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by Matt Gent
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GT27 Build (Wes K)
Replies: 352
Views: 22304

Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Scuppers on my DE25 are a good 4-5" over the waterline at rest, relatively empty. Quite a bit of water comes in when a few people are hanging out in the cockpit, or if the boat rolls side to side. When i rebuilt the scuppers I made them round with 1.5" ID fiberglass tube, so they could be plugged. S...
by Matt Gent
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Interior walls
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: Interior walls

What kind of finish quality are you after? There are some nicely-textures vinyl sheets these days, can get about any faux-finish you'd like: wood, tile, linen or other cloths.
by Matt Gent
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: transom deadrise
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: transom deadrise

Is that just due to the transom leaning back at ~13deg? In flat panel it would have a higher angle to create the effective 7deg measured perpendicular to the surface of the water.

I wouldn't expect any boats from here to have higher deadrise at the transom than midships...most go the other way.
by Matt Gent
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: transom deadrise
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: transom deadrise

This would be a substantial redesign, and the panel dimensions for stringers, bulkheads, and hull skins would no longer be valid. It would also change the nesting on the raw panel, though generally all the parts would be smaller (assuming chines & sole stay in place). I'd say its feasible if you wan...
by Matt Gent
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GT27 Build (Wes K)
Replies: 352
Views: 22304

Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

If you use 5200 I would consider it a permanent installation, the first time. No going back.

After digging that stuff out with a dental pick I'm real hesitant and go for 4200 unless I'm damn sure.
by Matt Gent
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 low hp performance
Replies: 13
Views: 388

Re: FS17 low hp performance

So that uses a more detailed Savitsky model, and I'd of course defer to Jacques' modeling. The key is to ground whatever you use to actual performance at a known displacement, and then be honest about what displacement you will operate at. My boat can vary by 1500lb depending on what I'm doing with ...
by Matt Gent
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Towing dinghy questions
Replies: 10
Views: 230

Re: Towing dinghy questions

Thanks for the input. Searching around I see all kinds of setups. Bridles on both ends, no bridle, multiple eyes to tune the pitch of the tender. Motor on, motor off, motor trimmed up, motor trimmed down, drogues. Seems to depend a lot on the weight and stability of the boat in tow. The low bow atta...
by Matt Gent
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 low hp performance
Replies: 13
Views: 388

Re: FS17 low hp performance

I bought a Suzuki 30hp 4s EFI a couple years back for under $4k new in box, remote 20" T&T with controls & tank. Shop around and you'll find a leftover or something. I use it on a small pontoon but I think it would be OK for a light 17' skiff like an FS or an ECO18. Light is the key, performance fal...
by Matt Gent
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Towing dinghy questions
Replies: 10
Views: 230

Towing dinghy questions

I'd like to build a small S&G dinghy for a few uses - bombing the creeks around my house, throw on the roof of the DE25 for certain trips, and maybe tow around with the DE25 in other areas. Along the lines of a GV10. It will be very light & simple, and powered by a 6hp Suzuki for now (my kicker), ma...
by Matt Gent
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Boat cushion materials
Replies: 9
Views: 8523

Re: Boat cushion materials

Another thumbs up for firm on the foam, but I used the very open "pour through" stuff that was super expensive. Sailrite sells it as "DryFast". Doesn't hold water much at all. I made covers from Sunbrella, with all the seams internal (sewed inside-out). It looked neat but not quite professional. Har...