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by ncsailors
Fri Oct 10, 2003 4:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: PH 18 - Transom Stress Cracks - Minor I hope!
Replies: 14
Views: 2384

Stress Cracks ?

Outboards place a BIG strain on transoms. I wonder what ever happened to "knee braces", those 45 degree highly attached screwed-in reinforcements? I'm all for S&G, glass cloth, and epoxy - but seems like in some areas the tricks of the old framed-boat days, were useful. An outboard, hanging off a tr...
by ncsailors
Fri May 02, 2003 6:34 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: New boats and new trailers
Replies: 6
Views: 1569

"Rollers" have become a no-no in boat trailer industry -
they tend to place hard pressure spots on a hull.

You might try "floating" the boat on the trailer - rather than
dragging it with all the boat's weight onto the bunks.
Should be easy with a boat that size.

Fred
NC
by ncsailors
Sun Apr 20, 2003 3:40 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Hard Spots?
Replies: 5
Views: 1491

Makes sense!

Pamlico guy
Fred NC
by ncsailors
Sun Apr 20, 2003 7:42 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Hard Spots?
Replies: 5
Views: 1491

Hard Spots?

The topic of "hard spots" is often mentioned, not in a lot of detail - in discussions of S&G boat building. I don't understand what the final goal is - and I guess we're talking about the areas where stringers and bulkheads meet the hull's sidewalls and hull bottom? For sake of discussion - let's sa...
by ncsailors
Sat Apr 12, 2003 7:48 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Large Quantities Mixed Epoxy?
Replies: 12
Views: 2153

I'm one of those waiting out the POWER LAUNCH 18 design, and so have free time to ponder ....................... I'm about to be a reformed framed-design builder, over to S&G, so have some questions about the areas that framed builders don't worry about. (they have enough other problems) When you mi...
by ncsailors
Sat Apr 12, 2003 7:53 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Large Quantities Mixed Epoxy?
Replies: 12
Views: 2153

Large Quantities Mixed Epoxy?

There seem to be several situations where a builder would need to mix up LARGE quantities of 2-part EPOXY. Examples would be in laminating that cell foam material for pilot house walls, and maybe creating a doubled layer of 2 pieces of plywood. I seem to recall from 20 years back, mixing just a coff...
by ncsailors
Sat Apr 05, 2003 9:56 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: NV23 + long cabin = DE23
Replies: 18
Views: 2728

NV23 + long cabin = DE23

Will there be a CNC kit for the DE23,<BR>in near future? Very tempted to buy<BR>plans and go with the DE23. Very<BR>nice design, thanks! I can see her<BR>in upstate NY on St. Lawrence, and<BR>also in NC on the ICW and Outer<BR>Banks region! And if a storm comes<BR>about - 25mph would sure help get <...
by ncsailors
Sat Mar 29, 2003 10:53 am
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: S&G vs Framed WEIGHT?
Replies: 3
Views: 1104

S&G vs Framed WEIGHT?

I always thot that S&G designs would<BR>weigh less. But recently I compared the<BR>weight of a 17´ S&G displacement vs<BR>a 18´ framed wider design. Unless my<BR>math betrays me - the S&G was quite<BR>a bit heavier? And it was a good 1 foot<BR>shorter, and 8" less in beam (Devlin´s<BR>DIPPER)
by ncsailors
Wed Mar 26, 2003 5:22 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Just Right planning trip to Bahamas
Replies: 10
Views: 2773

Just Right planning trip to Bahamas

Jacques -<BR>Incidently, we live directly across the Pamlico<BR>River from "Fountain Boats". Each night<BR>they take the day´s production run - and<BR>make a power run down the river. Not<BR>exactly S&G I guess! They sell them<BR>apparently to all the rich & famous.<BR><BR>Oh to have money.......<BR...
by ncsailors
Mon Mar 24, 2003 11:43 am
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: I can´t find a source for Marine Tech Ply
Replies: 11
Views: 2472

I can´t find a source for Marine Tech Ply

There are all sorts of "marine plywood"<BR>dealers, including bateau.com<BR><BR>There´s a large shipping dealer in Buffalo,<BR>another in Baltimore, another in<BR>Florida, .................... Unless you want<BR>to drive up and load it on your PU -<BR>probably best bet is to have it shipped<BR>direc...