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by jacquesmm
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SK14 speeds
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: SK14 speeds

seaslug wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:04 pm
. . . the boat did top out at 32mph with the stock prop. Pretty scary speeds for sure, especially with no skeg or strakes. I advised him to be really careful, and not try turning hard even at 20mph. Mike
Oh yes. 8O
by jacquesmm
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fs14-ls build... to strake or not to strake
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Fs14-ls build... to strake or not to strake

I wrote in details about strakes etc. here:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=63623

You don't need strakes in an FS14.
by jacquesmm
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: FL-12 time to build
Replies: 6
Views: 67

Re: FL-12 time to build

All those building times are correct for me or for somebody who doesn't spend too much time sanding. I remember building a boat similar to the FL12 (SD11) in one long week-end, about 20 hours but I did spend about one hour on sanding and splashed some porch paint over it. It floated and rowed nicely...
by jacquesmm
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question
Replies: 222
Views: 3637

Re: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

Or you could copy the thickness of my designs. It will be heavy but safe.
by jacquesmm
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Fir vs Okoume
Replies: 16
Views: 161

Re: Fir vs Okoume

I am confused, Okoume is stronger but bends easier? Is that like a willow that flexes a lot before it breaks? In a high load area like the bottom of the hull in a planning boat do you want strength from wood that bends easier but is stronger? Or in a load area like the sole where you don't want any...
by jacquesmm
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question
Replies: 222
Views: 3637

Re: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

You can't push hard on a fiberglass skin with framing members. You want to transfer loads through the fiberglass tabbing, not through the edge. For that reason, we leave a small gap and fill it with putty and foam. I show the principle in my foam sandwich tutorial and in other places: https://bateau...
by jacquesmm
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Fir vs Okoume
Replies: 16
Views: 161

Re: Fir vs Okoume

Fir does not bent well... Also, the American made marine Fir I can get, has very thin veneer and not as many plies. Correct. It is not as strong as Okume or Meranti. If you use it for one of my planing hulls, you must use more fiberglass layers. That is not too bad since it will hide the checking. ...
by jacquesmm
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: EC24 Questions for Jacques
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: EC24 Questions for Jacques

2,000 lbs is the designed displacement. You can load her more or less and that will affect performance. The boat can be built very light or heavier. I have to check my building notes but I remember that a very light version will be 600 lbs for the boat, add motors, batteries, crew etc. Watch out for...
by jacquesmm
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"
Replies: 958
Views: 29295

Re: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"

Pretty. Congratulations.
by jacquesmm
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Crabby Patti2 C17
Replies: 9
Views: 197

Re: Crabby Patti2 C17

From the designer. There was a 236/11. You don't really need a bow mold for that boat because frame A is very close to the bow. It would be difficult to mess it up, the shape will be perfect IF frame A is located properly. You"ll understand when you plank, the plywood must be pulled hard around fram...