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by Lbdreaming
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 consoles and platforms
Replies: 3
Views: 325

FS18 consoles and platforms

To those who have built an FS18: What are the ruff dimensions of your console and do you like it? I'd like to have a small console that incorporates a grab bar (I like to stand up while under way). I'd also want it to house a fuel gauge, a small sonar and buttons for trim tabs, etc. Does anyone have...
by Lbdreaming
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Hull chine taper
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Re: Hull chine taper

That line is named the chine, you are probably looking at the tapering of the chine in plan view. That line can be straight, parallel to the keel from the middle of the boat which is a little better for performance on plane but less at displacement speeds. A lot of taper there will give a surface t...
by Lbdreaming
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Hull chine taper
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Re: Hull chine taper

I'm not sure what to call it which may be adding to the confusion and I should have attached a picture in the first post to clarify. I'm talking about the bottom of the hull, as shown below in the XF20: XF20 Chine Taper.JPG As an Engineer/Naval Architect I'm sure you can appreciate the drive to unde...
by Lbdreaming
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Hull chine taper
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Hull chine taper

This isn't specific to any one design. In general, I always thought boat sides had some type of entry and then were 'straight' until you hit the transom - I'm not referring to dead-rise, but to the shape of the sides of a planning hull at (or near?) the chine. I own the plans for the FS18, FS17 and ...