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by jacquesmm
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: OB-15 Transom and Motor well brace
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: OB-15 Transom and Motor well brace

I replied in another thread (please don't cross threads) but my answer was very close to what the other builders did. Thank you for your help.
by jacquesmm
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question about OB 15 plans.
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: Question about OB 15 plans.

Just purchased the digital download for the OB 15. Looking at the the pdf files, there are a few size discrepancies. Between the metric version and the standard US version. For anyone who has built this boat, which file did you create your patterns from? I plan on using a CNC router in house to cut...
by jacquesmm
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question regarding GT27
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Question regarding GT27

I agree, that is why I suggested (recommended) towing for that leg.
There may be other legs that benefit from using a trailer.
The GT27 is not a Great Loop boat but can do some of the loop safely, the very protected parts.
by jacquesmm
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Builder Meets and Get Togethers
Topic: Facebooks Group?
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Facebooks Group?

I hope nobody misunderstands: I use Facebook but it has a very different purpose than this forum. I like to read about other peoples projects on Facebook, look at the pictures etc. In the Jaysen plywood building group, there must be 20 or 30 FS18, FS17 and more under construction and I like to see t...
by jacquesmm
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Builder Meets and Get Togethers
Topic: Facebooks Group?
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Facebooks Group?

Yes, I belong to that one too. Those groups are fine to look at pictures of projects.
by jacquesmm
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Builder Meets and Get Togethers
Topic: Facebooks Group?
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Facebooks Group?

Yes BUT . . . - Facebook is a very poor platform for technical support or technical advice - FB is full of self-proclaimed experts that dish out real garbage. I don't even try to correct them. If somebody is naive enough to use FB for anything serious, he will pay the price in wasted materials and l...
by jacquesmm
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1390
Views: 40579

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

Correct. You don't have to glass the inside of the trunk but it is a good option. Drawing B268/8, note # 1 says: Optional: fiberglass inside with 9 oz. woven before assembly. 4 or 6 oz. is fine too, it's just for abrasion. In all cases, paint the inside with graphite. The CB is made from 3 layers 1/...
by jacquesmm
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: ST21 question for Jacques
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: ST21 question for Jacques

I would stay with 12", that is what my calculations show.
by jacquesmm
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: ST21 question for Jacques
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: ST21 question for Jacques

Thanks, that is clear. i was following the damper plate tribulations for a while but was confused by the talks of electric and mechanical drive at the same time. At 2000 rpm, a 10" prop should have a 12" pitch. BTW, this is what Atkins specifies for similar hulls. Here is a link to a variation on th...
by jacquesmm
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: fs14_ls in the midwest
Replies: 54
Views: 5649

Re: fs14_ls in the midwest

Thanks for the report. 30 mph in rough weather is very good for that little boat.

It's not too big a deal to cut a transom down but to add is a problem.