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by jacquesmm
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LB26 Questions
Replies: 31
Views: 838

Re: LB26 Questions

I am still on the road and do not have the plans with me but I am certain that the shaft axis is clearly shown on the plans. I never refer to any part of the hull. The shaft axis is a straight line between two points located at two stations with a height above or below the baseline. I will check wha...
by jacquesmm
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Graphics for our boats
Replies: 19
Views: 450

Re: Graphics for our boats

I am all for it. Jeff now owns the trademarks bateau.com and BoatBuilderCentral.com and I am certain that he will accept. As for my name, please use it. I own Mertens-Goossens Yacht Design and I give you permission to use that name or part of it.
by jacquesmm
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question for Jacques
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Question for Jacques

Don't vent. the tunnel. It sends air to the prop.
by jacquesmm
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Maia 24 Question for Jacques
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Maia 24 Question for Jacques

This is one of Evan Gatehouse design. If I remember well, the tank is 20 gallons which is enough to run hundreds of miles.
by jacquesmm
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: CS23 / CS25 Jacques Question
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: CS23 / CS25 Jacques Question

Many were built, some with twin engines. A transom for twin engines is included in the plans.
by jacquesmm
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Erik and Randy's CX19
Replies: 52
Views: 1674

Re: Erik and Randy's CX19

About the foam and limber holes, this is TBP: To Builders Preference. Decide where to run the chase tubes first and cut opening right now. If you want them to line up, stack the floor frames lined up with BL and CL then drill a pilot hole. For the foam, usually, the space between inside and outside ...
by jacquesmm
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: C12 - TL70 - Brazil
Replies: 32
Views: 909

Re: C12 - TL70 - Brazil

One thing at a time and let me know if I forget one. Butt block: I don't have the plans with me but, in some cases, I use the butt block as a reinforcement. Look at your plans: if that butt block sits just under a frame, it is needed on the inside. In that case, the dimensions I show for the frame, ...
by jacquesmm
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Preparing for GT27 build - questions
Replies: 185
Views: 7106

Re: Preparing for GT27 build - questions

Another solution would be to have a tank that extends above the level of the sole for example under a bench or under a cabinet. That would solve the pick up problemd in a shallow tank. You could have two small ones, one on each side.One under the sink and the other one under the bench on the opposit...
by jacquesmm
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Preparing for GT27 build - questions
Replies: 185
Views: 7106

Re: Preparing for GT27 build - questions

You can cut the floor frames (= the transverse ones) but not the stringers. The stringers are the backbone of the boat.. In many cases, the tank manufacturer will customize the fittings and install them where you want ti foyu are willing to wait. Others will supply a kit to install the fittings your...
by jacquesmm
Mon May 27, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: RB18 - Unknown parts
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: RB18 - Unknown parts

Thanks Caveman.
JBCarre, see how the stringers are placed on the nesting drawing. The idea is to offset the seams between the pieces.