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by jacquesmm
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gulfstream 28 question for Jacques
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Gulfstream 28 question for Jacques

No, sorry. It is already a long and narrow hull but she can be built with the bracket option and that gives a much larger cockpit.
by jacquesmm
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: EC24 / PC24 Questions for Jacques
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: EC24 / PC24 Questions for Jacques

The EC24 must be kept light. The extended roof, generator etc. will hinder the performance. I would go for the PC24 or get an extra battery. Beware of that generator set up. I have two of those Hondas and their 12V out put is very low: less than 10 A, 6 I believe. 12Vx10 Amp = 120 watt = that will n...
by jacquesmm
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Panga 22 Semi Cabin/Enlarged T-Top Question for Jacques
Replies: 11
Views: 352

Re: Panga 22 Semi Cabin/Enlarged T-Top Question for Jacques

It may not be that pretty. Those weird high cabins are not only ugly but probably dangerous in bad weather. They make the boat unstable. The windage must be horrible and make the boat difficult to handle, that's why the ones in the pictures have no fixed windows. A simple canvas top would be much be...
by jacquesmm
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Woods Designs and Multihulls
Topic: Outboard placement
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Outboard placement

On Richard's cats, the preferred location is on the hulls center line. He shows a single outboard between the hulls as an option but the twins work better. Single outboards on the center line are fine for pontoon boats of for sailing cats like the Wharrams. The offset engines are located that way to...
by jacquesmm
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Eric's C21
Replies: 3129
Views: 151718

Re: Eric's C21

The bow eye is fine for securing the boat on the trailer. For the cover, many of our builders have used those temporary garage/shelters. You will have to change the canvas every 2 or 3 years but it is cheap compared to renting a spot. A cover over some bows cost even less if you don't mind removing ...
by jacquesmm
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Xf 20 strength uses and mods
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: Xf 20 strength uses and mods

https://bateau.com/boats/XF20/slides/XF20_Capacity.JPG That is the XF20 Red Alert in Texas. On the forum somewhere, there is another picture of that boat in Florida with more people, 20+. Capacity is not a problem at the dock, the XF20 will not sink BUT she is designed as a light boat and should no...
by jacquesmm
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Questions for C17.
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Questions for C17.

There are several questions mixed in there, correct me if I misunderstand. First some background: I have drawn out the frame/molds and the stringers only at this stage. I am planning to use a wider cut at the transom to fit a kicker on the transom rather than a bracket. Do you mean that you will use...
by jacquesmm
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C17 in New Zealand.
Replies: 22
Views: 595

Re: C17 in New Zealand.

Just put a strip of ply on top of the stringers, it will be just as strong. Or, raise the stringers cleats by that small difference and fill with epoxy putty. Less work but a little more epoxy.
by jacquesmm
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF16 Safety Notice
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: GF16 Safety Notice

That was written after "a very very big person sat up there and the boat cut over a wake. He went up, he went down and cracked the deck." I still remember that colorful description. Who sits up there at high speeds over wakes? I sit on the floor of small boats if it cuts up. Correct. It is a stupid...
by jacquesmm
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: EC24 / PC24 Questions for Jacques
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: EC24 / PC24 Questions for Jacques

About the FS14 and planing: move your weights forward, use a tiller extension. For the EC24 and PC24: those are not planing boats but they will move nicely with your current engines. The EC24 is a super light boat: she will be faster if kept very light but will not accept heavy loads. Your 8 batteri...