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by jacquesmm
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: OP21 / CX19 Hartop, Engine Bracket and Aft Pad/ Bench
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: OP21 / CX19 Hartop, Engine Bracket and Aft Pad/ Bench

Small boats trim can be affected by brackets. I prefer not to install them on boats less than 21'. For the hard top, can you post a picture or a link to an example? You have complete freedom in that area. Drawings for hard tops are included for larger boats but not for units less than 23'. I can hel...
by jacquesmm
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM18 May Have Major Problem
Replies: 19
Views: 352

Re: LM18 May Have Major Problem

Thanks Ken.
I am going to try to find that post and make it a "sticky", at the top of the "materials" section.
by jacquesmm
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 North Texas Build
Replies: 18
Views: 462

Re: FS18 North Texas Build

The baseline is the upper face of the deck, just as it says on the plans. There is a reason for that: the easiest assembly method is to set up the frames on the deck. Note in the stations drawing, there is a dimension (3/8) that shows the thickness of the deck. Those who prefer to build with MDF mol...
by jacquesmm
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 North Texas Build
Replies: 18
Views: 462

Re: FS18 North Texas Build

The long panels are assembled with fiberglass splices, not butt blocks.
Yes, this is sufficient. Fiberglass fabric, rubrail, deck seam, keel and chine tabbing will form longitudinal stiffeners and the splices are just there to seal the panels seam.
by jacquesmm
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: DE 24 ish
Replies: 30
Views: 2606

Re: DE 24 ish

Tom S., then all is fine. I was worried that there was a problem and I did not understand what it could be. When you scale down, watch out for the stringers spacing. The space between them may become too narrow for a tank under the sole. Alos, get a bolting pattern template from Armstrong. Their bol...
by jacquesmm
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: DE 24 ish
Replies: 30
Views: 2606

Re: DE 24 ish

Thanks, Matt, good advice.
It looks like the only question left seems to be the one about moving a bulkhead.
I will reply as soon as the builder explains what he tries to do. Could it have something to do with the door mentioned last year?
by jacquesmm
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: DE 24 ish
Replies: 30
Views: 2606

Re: DE 24 ish

I got your email but let's keep discussing it here. You are building the DE25 and you send me this quote: "With a bracket start the rear build up 4" from the transom at the hull and let it go to support the transom instead of what is shown in the plans. This will give you more room in the rear of th...
by jacquesmm
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Knoxville Jay’s C17 Build
Replies: 87
Views: 1721

Re: Knoxville Jay’s C17 Build

That is some nice bow curve, bravo.
by jacquesmm
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Charging systems and batteries
Replies: 8
Views: 129

Re: Charging systems and batteries

This can be a good thread but before we start, all boat plans about 19' and above include a typical electrical diagram. If it is missing, I may post it here to use as a starting point. Electrical diagrams will vary greatly, each of us has different preferences for electricity and electronics. It is ...
by jacquesmm
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM18 May Have Major Problem
Replies: 19
Views: 352

Re: LM18 May Have Major Problem

We all have made that kind of mistake for one reason or another: the phone rings while we mix and put twice the hardener in there etc. That MarinEpoxy is good stuff and can take a mixing ratio error of up to 10% but more than that and it will not cure. Keep removing the uncured stuff, let it dry for...