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by YotaTruck
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Woods Designs and Multihulls
Topic: Skoota 18 Open Deck
Replies: 6
Views: 12485

Re: Skoota 18 Open Deck

I'm looking to build either the PC 20 or a Skoota 18 with a (mostly) open deck for fishing. Honestly, I prefer to build the Skoota if I can build it without the completely enclosed cabin. My use will be mostly recreational day cruising in protected waters, anchoring down and having a beer while pla...
by YotaTruck
Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:38 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gas powered E-Cat for a 10HP restricted lake?
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Re: Gas powered E-Cat for a 10HP restricted lake?

Richard-thanks for your comments. So the E-cat will be very efficient at 5-6 knots, which I would expect it to do with a 3hp motor in flat water. Then it will be efficient again at 8-10 knots with say a 10-15hp. But I wouldn't try to go at 6.5 knots. I was merely using 6.5 knots to get the point acr...
by YotaTruck
Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gas powered E-Cat for a 10HP restricted lake?
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Gas powered E-Cat for a 10HP restricted lake?

Given the horsepower restrictions on my local lakes (10 HP limit and they are pretty wise to the old "15-in-a-9.9-cowling" trick) I've been looking a lot at power catamarans in the interest of efficiency. All I want to do is take my family (two adults and three kids) out on the lake for a nice day o...
by YotaTruck
Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Anyone ever built a 90% GF18? (Jacques?)
Replies: 7
Views: 723

Re: Anyone ever built a 90% GF18? (Jacques?)

You might just want to re-consider if you could build the GF 18 in your garage. I built a OB19 in a 21.5' long garage. My garage was wider, but the length was the limiting factor. I could kinda work on either the transom or bow with the door shut - not both - or open the door and push it a foot for...
by YotaTruck
Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Anyone ever built a 90% GF18? (Jacques?)
Replies: 7
Views: 723

Re: Anyone ever built a 90% GF18? (Jacques?)

Too many question (I am not in the office), I'll check on Monday. Thanks I appreciate it! To scale, use metric, much less prone to errors. Metric seems easiest-I'll just have to buy a few new tools. Briefly: you will reduce the PPI and displacement. The boat may not be self bailing anymore. To scal...
by YotaTruck
Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Anyone ever built a 90% GF18? (Jacques?)
Replies: 7
Views: 723

Anyone ever built a 90% GF18? (Jacques?)

I was searching around for GF16 layout ideas when I came across a couple of posts from Jacques stating that scaling the GF18 down can be easily done by shortening all measurements by 10%. By my calculations, a 90% GF18 should be about 15' 7" LOA, so only 4" shorter than the GF16, but the beam would ...
by YotaTruck
Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Next design
Replies: 16
Views: 1907

Re: Next design

pee wee wrote:Where are their PFDs? Nice port-a-potti up front, too- or is that a cooler?
Who needs a port-a-potti with that setup? Kinda like a swim-up bar 8O
by YotaTruck
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Next design
Replies: 16
Views: 1907

Re: Next design

Are those timbers and planks Okume or Meranti? :lol:
by YotaTruck
Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Laying out a GF16 (On paper anyway)
Replies: 9
Views: 862

Re: Laying out a GF16 (On paper anyway)

One thing that you can do to "save" storage space, is to foam the underside of the seats. When you're ready to foam, with the boat upside down, elevate the boat enough that you can work under it (putting it on a couple sawhorses would work). Make dams for the foam around any cutouts (ex. your middl...
by YotaTruck
Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Laying out a GF16 (On paper anyway)
Replies: 9
Views: 862

Re: Laying out a GF16 (On paper anyway)

YodaTruck, Keep thinking long term. I too layed out my boat on Paper 3 or 4 times in pencil. Repairs are a dream on paper. Agreed-its the next best thing to actually getting out there and getting my hands dirty. Choice between GF16 or GF18? You are building a tiller style boat. It's easy to swap en...