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by smilinmatt
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Prop n speed question
Replies: 46
Views: 1199

Re: Prop n speed question

It's an interesting problem you've got there. The tritoon is at about 1000 lb per hp (sorry for the conversion from metric. It's also assuming the electric motors are rated similar to a typical outboard, ie. 1hp ~ 750 W). With those, and assuming you can model the tritoon as a "typical" displacement...
by smilinmatt
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Gulf Fishing Boat Suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: Gulf Fishing Boat Suggestions

I'm just up the Bay from you in Apollo Beach. I built an OB-19 that I used offshore all the time. I had no problem taking it 30 miles out. It wasn't the smoothest ride for our typical gulf chop, but it got the job done. When the wind was blowing 10-15 knots, I was mostly running about the same speed...
by smilinmatt
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Cx25 Integrated Bracket
Replies: 21
Views: 890

Re: Cx25 Integrated Bracket

Jacques I fully understand your point. Lengthening the stringer would in fact extend the hull and that is probably more trouble then it'w worth. What I had in mind was more like lengthening the stringer at an angle to create the bracket piece. Essentially the "bracket" would be and extension of the...
by smilinmatt
Tue May 23, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: C19 - Changing from 20 to 25" Shaft
Replies: 26
Views: 1490

Re: C19 - Changing from 20 to 25" Shaft

I'm lazy, so this is what I'd do. And if shipping isn't cost effective, you could probably get a local machine shop to fab one up for you easily. http://thmarine.com/hi-jacker-fixed-jack-plate You already have a full height, engine well bulkhead, so raising the transom doesn't gain you much in the w...
by smilinmatt
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: HM19 or HMD19 or P19?
Replies: 24
Views: 1398

Re: HM19 or HMD19 or P19?

I wouldn't expect to be able to achieve anything over hull speed with a 20 hp motor on the HM19. If may only take 20 hp to cruise at 15 mph, but to transition to planing, you'd likely need closer to 40 hp to get over the bow wave. If you are limited to one motor, I'd plan on having it set up and pro...
by smilinmatt
Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Anyone Fishing?
Replies: 4657
Views: 334330

Re: Anyone Fishing?

Derrick, I tried (I'm guessing) further south than you and all we got were peanuts. Literally, all we had in the fishbox was a peanut dolphin. We went to a pipeline mitigation site in 120' we've done well in the past, and all we saw on the bottom were beeliners . We did salvage the day inshore with ...
by smilinmatt
Thu May 05, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: World Record Free Dive
Replies: 10
Views: 1736

Re: World Record Free Dive

I'm not sure where the 5000 and 100 numbers come from, those numbers have been around for a long time. I'm guessing it was from a year where someone took total "competitive freedivers" and total drownings while snorkeling/freediving. I don't know what the total number of people that would consider t...
by smilinmatt
Tue May 03, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: World Record Free Dive
Replies: 10
Views: 1736

Re: World Record Free Dive

The competitions are actually really safe. By far the biggest danger is blackout from lack of oxygen, and because of the way the body processes oxygen, the chance of blacking out at depth is practically nil. That's why you see all the safety divers swimming with him only the last 100 feet or so (mos...
by smilinmatt
Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: I think I've narrowed it down.
Replies: 55
Views: 4922

Re: I think I've narrowed it down.

For your program, personally, I'd be looking at an OD-16/18 or the FS-17. Assuming you can use your current boat as a donor for a lot of the hardware, you shouldn't be too far off on your budget. With any of these boats, you'll realistically be over 1500# at the hitch (trailer and engine alone will ...
by smilinmatt
Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Anyone Fishing?
Replies: 4657
Views: 334330

Re: Anyone Fishing?

Two tricks I've learned for sheepshead: 1. Hermit crabs make the absolute best live bait if you can find them. Just break the shell to get the crabs out and hook it through the fleshy tail. 2. They're much easier to hook with a moving bait. They'll grab it much more aggressively than a bait that's s...