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by Evan_Gatehouse
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: GV10 Frame dimensions
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: GV10 Frame dimensions

Yeah wilk do but I am in Turkey right now on a business trip! Will be back Sunday night so will answer then. Note that seat height is not critical so if you are eager to get going just go ahead. Aft seat will be higher than the forward.
by Evan_Gatehouse
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Woods Skoota 32DM
Replies: 947
Views: 34844

Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

I can totally sympathize. I built the cabin foam/glass panels for my 40' bridgedeck Woods cat in a single car garage. One end was filled with my friends soap making supplies. Biggest mold table I could build was about 12 x 8 and there was so little room around it. Re lifting the cabin - have a party...
by Evan_Gatehouse
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OD16 Electric Outboard Thrust vs RPM
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: OD16 Electric Outboard Thrust vs RPM

(a) trolling motors measure thrust at zero speed ("Bollard Pull") with props that are optimized for high thrust / very low speed (b) I suspect the electric outboards measure thrust similarly; we have no way of knowing from what you posted. What is the outboard's rated power (in watts / HP / kW or XX...
by Evan_Gatehouse
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lm18 madison sanding tools
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Lm18 madison sanding tools

Nothing wrong with a thin piece of plywood with 2 pieces of wood screwed to it to make a handle. Plexiglass works too. It just has to flex a bit to work. I made mine long enough to fit a belt from a belt sander with 1 cut in it. But I only used it for coarse sanding (80 grit and lower).
by Evan_Gatehouse
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Maia 24 Question for Jacques
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Maia 24 Question for Jacques

The boat is really set up for longer cruising, so extra weight (extra fuel) will not hurt it. A standard rectangular tank under the cockpit sole is shown on the plans that holds 13 gallons. With a 8-9.9 HP 4 stroke outboard that is enough for about 20-25 hour of operation at a "fast cruise" - minimu...
by Evan_Gatehouse
Thu May 30, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: SP 106 vs Ampreg 21 by Gurit
Replies: 12
Views: 295

Re: SP 106 vs Ampreg 21 by Gurit

I've used Ampreg 21 and 22. Both are very nice for wetting out fabrics. And at least one of them was dyed (yellow/blue) so when properly mixed it would turn green. I like them
by Evan_Gatehouse
Wed May 22, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: GV10 Sept 2018 “Offcuts" Splashed
Replies: 44
Views: 2644

Re: GV10 Sept 2018 “Offcuts" Splashed

Don't forget as a motor breaks in a bit the power output will usually increase a bit; rings seat better etc.

But very nicely finished boat. Really looks nice.
by Evan_Gatehouse
Wed May 22, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: GV10 Buoyancy Calculations
Replies: 12
Views: 409

Re: GV10 Buoyancy Calculations

On my GV10 (built as per plans, with no special additions) I had a 15 HP 2 stroke. About 85 lbs. I pulled the drain plug. Without me in the boat, the water stopped at about 2-3" deep :). If you're worried, use some heavy weights (children work well and it's fun for them) instead of an outboard, pull...
by Evan_Gatehouse
Fri May 10, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: VG26 limits
Replies: 38
Views: 904

Re: VG26 limits

Seems that metal is pretty popular for builds over 30.
Yeah but not smart. Too heavy for good performance, and horrible resale value unless it's super well built aluminum.

> 35' aluminum is OK
> 45' steel is OK (still heavy but not as bad)
by Evan_Gatehouse
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Dyneema for life lines vs stainless steel etc
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Dyneema for life lines vs stainless steel etc

well for the tuck splice in 1/4", the only tool you need is a metal coat hanger. Cut about a 12" long straight section.