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Outer Banks 24

The Outer Banks 24 is designed to be an economical cruiser for a couple. She has substantially more living accommodation than her 20′ little sister, the Outer Banks 20 but is also a larger vessel. With 6′ 3″/1.9m standing head room in the pilot house, which is fully enclosed. She is more of a weekend cruiser than the 20 which is predominately a day boat with modest on board living accommodations for overnighting.  The Outer Banks 24 has a small galley, and enclosed head.

Her beam is maximized to the widest allowable in the majority of the states, so she can be trailered anywhere (in the USA).  Along with her lobster boat-style aesthetics, she retains the sea kindliness and economy that has made the Outer Banks 20 a popular choice.

The photos here is of a beautiful Outer banks 24 built in Korea. 

 
Builders Logs        Estimated Materials List 
 
 Specs:

LOA………..24 0″         7.32m
LWL………..22′ 0″         6.66m
BEAM…….. 8′ 6″          2.59m
BEAM @ WL…7′ 4 1/2″  (2.248)
DRAFT/ hull.. 9 1/2″             23cm @ dwl to bottom of hull
DEADRISE at transom… 12 degrees
HORSEPOWER…… 50 – 90
BOAT WEIGHT…… 1800 – 1900#  (820-864 kilos) depending on materials and options*
DISPLACEMENT 2880 lbs (773 kilos) @ dwl
Pounds Per I” immersion… 586#  (266kilos per 25mm)
Max headroom in pilot house… 6’3″ (1.9)
Max headroom in fore cabin…5′  (1.52)

*weight @ designer’s suggested materials; different plywoods plus different fiberglass weight and optional gear will change boat weight.

The hull is plywood, built over a jig.  Most of the “jig” becomes permanent structure. This is not a stitch and glue “introduction to building type of boat” if built from plans which includes full size patterns for the “jig”.  This model would also be an excellent choice for the small commercial yard. 

 

The bottom is planked with a single layer of 1/2″ (12mm) with the forward section being done with 2 layers of 6mm. The sides are planked with two layers of 3/16″ (4mm) ply. The side planking uses 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 glassed outside with one layer of 10 oz. glass cloth to toughen and seal the outside of the boat. The boat is painted with epoxy primer and the top coat is two part polyurethane paint.

Built as designed, the owner will have no more maintenance than a production built polyester boat unless you want to enjoy the beauty of wood, in this case it is desirable to store the boat under cover when not in use.


Below: A comparison between the Outer Banks 20 and the 24. Note the Larger enclosed cockpit, head and galley space absent in the OB-20. 

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