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by fpjeepy05
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency
Replies: 65
Views: 31603

Re: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency

:-D Jetski Power plants... Are there any plans that use the jet package from an older jetski? I know it might not be the most efficient package, but having the ability to much the LCG forward (compared to an outboard) could make the boat have the safety/stability of a larger (less efficient) boat. T...
by fpjeepy05
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency
Replies: 65
Views: 31603

Re: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency

Fuzz wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:22 pm
In the builders power boat section at the top there is a pwc build.
Cool Thanks
by fpjeepy05
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency
Replies: 65
Views: 31603

Re: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency

Jetski Power plants... Are there any plans that use the jet package from an older jetski? I know it might not be the most efficient package, but having the ability to much the LCG forward (compared to an outboard) could make the boat have the safety/stability of a larger (less efficient) boat.
by fpjeepy05
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency
Replies: 65
Views: 31603

Re: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency

jacquesmm wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:09 pm
I designed a Panga with cabin and that could be close to his requirements:
https://bateau.com/studyplans/PG25C_stu ... prod=PG25C.
Have you ever designed a "power sharpie"? Is that a phrase coined by Phil Bolger?
by fpjeepy05
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency
Replies: 65
Views: 31603

Re: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency

jacquesmm wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:57 am
Did you look at Bolger plans? he has some very narrow designs.
Wow 1) Phil Bolger has a TON of plans. 2) He has some VERY narrow designs.

Thanks
by fpjeepy05
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency
Replies: 65
Views: 31603

Re: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency

Fuzz wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:23 pm
Seems to me like a panga would be the closest fit but that is just my guess.
I do love panga's. Even though all pangas are narrow fishing boats, not all narrow fishing boats are pangas. :wink:
by fpjeepy05
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency
Replies: 65
Views: 31603

Re: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency

fallguy1000 wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:43 am

Boats are tradeoffs.
You are right. I want to trade stability and speed for fuel economy in a fishing boat.
by fpjeepy05
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency
Replies: 65
Views: 31603

Re: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency

Sadly all boats are tradeoffs. There is no luxury in the economy cruiser. This is why the statement of requirements is so essential. For example, the boat pictured would not be suitable for most commuter boats. The pax would be soaked, and the vessel at risk in 6 footers. Diesel inboards are often ...
by fpjeepy05
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency
Replies: 65
Views: 31603

Re: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency

Fast Launch 26? I like the fast launch 26. I was hoping to get similar numbers speed wise with a 30x5’ it sounds very possible if the fast launch can do it with 26x8’ I would like to have a smaller flat on the bottom with some deadrise to accompany it. Additionally I would like to have a walkthroug...
by fpjeepy05
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency
Replies: 65
Views: 31603

Re: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency

If I can't find a set of plans that I can modify, I will likely design it myself and then pay a designer to review for errors. That's a big job but there is another solution, something I have done for other builders: fora fee, I can calculate the scantlings for an Atkins design. You get the plans f...