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by laporter
Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: WEBsite pollution
Replies: 4
Views: 988

Hey Joel You're not alone dealing with spammers. I'm a moderator on another BBS and we get hit quite frequently. Unless you beef up security they'll keep coming back. We've found that a lot are, in all likelyhood, "bots" which are automated programs designed to find openings in bulletin board system...
by laporter
Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:32 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Help designing the TW34 (Trawler 34).
Replies: 130
Views: 23413

jacquesmm wrote:Yres, the diesel ducks are nice but I plan to make ours look more like a Grand Banks.
Aft cabin & cockpit versions I hope? *hint hint*
by laporter
Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:03 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Help designing the TW34 (Trawler 34).
Replies: 130
Views: 23413

[Here in the Philippines we can't just call for Sea Resque ... :help: ... Doesn't excist ... :doh: Hey Stephan Not to hijack the thread. Just that the wife is on her way to the Philipines week from tomorrow. She'll be in Manila for 4 weeks. Any tips on things to do, or not do while there would be a...
by laporter
Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:07 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Help designing the TW34 (Trawler 34).
Replies: 130
Views: 23413

Yes but again there is that speed problem. I disagree with his judgement about the seaworthiness of a planing hull. I'm not going to design a trawler with a planing hull because it would not be a trawler. Agreed wholeheartedly. Therein lies the problem with a modern definition of a pleasure craft c...
by laporter
Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:06 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Help designing the TW34 (Trawler 34).
Replies: 130
Views: 23413

Just read a good post on the Trawlers & Trawlering news groups by Dr. Steve Frankel. It might be worthy of a read. As you'll see the (his) definition has evolved as has our discussion here. http://lists.samurai.com/pipermail/trawlers-and-trawlering/2006-August/108300.html It might add some further i...
by laporter
Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:35 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Help designing the TW34 (Trawler 34).
Replies: 130
Views: 23413

You are correct but our initial goal was to design a trawler between 32 and 34' in the style of the TW28. I can not drop that project. Please don't drop this project. All of the previous discussions I've read on here and the what seems to be overwhelming demand for a larger more capable version of ...
by laporter
Thu Aug 31, 2006 4:40 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Help designing the TW34 (Trawler 34).
Replies: 130
Views: 23413

How about 50% wider? That would give a lot of room. Sorry about the tease but it is not that simple. Surely you're not joking Jacques? It's so unlike you! *hehehe* It's possible the Nova 36 is almost twice as long as it is wide! http://www.novatrawler.com/36e4.jpg http://www.novatrawler.com/36e5.jp...
by laporter
Thu Aug 31, 2006 4:38 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Macca's TW28
Replies: 39
Views: 9250

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WobblyLegs wrote:You don't want to know what the nickname for Stella (the beer) is here though... :(
I'll bite! What's the nickname for Stella in GB Wobbly?
by laporter
Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Help designing the TW34 (Trawler 34).
Replies: 130
Views: 23413

I may have to design two boats. To save you from having to design three boats just stretch the hull of the TW28 25% longer and 35% wider and I'll take it from there! *wink* Yeah, I know what your answer is so you don't have to tell me again! http://www.cruisersforum.com/images/smilies/devil_3.gif R...
by laporter
Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Alternative hull design
Replies: 15
Views: 2629

Going back to what Bear was originally talking about before I so rudely hijacked his thread, he was talking about there being limitations in using flat panels, such as plywood, to create a more shippy looking hull by using radius shapes. Did I summarized that correctly? I think the answer was yes yo...