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Building a Sevtec Vanguard

This time I am building for extreme lightness and minimal power, fuel usage and noise yet wanting to maintain good rough water capability and reasonable payload size. Another major criteria is easy to launch and trailer. The weight part helps greatly there but also limiting the size of the hull to something that can be manhandled. The Sevtec Vanguard (from Barry Palmer) fits the bill nicely. Of course I'll take the usual liberties and try a few different ideas (more later) but fundamentally this will be more of a plans built craft. The most visual divergence from the plans is the use of a thrust duct, and the hard decks.

Here is a list of brief stories about each major part of the construction

Update: Craft finished!

Here are some pics of the completed craft [click on image for a larger version]