CQAC - Redfisher

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CQAC - Redfisher


Post by Redfisher » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:04 pm

New BC member to the site after lurking for a few years. Currently own a 23 1/2 CQAC (a defunct BC company that built some guide boats for Oak Bay Marine Group). Mine was the last one built, but was a project as it was cut out when the company went under and was assembled and painted up most interestingly. It is a great riding boat but.....I am suffering from 2 foot itis and am looking into having a larger hull and cabin built with the intention of finishing it myself.

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Re: CQAC - Redfisher


Post by welder » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:45 am

Welcome aboard Capt.
Do you have any manufactures picked out to start your build?
and do you have pics of your boat now?
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Re: CQAC - Redfisher


Post by kmorin » Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:17 pm

Redfisher, just a reminder of what you know already: 2' of hull and some added cabin are not really that big a project for the average welded aluminum hull?

So a new build- that's great and nothing is as much fun as taking white page and beginning a totally new design. But.... just saying you've got a huge percentage of what's needed already in hand- plastique, dead plants and other building materials don't stretch or modify as well as aluminum does- and its surely true you may have some dimensions that don't lend themselves to a hull modification? But, just a reminder that the boat's lines and build may lend themselves to a much less expensive mod over a new build?

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