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by jacquesmm
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Slight Modification to Classic 17 Cabin
Replies: 9
Views: 82

Re: Slight Modification to Classic 17 Cabin

It should be possible but watch out for the ergonomics.
The boat yous show as an example looks bigger than 17'.
Draw your outline on the ground (driveway and see how it feels.
Take the headroom in account.
by jacquesmm
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: MF14 Daggerboard Slot
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: MF14 Daggerboard Slot

No problem to build it a little wider just in case.
by jacquesmm
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: Plywood for an FS12 build
Replies: 8
Views: 143

Re: Plywood for an FS12 build

I am the designer and I own a FS12. It's a great little boat and moves nicely with a 2.5 HP Suzuki. It would plane with a 5 HP.
by jacquesmm
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: This is in the PLANS "How to Ring Frame" PAGE A 320/16" What is this?
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: This is in the PLANS "How to Ring Frame" PAGE A 320/16" What is this?

I think it says "How to build a ring frame".
It shows how to build some frames that are called ring frames.
Look at the frames drawing: there are some ring frames and that drawing shows you how to build one.
Please post if you need help about any part of the building of that boat.
by jacquesmm
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: Plywood for an FS12 build
Replies: 8
Views: 143

Re: Plywood for an FS12 build

The office is open, try again please:
772-770-1225

The move is delayed because of a building permit but it will happen in the coming months.
by jacquesmm
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: 40 footer sailboat
Replies: 36
Views: 766

Re: 40 footer sailboat

An inexpensive way to test the waters is to volunteer as a crew member on long passages. It is often free.
by jacquesmm
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: 40 footer sailboat
Replies: 36
Views: 766

Re: 40 footer sailboat

The D. Dix designs are nice but performance oriented, deep keels. Look at the Richard Woods designs instead. His Skoota 28 is a great live aboard.
Above all, get the wife onboard first. Rent or charter such a boat, you may not like the lifestyle.
by jacquesmm
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: PH18 Draft
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: PH18 Draft

I was talking about the PH18 as designed. To change the deadrise is like designing a different boat. So much is involved that I can't guess what the final draft will be. About the plans, I have to make guesses of where to put the waterline. I can estimate that normal load is going to be higher or le...
by jacquesmm
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: PH18 Draft
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: PH18 Draft

The hull draft is simple to calculate, see the study plans but things change depending on engine size and load. I had the prototype for a few months with engines up to 70 HP and I say hull draft is 4 to 6". All those boats run very close, 4 to 6", except for the XF20 = 2.5". If that last inch is imp...