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by BrianC
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: SK14 - Unknown Pieces
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: SK14 - Unknown Pieces

See note #7: they are sole backing plates or doublers. Also, see the section of the instructions titled "Cleats and doubler." They go between the stringers so that the sole is 2 layers thick in the area where you stand and where you (might) mount a grab bar. On mine, I just set the cleats 1/4" below...
by BrianC
Thu May 30, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question about eliminating the motor well
Replies: 44
Views: 992

Re: Question about eliminating the motor well

From a previous post regarding the C17:
jacquesmm wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:59 pm
The C17 is too small for a bracket, it would affect the balance of the boat.
by BrianC
Fri May 24, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Free Plans and others
Topic: Cheap Canoe Kit
Replies: 16
Views: 801

Re: Cheap Canoe Kit

Also, be sure you get epoxy compatible fiberglass - some has a binder that isn’t compatible with epoxy. I think this is more of an issue with mat but go to be sure.
by BrianC
Wed May 22, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Spray rails that sweep up from the chine
Replies: 0
Views: 138

Spray rails that sweep up from the chine

I was at a wooden boat show a few weeks ago in Beaufort NC and saw a boat with spray rails that swept up from the chine towards the bow (see pictures) --- is there any good reason for this or is it just for looks? https://forums.bateau2.com/app.php/gallery/image/4823/source https://forums.bateau2.co...
by BrianC
Wed May 15, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: New Builder - Questions about plans and changes to inboard
Replies: 14
Views: 455

Re: New Builder - Questions about plans and changes to inboard

What about the Fast Launch 26 built as an open cockpit (no cabin) and downsized by 10% -- https://boatbuildercentral.com/wp/proddetail.php?prod=FL26 Even better, the Maia 24 built as an open cockpit -- https://boatbuildercentral.com/wp/proddetail.php?prod=MT24 With either of these, build the hull as...
by BrianC
Sun May 12, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 4434
Views: 239968

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

glossieblack wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 3:59 am
...a professional to do the final fairing and painting....
What tools does he use for the fairing? A few pictures of his process would be great. Thanks!
by BrianC
Thu May 09, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Forum Software & Site Bug Reports
Topic: New Boat Builder Central Website
Replies: 28
Views: 708

Re: New Boat Builder Central Website

Here is what the website looked like back in 1996:
https://web.archive.org/web/19961221165 ... ateau.com/
by BrianC
Sun May 05, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: building in a narrow space?
Replies: 20
Views: 464

Re: building in a narrow space?

But it looks like you have a pretty flat concrete surface to work on. Wouldn't tires under your strongback be lots easier? It is reasonably flat under the house but the driveway has a pretty significant slope. Thus, the only way wheels alone would work would be to use just 4 of them and that doesn'...
by BrianC
Sun May 05, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: building in a narrow space?
Replies: 20
Views: 464

Re: building in a narrow space?

Jaysen wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 6:27 pm
The bracing on port side shown midship forward will be a PITA....
Yeah, that bracing is why I need at least 6-7' of fore-aft translation along the track. I suppose that I could remove the bracing for the duration of the build --- I'm sure that would be a good idea! :help: