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by jacquesmm
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Questions for Jacques
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Questions for Jacques

I would not include the OB18. The ob18 is a stretched OB15: nice runabout but relatively low freeboard. The OD18 is a flat bottom boat but she is designed to be safe offshore. Many builders have taken that boat out for long trips in the ocean in reasonable weather, some in bad weather. The FS17 is a...
by jacquesmm
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Retiring and/or Snowbirding on the water
Replies: 38
Views: 655

Re: Retiring and/or Snowbirding on the water

https://spacecoast.craigslist.org/boa/d/cocoa-beach-40-foot-bristol-sloop/7208392126.html I can't believe the price! This one... This is the one someone typing this post is going to get in trouble over. I don't need a 40' boat. It's an old fashioned hull but well proven and solid, New sails plus th...
by jacquesmm
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Retiring and/or Snowbirding on the water
Replies: 38
Views: 655

Re: Retiring and/or Snowbirding on the water

Excellent comments by Evan, pay attention to the choice between building and buying. I don't sell plans for that type of boat and can be objective. Here in Florida, I often see great deals on older sailboats. Maintained by old sailors who knew their stuff but became a little too rusty go out again a...
by jacquesmm
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Retiring and/or Snowbirding on the water
Replies: 38
Views: 655

Re: Retiring and/or Snowbirding on the water

The halyard noise is not an issue. I sailed for 40 years, lived aboard for 7 or 8 years and halyard noise never lasted more than a few minutes: the time it takes to move them to another cleat or to install a shock cord. Comparing cost between a displacement hull motor boat and a sailboat should not ...
by jacquesmm
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Hickman Sled 18 Bonus plans
Replies: 31
Views: 1843

Re: Hickman Sled 18 Bonus plans

OK, that makes sense. How about getting a trial version of Rhino? I think you can save a few times without paying for the license. Or do a screen copy. Once the model is created, type "devsrf" and follow the prompts. Devsrf is not on the standard command list but it works OK. I checked Delft: you ca...
by jacquesmm
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Unique question for Jacques and the builders
Replies: 34
Views: 937

Re: Unique question for Jacques and the builders

Good info.
If weight is important, use foam sandwich or honeycomb for the deck and superstructure.
by jacquesmm
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Hickman Sled 18 Bonus plans
Replies: 31
Views: 1843

Re: Hickman Sled 18 Bonus plans

My plans should developed panels. Why do it differently? There is no magic software for developing panels. I worked on that since 30 years and was a beta tester, in that field, for several CAD companies. Not one is perfect but the closed one is the cone methods from Orca 3D. It is tedious and requir...
by jacquesmm
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Unique question for Jacques and the builders
Replies: 34
Views: 937

Re: Unique question for Jacques and the builders

The hull with deck would be 670 lbs if built as specified. The tunnel is included as part of the hull. Some builders can end up with a lighter boat, some heavier. It depends a lot on how your fiberglass. There are several console and leaning post options and I did not calculate the weight. I would s...
by jacquesmm
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Starting my CS25 Build, South Florida
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: Starting my CS25 Build, South Florida

Devlin: I do not recommend that book anymore because there are too many differences between the two methods but here is a copy of a paragraph included in most of the building notes, including the CS25: "Those books are a good introduction to boat building in general but if there is any conflict betw...
by jacquesmm
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Unique question for Jacques and the builders
Replies: 34
Views: 937

Re: Unique question for Jacques and the builders

You used common sense and you are right, the dimensions for the tunnel parts don't make sense. All my dimensions on that page (only on that page), use a different dimension style and they are multiplied by two. I will issue a correction and send you a copy. Sorry about that but you would have seen i...