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by jacquesmm
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Preparing for GT27 build - questions
Replies: 164
Views: 5153

Re: Preparing for GT27 build - questions

There are pros and cons for runners, it depends on the type of boat. On vee shaped planing hulls, they become strakes and ya help but on flat bottom hull, I don't always like them.
by jacquesmm
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GT27 Build (Wes K)
Replies: 68
Views: 2147

Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Looks good, better than what I do.
by jacquesmm
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: OB 15
Replies: 52
Views: 1357

Re: OB 15

One of my neighbors built an OB15 and put a 50 on it. He had the engine in his garage. I tested another one with a 30 and it had more than enough power to my taste.
by jacquesmm
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Preparing for GT27 build - questions
Replies: 164
Views: 5153

Re: Preparing for GT27 build - questions

Remember the previous questions about runners: you can't altogether have runners lined up with the stringers and the bunks just under the runners. I would give priority to the trailer bunks and move the runners. Boats suffer more on the trailer than in the water, in most cases.
by jacquesmm
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Looking for advice
Replies: 48
Views: 810

Re: Looking for advice

I designed that Pursuit but left the company around 1994. I don't know what changes they made in the building and materials but for the ones I specified, I would check: - transom and stringers - fuel tank corrosion. The fuel tanks were foamed in which was standard procedure but later, many builders ...
by jacquesmm
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Email Questions for Jacques - CX25 changes
Replies: 15
Views: 299

Re: Email Questions for Jacques - CX25 changes

Yes, it will work. If I am correct, the Merc is a Cummins block but I don't know that Huyndai. Is that a Hino diesel?
by jacquesmm
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 596
Views: 15704

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

Use a circular saw, it cuts very smooth curves in those thin panels. It works with a regular 7" blade but I have a small one (4 or 5") and I can cut really tight curves.
by jacquesmm
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Why use Silvertip Epoxy?
Replies: 32
Views: 411

Re: Why use Silvertip Epoxy?

Fuzz, that would take books to explain. An engineer will not say strong but compare flexural, tensile and compression strength. He will also look at hardness, toughness, glass transition temperature etc. Altogether, when cured, Silver Tip will have better characteristics in all those areas than Mari...
by jacquesmm
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 Pre Build Questions and Ideas
Replies: 27
Views: 407

Re: FS17 Pre Build Questions and Ideas

I checked and I see the tape on the outside: http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/12155/normal_FS17_shine_07.29.08%20011.jpg I see another picture without it, on the other side. It is possible that we used two layers on the curved part and on on the flat one. I don't remember how we did it but...
by jacquesmm
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 Pre Build Questions and Ideas
Replies: 27
Views: 407

Re: FS17 Pre Build Questions and Ideas

We may do things a little bit differently in our shop because we have experience with the material. I know that I sometimes skip the outside layer in order to limit the need for fairing. It would be easy to end up with a kink there but since we expect it, we pay attention. I do not recommend that ex...