This site has been created to chronicle the build process of an IceFlyer
The IceFlyer was designed by Wally Hall in 1993. It was originally a wood
design that evolved into a fiberglass production boat. Unfortunately they
are no longer producing the fiberglass boats but you can find out more
about the fiberglass IceFlyer and wooden Classic IceFlyer at http://www.iceflyer.com.
You can download the IceFlyer Classic (wood boat) plans for free, get
lots of information and see photos and videos of the boat in action.
I'm building a fiberglass version instead of the Classic wood plans provided
by IceFlyer. The main reason for using composites was the hope that I
can realize some cost savings by using foam, epoxy and composite cloth
(fiberglass) instead of the harder to find, expensive sitka spruce. In
my opinion the fiberglass boat has a more modern look and will hopefully
be stronger and lighter. Also I've always been intrigued by composite
construction and thought this would be a good opportunity to play around
One of the problems with creating an IceFlyer with this method is the
ability to exactly duplicate the shape. Although the dimensions are almost
identical to the Classic IceFlyer, results will vary from builder to builder.
Without the use of a mold the final shapes will never be exact. That's
also a good thing because it will allow the design to continue to evolve
and get faster.
I broke the site down into what I thought were logical chunks of production
to make it easy to understand my build process. I hope this site helps
someone else with the construction of their IceFlyer. If you have any
questions or suggestions for doing something a different or better way
drop me a line.