Following the development of the Ocracoke 256, we have had countless requests for a bracketed version of the Ocracoke 20. Well, here she is! The Ocracoke 20B incorporates the same integral bracket as the 256 but in the smaller 20′ package. We’ve also increased the deadrise to 16 degrees to improve her rough water capability which also helps offset the weight of the motor aft. We’ve incorporated all the bells and whistles in this new kit including optimizing stringer positions to make framing even easier. We’ve also developed a more complete kit with more CNC cut parts to help save even more time on the build. Just like the 20, she is NOT a stitch and glue “introduction to boat building” type of boat and we we don’t recommend this as a first build. However, if you are familiar with working with wood, epoxy, and fiberglass then she should present no problems for the patient builder.
If your interested in having an Ocracoke 20 or 20B but not in building one we suggest you contact Beebe Boatworks. They are currently producing B&B hulls and finished boats at their facility in South Carolina.
Construction technique is identical to that of the Ocracoke 20. The main difference is that the bottom stringers extend through cutouts in the transom to form webs for the bracket. The first, third and fifth frames are temporary jig frames. A cant frame at the bow keeps the sheer clamp in check and at the proper curvature. All of the rest of the structure stays in the boat.
The bottom of the hull is planked with a single layer of 1/2″ (12mm) plywood in the aft sections and 2 layers of 1/4″ (6mm) ply with staggered seams in the forward section. The developed bottom shape means that the bottom panel is glued down in one piece (bent over the jig) followed by the second layer of planking forward. (Picture below as shown on planking plan).The sides are planked with two layers of 3/16″ (4mm) ply using the Ashcroft method which means both layers run diagonally in the same direction, the seams in the two layers are staggered.
The entire boat is epoxy and fiberglassed inside and out which makes for a very strong tough structure. The complete encapsulation of the wood creates a very low maintenance and a long-lived boat. Epoxy primer and 2 part polyurethane provide an extremely durable finish.
Construction Plans: $270.00
All plan sheets for construction plus full size mylar templates (mylar templates come as two sheets 23′ x 24″ which are taped together lengthwise using strike up marks on 12″ centers.). Plan sheets include nine ARCH D size full color construction drawings showing every detail of construction. There is no table of offsets because the full size templates make them redundant. Trace the parts directly onto your plywood and cut out with a jig saw. Included are full size outlines for all of the parts that we offer in the CNC kit. The frames and bulkheads and drawn with the notches located and sized for the side stringers. Stations are given in halves. When tracing your parts on the wood you will simply flip the patterns or make a scrap template to mirror the frame outline for port/starboard. The use of the template patterns eliminates any need for lofting and ensures that your framework will be accurate and true.
*Mylar is drafting film, which while expensive, is totally stable and practically tear proof. It is practically transparent, making it easy to orient on your plywood grain and allows for it to be used for both sides on one sheet.
Jig Kit Only: $2700.00
Kit parts include: CNC cut southern yellow pine keel/stem timbers ready for scarfing and laminating. All frames, bottom stringers, transom layers, and bracket transom layers. Also included are the temporary frames and transom camber jig.
The jig kit does NOT include bottom or side planking, cockpit soles, deck, swim platform or any solid wood or dimensional lumber needed for the frame or “strong back” onto which the frames are secured.
Plywood needed to complete the boat in ADDITION to the Jig Kit: If you pickup your jig kit and would like to purchase the additional materials from us this is what you’ll need. $1850.00
Note: Shop pickup only we don’t ship full sheets.
-4 sheets 1/2″ (12mm) BS1088 Okume
-6 sheets 3/8″ (9mm) BS1088 Okume
-4 sheets 1/4″ (6mm) BS1088 Okume
-9 sheets 3/16″ (4mm) BS1088 Okume
Add CNC cut bottom Planking: ~$930.00
Add CNC cut bottom planking to the jig kit. This includes 2 sheets of 1/2″ (12mm) and 4 sheets of 1/4″ (6mm) cnc cut with finger joints and rabbeted to accept the second layer of bottom planking.
Complete Plywood Kit: ~$5500.00
This is “THE WORKS” kit (all parts as seen below). It includes everything in the Jig kit and all the CNC cut bottom planking as well as all of the additional plywood listed. Includes, CNC cut bottom planking, Swim Platform, Cockpit sole panels, Deck and coaming panels are cut slightly oversize to allow for fitting to the “as built” boat.
NOTE: In order to ship the nine sheets of 4mm plywood side planking we will rip the sheets in half longways so as to fit them in the shipping box. These will be further ripped down into strips to plank the sides. If you will be picking your kit up at our shop, we will gladly give you the full sheets.
Optional Console Kit: ~$296
The same console kit that is available for the Ocracoke 20 is a perfect match for the 20B. This kit consists of all the CNC cut 9mm plywood parts to build the console. Not included are any parts for a T-top as that is left to the builder if desired.
Fuel Tank: ~$400
There are plenty of Fuel tanks out there that would work fine in the Ocracoke 20B. We found the Moeller FT4704 looks like it would be a good fit. It has a vee’d bottom to allow it clear the bottom of the hull and not cut into the framing. The middle of the center frame is cut away and replaced after tank installation. This tank allows for 13″ of fore and aft movement (aft for 90hp, fwd for heavier engines).
Our kit options do not include the solid wood for stringers and cleats that you will need. We prefer our builders to locally source this material and rip into long lengths. It is not practical for us to ship these long pieces on a boat of this size. If you are picking up your kit from our shop we would be happy to let you select pine boards from our stock to use for your stringers.
The Jig frame is to be made of standard dimensional lumber which can be purchased at any local hardware store.
Epoxy and fiberglass supplies:
We can supply your epoxy and fiberglass needs. Just ask.
Builder is to source their own motor, fuel tank, trailer, etc.