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by OneWayTraffic
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Phantom 16/18
Replies: 39
Views: 11528

Re: Phantom 16/18

Probably to save space and ward off spammers.
by OneWayTraffic
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Choice
Replies: 4
Views: 1318

Re: Choice

Deadrise looks similar for both, semi vee with a sharpish entry. The Pel18 is about 0.4m longer, 0.1m wider, and a bit boxy looking with that cabin. Neither would be going really fast into a steep head sea, but I can't imagine either boat failing to get you home, unless you really screw up.
by OneWayTraffic
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Choice
Replies: 4
Views: 1318

Re: Choice

To be honest I don't think that there is much one boat could do that the other couldn't. The Pel18 has 10 sheets of 12mm plywood for the hull and decks, and 10 sheets of 18mm plywood for frames and stringers etc, also 6 sheets of 6mm for the cabin top. That will be a heavy boat (displacement 1065kg)...
by OneWayTraffic
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Questions about building in general and the FS19 in particular.
Replies: 11
Views: 4874

Re: Questions about building in general and the FS19 in particular.

You can both lose and gain a lot of weight by your plywood choices. Okoume would save about 40kg over Meranti in a boat that size. Ensure that you get BS1088 or equivalent. Hull panels are typically 6mm with glass both sides, you do not want any voids in the plywood.
by OneWayTraffic
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Nina 22 Question for Jacques
Replies: 4
Views: 798

Re: Nina 22 Question for Jacques

As someone who has both read Renn’s great book and is building a smaller C series, there’s little difference between the two in hull shape. My C17 is practically the same width as your wide body. The 19 and 21 must be wider. Deadrise etc pretty close, I put them all in a spreadsheet and graphed If y...
by OneWayTraffic
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C19 in Richmond, VA
Replies: 157
Views: 35379

Re: C19 in Richmond, VA

Looking good. I was at one stage thinking I might flip it the first summer. :oops:

Don't spend too much time worrying about the bottom; you'll never see it after the flip.
by OneWayTraffic
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: Aluminum stiffener
Replies: 5
Views: 2248

Re: Aluminum stiffener

I read that with aluminium water vapour will eventually find its way into the joint. The oxygen will react with the Al, reducing bond strength over time. Have you considered taking it to a shop to get it bent to shape?
by OneWayTraffic
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Cape Man's Dory
Replies: 2473
Views: 241391

Re: Cape Man's Dory

My C17 may have an HM19 style cabin on it when done. But shorter, as it's a smaller boat. Going away from the plans really complicates the build so be warned.
by OneWayTraffic
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fixed.......... Found water under the cockpit deck
Replies: 48
Views: 14489

Re: 2 part foam failed..... But wait!!; Found water too!!!!

Limber holes under frames, vent holes in the middle of frames, and inspection ports. If you put the inspection ports in storage compartments then there is less likelihood of leaks.
by OneWayTraffic
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Choosing the right sized kicker motor?
Replies: 8
Views: 2810

Re: Choosing the right sized kicker motor?

Can anyone come get you if the motor fails? If not a kicker is like a life insurance policy. 100km from help is a long way. Even Yamahas are vulnerable to prop strikes.