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by OneWayTraffic
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: FS17 / 19 Thoughts
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: FS17 / 19 Thoughts

Not building an FS17 but I do have the plans. I am building a C17 and now that I have it planked and am getting a good look at the hull, I think it will be seaworthy enough to go anywhere I feel like taking it. Prior to this I had a 12' plastic dinghy that I took 10km (6+ miles) off NZ's West coast ...
by OneWayTraffic
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C17 in New Zealand.
Replies: 40
Views: 1412

Re: C17 in New Zealand.

Well the bottom and side panels are stitched. I put the bottom on first to check alignment. Stitched the sides a day later. It went well once I removed the starboard chine panel from the port side, turned it the right way up, redrilled the stitching holes at the bottom rather than the top and restit...
by OneWayTraffic
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bildge drainage design
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Re: Bildge drainage design

I assume that these are limbers, and this area will not be foam filled? Although coating with epoxy should work I'd do it several times with the last coat thickened to form a built up layer.
by OneWayTraffic
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Woods Skoota 32DM
Replies: 1348
Views: 102311

Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Why the name McMansion? Is it some kind of tract housing?

Interesting build. I'm looking at the photos and I still can't recognize where the boat is. All I can see is panels and pieces. I sure wouldn't have the patience for a 32' cat. Maybe if I read the whole thread.
by OneWayTraffic
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C17 in New Zealand.
Replies: 40
Views: 1412

Re: C17 in New Zealand.

Is that question about the molds being sufficient? Yes, it will work but pay attention to the top edge (sheer side). If necessary, clamp a temporary batten along that edge to keep it fair. Thanks. I’ll check before gluing. I was going to glass the bottom to the lower side panel before attaching the...
by OneWayTraffic
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Fs17 question
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: Fs17 question

Agreed, you can see the differences in hull shape easily. I wouldn't have the patience for that, maybe a CAD version. To answer your question the sole(flooring) is part of the structure in all the boats of this size. It helps to lock the stringers in place, and reinforces the framing. If you omit it...
by OneWayTraffic
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C17 in New Zealand.
Replies: 40
Views: 1412

Re: C17 in New Zealand.

I cut the notches In the stringers after a quick measure. Perfect fit! Better than I hoped. Got a quick question for anyone reading. Two of the frames were cut short. Like shown in the photos, B and D. Every second frame is full height. Will that be enough to support the hull sides or should I exten...
by OneWayTraffic
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C17 in New Zealand.
Replies: 40
Views: 1412

Re: C17 in New Zealand.

After a fair bit of stressing about the strongback timber warping or swelling, and thinking that I'd never level the jig on grass it was gratifying when I first saw that blinking red LED through the holes in the boat! :)
by OneWayTraffic
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C17 in New Zealand.
Replies: 40
Views: 1412

Re: C17 in New Zealand.

Well the stringers and transom are basically done, I am calling them done. Glassed over the top with two layers biaxial tape offset a little bit. Had to cut out a few voids in the first layer where it lifted. Filled with epoxy PB. Second is curing now. The jig is nearly complete, Frames A-E all line...
by OneWayTraffic
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Scupper Size
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: Scupper Size

With holes out the back you can estimate max drainage from a scupper by Area Scupper*forward speed of boat. There will be loss due to the flaps. If those scuppers are a true 1.5" internal diameter then at about 5 knots (as fast as you would be able to go swamped). Area =1.75 square inches. Speed= 10...