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by Matt Gent
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Great Loop Trawler/Cruiser - Concept
Replies: 50
Views: 8467

Re: Great Loop Trawler/Cruiser - Concept

Asymmetrical power cat is a novel approach to similar goals

https://aspenpowercatamarans.com/c107/

37x10. Expensive.
by Matt Gent
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Great Loop Trawler/Cruiser - Concept
Replies: 50
Views: 8467

Re: Great Loop Trawler/Cruiser - Concept

I'd venture that none of us joined this forum for financial prudence. Buying used, using, and selling used is by far the least time and net cost. A friend's dad bought a 36 Monk, owned it for a few years, did ICW / Canada / Caribbean, and sold it mostly whole. Maybe I'm still young but I would want ...
by Matt Gent
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Great Loop Trawler/Cruiser - Concept
Replies: 50
Views: 8467

Re: Great Loop Trawler/Cruiser - Concept

Agreed on the fuel cost - it is negligible in the total scope of a boat build and a 6mo - 2yr trip. But range does matter - more a function of capacity / speed / displacement. I think the top speed and viable "high cruise" speed need to also be specified - huge impact on displacement and hull form. ...
by Matt Gent
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Coating with epoxy: getting smooth surfaces
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Coating with epoxy: getting smooth surfaces

I've had a few projects in a row now when I put a layer of neat (unthickened) epoxy over wood, or glass / fairing compound, I cannot get a smooth surface. It does not self-level, and I end up with runs or ridges and valleys. Then I have to sand most of it off to get back to something smooth. It is u...
by Matt Gent
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: scaled up OD18?
Replies: 7
Views: 827

Re: scaled up OD18?

Better to ask in the “before building” section, lots of scaling and adjusting topics there.
by Matt Gent
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: c17 in the bayou splashed
Replies: 23
Views: 1272

Re: c17 in the bayou splashed

Love the paint!

What is the flooring material?
by Matt Gent
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Deadrise Specs for C21, NV23, DE25
Replies: 14
Views: 487

Re: Deadrise Specs for C21, NV23, DE25

Will do In fairness the hull is spectacular in big following seas. I’ve come in Jupiter inlet with 4-5’ standing waves. Also ran for about 15 miles offshore downhill away from a massive thunderstorm, at night. And across Lake Okeechobee in front of a tropical storm. The keel is large enough, and the...
by Matt Gent
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: de 25 - great loop at hull speed?
Replies: 21
Views: 501

Re: de 25 - great loop at hull speed?

4kts is barely moving, and not making progress against a strong tide. If I were building from scratch and not wanting full planing speeds I’d select or design the bottom for semi displacement, like the Irens designs. Even better if you are ok with a narrow cabin. Could get much better economy at 12+...
by Matt Gent
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Deadrise Specs for C21, NV23, DE25
Replies: 14
Views: 487

Re: Deadrise Specs for C21, NV23, DE25

Yes I think with the bracket it runs nose-high, which moves the water entry further aft and to the lower deadrise area. It is more comfortable when loaded heavy, and particularly when I move weight to the bow (big cooler). Let me know when you are home and I'll take you for a ride. I think it achiev...