Runabout 18 RB18-CNC Kit
The plywood kits do not include the plans or the epoxy/glass!
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Precision Cut Plywood Kit
The precut plywood kit includes all the plywood needed to build the boat as designed.
If the boat plans show options, the CNC kit will be based on the most commonly built version. In case of doubt; please consult us.
The kit is cut on a computer-controlled router system (CNC numeric machining) for extremely accurate and precise panel creation. All parts are cut from BS 1088 Okoume plywood to the designer’s specifications. Each panel is cut leaving tabs between the piece and the waste plywood. This allows for safer shipping leaving small tabs for the customer to cut out, much like taking apart the pieces of models when we were kids.
Most kits include features not shown on the plans. If applicable, we supply temporary/throwaway MDF molds – a huge time saver. In many cases, we cut notches in stringers and frames/bulkheads for easy assembly without measuring. In almost all kits, we pre-drill stitching holes along the chine and keel.
Thanks to our assembly system, you put your boat together in a few hours as described in our building method description. No need to measure or transfer dimensions and the precision is guaranteed. This means
- -Everything fits the first time.
- -A very short construction time.
- -The satisfaction of looking at a real boat hull in your shop after only one or two days.
- -No woodworking experience needed: ideal for 1st-time boat builders.
- -Fewer tools and less space required for assembly.