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by jacquesmm
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Great Loop Trawler/Cruiser - Concept
Replies: 89
Views: 11894

Re: Great Loop Trawler/Cruiser - Concept

A DE29 would not have a box keel, it would be a very traditional hull. To design a good displacement speed boat (6 knots) is easy, a good planing boat (15+ kn) is not difficult either but the speeds in between are the problem. There is an interesting article about that in this months ProBoat magazin...
by jacquesmm
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Great Loop Trawler/Cruiser - Concept
Replies: 89
Views: 11894

Re: Great Loop Trawler/Cruiser - Concept

Jeff , I bought the H80 years ago , it is in storage so i am not sure of what it is in . I planed on building a Horstman tristar 31 , but life changes . I have H80 , 5 sheets 5/8 Renie ? cell , Renicell is transom foam. Jacques , what boat would you want to design for a retirement boat for yourself...
by jacquesmm
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: DE 29 July 2020 Pat4 The Netherlands
Replies: 42
Views: 9548

Re: DE 29 July 2020 Pat4 The Netherlands

Yes, great day boat. Pat is in the Dutch cold and rain but that boat would be perfect for here in Florida.
by jacquesmm
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Great Loop Trawler/Cruiser - Concept
Replies: 89
Views: 11894

Re: Great Loop Trawler/Cruiser - Concept

Yes, that's the one. The hull was extended and the sheer raised. I will redesign from scratch but aim for about the same dimensions. I still like the Seabright hull very much but I am certain that more builders will buy plans for a more traditional hull shape like the DE series. The DE hulls are alm...
by jacquesmm
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Hickman Sled 18 Bonus plans
Replies: 31
Views: 1836

Re: Hickman Sled 18 Bonus plans

Strips will not cost less than plywood. When I design the boats, I analyze the curvature and check it against the ply thickness bending radius. I count on that stiffness to create a fair hull. It is the panels that define the hull shape, the molds play a secondary role, mostly of support. In strip b...
by jacquesmm
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: DE 29 July 2020 Pat4 The Netherlands
Replies: 42
Views: 9548

Re: DE 29 July 2020 Pat4 The Netherlands

Pat, that modified DE25 (=DE29 now) looks so good that I am thinking of producing plans for a DE29 with a well and swim platform as you did. I am impressed by the the outboard in an enclosure. I see lots of vents in the side and transom. Do you feel that the engine gets enough air? Did you compare m...
by jacquesmm
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Great Loop Trawler/Cruiser - Concept
Replies: 89
Views: 11894

Re: Great Loop Trawler/Cruiser - Concept

How about a DE29 as a foundation for a small, trailerable Great Loop cruiser?
Look at it here:
viewtopic.php?f=25&t=65122

For the Great Loop, there would be a larger pilothouse but the hull is perfect. I would style it more like a trawler.
by jacquesmm
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Hickman Sled 18 Bonus plans
Replies: 31
Views: 1836

Re: Hickman Sled 18 Bonus plans

Yes, you can use sheated strip: cut the plywood in strips or use plain strips, plank and fiberglass. Use more glass in the skins because you loose the strength of the plywood. Now, with strips, you can't get the shape from the expanded plates, therefore, you need more molds but it can be done. Or gl...
by jacquesmm
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Great Loop Trawler/Cruiser - Concept
Replies: 89
Views: 11894

Re: Great Loop Trawler/Cruiser - Concept

Rick, do you really have the materials waiting or is this just a list of what you plan to use?
by jacquesmm
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Hickman Sled 18 Bonus plans
Replies: 31
Views: 1836

Re: Hickman Sled 18 Bonus plans

The HS18 drawings are called preliminary for a reason: they do not include the same details than the TX18 but, as I write in the notes, the specs are exactly the same than for the TX18. Same plywood thickness, same type and amount of fiberglass, same stringers, same transom specs. As they exist, the...