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by TomW1
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 stringers
Replies: 36
Views: 385

Re: FS17 stringers

Silentko did you cut off the extra 3/8" off the stringer for the extra layer of ply that you added to the transom. Remember anything you add to the transom you have to cut off the stringer. Even a layer of fiberglass adds an 1/16".

Tom
by TomW1
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Abaco tiller steer walleye boat
Replies: 16
Views: 331

Re: Abaco tiller steer walleye boat

Fallguy changing the sheer line has been done many times. If you think about it lowering it will actually make the sides stronger. You still have the same structural parts(bulkheads, frames, rubrail, gunnels). Most recommend flipping the boat and then laying out the sheer line that looks good for yo...
by TomW1
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Abaco tiller steer walleye boat
Replies: 16
Views: 331

Re: Abaco tiller steer walleye boat

I finally found my notes from Ranger when I was going to build my C17 like there Multispecies 18. The one question I asked was the distance from the sheer to the waterline. The answer I got back was 22". If you look at the 620T the sides are higher than the 20" transom and angle down to it. The C19/...
by TomW1
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: OB17 - Northern Virginia
Replies: 99
Views: 4430

Re: OB17 - Northern Virginia

Charles I re-did my calculations with 4 people instead of 2 plus added gas to the gas tank and max speed dropped to the low 50's. I also did the calc's with a 90 HP and came up with low to mid 40's. As Jacques pointed out the design speed is 45mph so it is your choice on what you do. If you already ...
by TomW1
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 1955
Views: 104088

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Glossie can life get any better! 8) :D

Tom
by TomW1
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Thanksgiving Holiday
Replies: 10
Views: 116

Re: Thanksgiving Holiday

Happy Thanksgiving to all, smoking a turkey it has become a tradition for us plus it makes the wife happy as it keeps the oven free for other goodies.

Tom
by TomW1
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Fuel tank install
Replies: 18
Views: 237

Re: Fuel tank install

I would like AA said overbuild this. A molded poly tank like this does not have baffles like an aluminum tank so once the tank starts sloshing the fuel movement starts putting a lot of pressure on the tank and the structure the tank is mounted to. As far as combined fuel/vent valves are concerned lo...
by TomW1
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: OB17 - Northern Virginia
Replies: 99
Views: 4430

Re: OB17 - Northern Virginia

The weight on the transom is not the problem. It is the water dynamics on the hulls bottom that is not being considered here . With the increase in speed the forces on the bottom increase. Did you add an extra layer of fiberglass on the bottom. If not I do not feel comfortable with you putting a 115...
by TomW1
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build
Replies: 11
Views: 189

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Like all things dry wall squares depend on the pride of the manufacturer. My builder would never allow 3/8" difference over 4' nor would I. There are squares out there that are dead on but you pay for them. When I was laying out my C17 which I never finished I double checked it for square and it was...
by TomW1
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 1955
Views: 104088

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

That is great news GB it has been a long time coming. Now that the structure is down will you seed with babies or depend on mother nature to build up the beds.