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by jacquesmm
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: GF16 Bottom and Freeboard??
Replies: 3
Views: 28

Re: GF16 Bottom and Freeboard??

I checked the depth on my boat (GF16) and the cockpit depth is about 19", the freeboard depends on the load but with 2 persons and a 30 HP, it is more than 14" in the middle, higher at the bow.
by jacquesmm
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: GF16 Bottom and Freeboard??
Replies: 3
Views: 28

Re: GF16 Bottom and Freeboard??

The free board is much more than in the store bought Al boats but it's Sunday, i will go to the office to measure tomorrow. The bottom is 1/2" stiffened by runners. There is a light version with a 3/8 bottom but I recommend the 1/2" bottom. PS: I am the designer and own one of those GF16's. Cracker ...
by jacquesmm
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: sk14 with outboard and trolling motor
Replies: 29
Views: 453

Re: sk14 with outboard and trolling motor

M initial question was, at 205lbs myself, can an sk14 with a 6hp 2 stroke outboard, fuel, and decent size cooler still allow for a bow mounted trolling motor (either a true bow mount or a manual "rear mount" mounted up front) with a single 12v battery for the trolling motor? I can only answer with ...
by jacquesmm
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: MI Bateau multichine questions
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: MI Bateau multichine questions

I assume the question is about the BOM, the number of plywood sheets? Is this about the multichine (fake lapstrake type) or the round chine? It looks like your first question was about the multichine and then you switched to the round chine. The multichine type is easy but for the round chine, I sho...
by jacquesmm
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: sk14 with outboard and trolling motor
Replies: 29
Views: 453

Re: sk14 with outboard and trolling motor

I was joking about the radar, you know that but I see some sophisticated fish finders and electronics on some kayaks.
by jacquesmm
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: sk14 with outboard and trolling motor
Replies: 29
Views: 453

Re: sk14 with outboard and trolling motor

Where I live, I see kayak fishermen every day but I know what you mean. Some accumulate gadgets and gear, I expect to see one with a radar soon. :D I would not even look at the ABYC (USCG) ratings for those small boats. You don't need it and they produce aberrant results in that size. In the end, it...
by jacquesmm
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: C19 messed up my transom?
Replies: 19
Views: 638

Re: C19 messed up my transom?

One trick that worked for me is to drill holes in the different layers to allow the epoxy glue to squeeze out. It does two things: eliminate (or reduce) air gaps and it gives you a visual confirmation that there is enough glue in between. If no glue shows through the drilled holes, it is not too lat...
by jacquesmm
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: sk14 with outboard and trolling motor
Replies: 29
Views: 453

Re: sk14 with outboard and trolling motor

Tom is correct but I must mention that the designed displacement is not the weight of the hull. It is the weight of the boat plus crew or engine or just some load. In this case, it is the weight equivalent to a draft of 2" which means a SUP situation, no engine. Increase the displacement to 500 lbs ...
by jacquesmm
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM18 vs. FS18
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: LM18 vs. FS18

You are asking for a yacht design course :D . Hull shape details like the ones you ask can not be covered in a forum message, many books have been written about that. The main difference between the 2 boats is the beam. Several factors influence the volume distribution, static and dynamic. Some feat...
by jacquesmm
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: sk14 with outboard and trolling motor
Replies: 29
Views: 453

Re: sk14 with outboard and trolling motor

The SK13 and 14 are different versions of a SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard), some scaled up to accommodate a heavier crew. The FS14 LS is areal boat, the FS14 with a Low cut Sheer.
The FS14LS is more of a boat, the others are SUP's.