LET'S BUILD A BOAT 
U-Fab Boats

459 County Road 29,  R.R. #4
Smiths Falls, Ontario, K7A 4S5
Tel.:(613) 283-1888 Fax: (613) 205-0885

Build a Boat Kit Worksheet

Below is an example of weight to consider when determining the size of the kit.

First Step: Determining The Size of Kit

EXAMPLE ~ 24" x 20' x 8' boat kit

  • weight of the boat kit ~ we will supply this info.--------------------------------------------------= 650 lbs
  • 3/4" x 4' x 8' Marine Grade Plywood / Composite is about 80 lbs. / sheet x 5 -------= 400 lbs.
  • weight of the motor------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------= 150 lbs.
  • weight of the people-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------= 750 lbs.
  • weight of the std.railing is about 1.5 lbs. / linear ft.----------------------------------------------= 140 lbs.
  • weight of the aluminum steering console & steering system is about 50 lbs.---------=  50 lbs.
  • weight of the seating----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------= 300 lbs.
  • weight of other options such as a sundeck = 300 lbs.------------------------------------------= ?
  • 3/4" x 4' x 8' Marine Grade Plywood for the sundeck  80 lbs. x 2.5 = 200 lbs.--------= ?
  • waste, fresh water and fuel tanks ( approx.size x 10 lbs. / gal.) ---------------------------= 100 lbs.
  • battery------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------= 60 lbs.
  • other ~ cooler etc---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------= 40 lbs.
  • Approximate total weight to be carried ..........................................................= 2640 lbs.
With this above information you will have a good idea of the weight to be carried which will help determine the weight capacity you need and the approx. diameter of pontoons.
We can help you fine tune your input so that you can consider optional length or diameters.

 

Second Step: Building The Boat
 
This is the easy part. There is no welding and 2 people of average capabilities can put a medium size kit together and install the deck in 1-1/2 - 2 days. We have a good instruction manual that is included with each boat kit.