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by jacquesmm
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: PH18 Draft
Replies: 7
Views: 151

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: 151

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...
by jacquesmm
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Looking for threads with photos of boats that have the round chine cuts
Replies: 8
Views: 130

Re: Looking for threads with photos of boats that have the round chine cuts

Here it is, look at the pics, that is how it goes together: https://forums.bateau2.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=62144&hilit=FS18+reid&start=20 You can still learn a lot from the other threads, each of them gives some tips. Post again if you have questions, we want you to succeed. It's a great little boat.
by jacquesmm
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Looking for threads with photos of boats that have the round chine cuts
Replies: 8
Views: 130

Re: Looking for threads with photos of boats that have the round chine cuts

Look at Reid's build of a round chine FS18, it shows lots of pictures but I can't find the thread.
It is exactly what you are building.
by jacquesmm
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Looking for threads with photos of boats that have the round chine cuts
Replies: 8
Views: 130

Re: Looking for threads with photos of boats that have the round chine cuts

Look at the CS23-25, the Jetabout: they are all built with that same technique:
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=40346&start=40

The plans show the slits too. Do you have the plans?
by jacquesmm
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question from a lurker - epoxy and graphite issue
Replies: 18
Views: 361

Re: Question from a lurker - epoxy and graphite issue

I don't know about the wax. Yes, the graphite color blocks the UV's that is why I mix a thicker batch than Larry did, more graphite.
The UV's will break down the outside of the epoxy, it will chalk.
I am not certain that this is the explanation but I lean towards that idea.
by jacquesmm
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: nutshell 7
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: nutshell 7

The Nutshell is very small but my brother in law built one and fished from it for years. It's stable enough. He also used to carry it on the beach and row through the surf (on quiet days) to put shark bait out. That was a little too risky, not what I designed it for. Bottom line, if you fish alone a...
by jacquesmm
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question from a lurker - epoxy and graphite issue
Replies: 18
Views: 361

Re: Question from a lurker - epoxy and graphite issue

I guess that it is UV degradation. Is the faded side the one exposed to the sun when the boat is stored? If the last coat does not have sufficient graphite content, the epoxy will break down after 1 or 2 years. I have an FS12 that's10 years old with an epoxy graphite bottom and it was stored for a w...
by jacquesmm
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine Splashed 6/15!
Replies: 114
Views: 3531

Re: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine Splashed 6/15!

Congratulations and yes please, post some figures after the week-end.
by jacquesmm
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Free Plans and others
Topic: PM38 Build Log.
Replies: 9
Views: 1975

Re: PM38 Build Log.

Ok I know this is an old post but I really need help. I am starting this very same build, however I am having such a hard time creating the frames. I tried to draw out the patterns but I failed. Frame one has two triangles on either side in the drawing but yours do not. That is very confusing. The ...