boat, most of problems are lazy building practices, not the plywood itself. good workmanship should produce strong boat.
we are building now diy cnc router which give me quality, speed and repetition of shape of the parts
, with a laser i should have a good control of building process.
fairing : with cnc i can shape plywood a little so my hull
should be smoother ( reduction of kgs of fairing material)
thank you for all reply