Plans to build the 20' Californian V-Bottom Stitch and Glue Boat

I brought these stitch and glue boats back by popular demand. Interest in this construction method is resurging. This one, the Californian is a 20 footer, ideal for lakes and nearshore ocean use for a gang of anglers or big family. It's easily trailered. Only 65 to 90 Horsepower is all that's needed to power the Californian.

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20' [6.1 M] Californian V-Bottom Stitch and Glue Boat

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About V-Bottom Stitch and Glue Boats

These versions of the v-bottom center console boats don't use a constant angle v-bottom like many production boats. This allows them to run well with lower power than many production models and to sit at anchor or on a drift more stably. The deeper forefoot means the boat tracks very well at low speed, too. These boats love to troll, unlike many of the modern, so called fishing boats that are really racing hulls. Racing hulls are fine if you want to tear up the ocean at high speed, but for most people who fish in the ocean, the jolts of such a run in the open sea are just more than they care to subject their spines to. If you're looking for an easily built planing hull that can be safely and economically run in moderate to choppy seas, look no further. One of these center console boats is very likely the boat for you.

The structure of these boats are built using the stitch and glue method. Then they're covered inside and out with epoxy and fiberglass, for a tough, low maintenance hull. They're built using a simple box structure resulting in a strong light boat with seven separate internal buoyancy chambers - some of which can be used for fuel tanks, fish holds, or even live wells if desired. Foam fill them for that "sawn in half and still afloat" safety capability.



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