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by remedy32
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 After 10 Years
Replies: 4
Views: 290

FS17 After 10 Years

In a few weeks it will be 10 years since I registered my FS17. I've enjoyed the boat greatly over that time and still check in from time to time to see what others are building, always with extra interest in this design. That said it seemed like a good time to provide some feedback about positives a...
by remedy32
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 low hp performance
Replies: 13
Views: 745

Re: FS17 low hp performance

You might find this helpful. It's just page 1 of JM's full report. Maybe he could link the full document to one of the FS17 performance oriented threads?

http://gallery.bateau2.com/displayimage.php?pid=28377 Paste, the double click to view.
by remedy32
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 low hp performance
Replies: 13
Views: 745

Re: FS17 low hp performance

You can calculate / estimate speed with different power & loads using the Crouch calculation, and it works well if you have it calibrated to an existing rig from someone here. That means real power and measured weight. It may not work as well when it comes to planing off or not planing off. Jacques...
by remedy32
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 low hp performance
Replies: 13
Views: 745

Re: FS17 low hp performance

Been too long to recite from memory take a look at the old post. Transition to planning is so smooth with moderate load that it's actually kind of hard to identify, but somewhere around 10 kts but is load dependent. Any of the larger displacement 30 hp 4 strokes, many based on 40 hp frames would hav...
by remedy32
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 low hp performance
Replies: 13
Views: 745

Re: FS17 low hp performance

Much of this discussion revisits my post of a few years ago. Had hoped others might "bump" it from time to time with their own observations. https://forums.bateau2.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=30793&hilit=fs17+performance#p286422 My FS17 center console was originally powered by a Yamaha 25 2 stroke twin....
by remedy32
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: FS19 New England build
Replies: 11
Views: 10131

Re: FS19 New England build

OK, back to the original question. Looking into starting to build the fs19 this fall/winter in my garage. What can I expect working epoxy in colder weather? I built my FS17 in my unheated CT garage 9 years ago. About half of the build was done between November and April. While "fast" epoxy will cure...
by remedy32
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Paint on Primer — Can you mix brands?
Replies: 6
Views: 9569

Re: Paint on Primer — Can you mix brands?

if it's a 2 part primer then it should be ok, if it's the one part I would be very sceptical. Exactly. 2 part epoxy or urethane primers are virtually 100% compatible. I've used Awlgrip over Sherwin-Williams Proline many times for instance. Never an issue. Would I do this on a big yacht? No,No, of c...
by remedy32
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Paint finish
Replies: 4
Views: 4810

Re: Paint finish

Awlgrip flatting paste is the way to go. It's kind of expensive but works well.
by remedy32
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: DE 24ish
Replies: 130
Views: 37398

Re: DE 24ish

Like it. Keep on posting. I'll ask the same question.....
Question, did you make a template for the puzzle joints or route them freehand?
Bill
CT USA
by remedy32
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LB23
Replies: 2
Views: 308

LB23

I pulled this from Jasques' earlier posts regarding materials and scantlings. Yes, that Pelicano 23 is a nice design. The hull shape is very close to my LB26 scaled down 10% and many builders have asked for a smaller outboard version. I may put that kind of boat on my list. I looked hard at the LB26...