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by fpjeepy05
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency
Replies: 65
Views: 39224

Re: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency

fallguy1000 wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:49 am
That boat isn't a commuter.
Agreed. But it does get 13mpg
by fpjeepy05
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency
Replies: 65
Views: 39224

Re: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency

a friend just sent me this listing... https://miami.craigslist.org/pbc/boa/d/ ... 41647.html
Different, but similar.
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by fpjeepy05
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency
Replies: 65
Views: 39224

Re: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency

a friend just sent me this listing... https://miami.craigslist.org/pbc/boa/d/ ... 41647.html
Different, but similar.
Image
by fpjeepy05
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency
Replies: 65
Views: 39224

Re: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency

If I can't find a set of plans that I can modify, I will likely design it myself and then pay a designer to review for errors.
by fpjeepy05
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency
Replies: 65
Views: 39224

Re: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency

Agreed. I would plan for a beam of around 60". More or less depending on the flare in the hull.
by fpjeepy05
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency
Replies: 65
Views: 39224

Re: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency

That is a cool boat. I personally am still stuck on not excessing 45hp
by fpjeepy05
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency
Replies: 65
Views: 39224

Re: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency

I totally agree, and it makes me very sad. Minimalism is nearly non-existent in America. Just because you can drive a 3500 pickup doesn't mean you should. Boat ownership in America is sad in itself. Average recreational use in America is 80hrs/yr. The amount of resources that goes into something tha...
by fpjeepy05
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency
Replies: 65
Views: 39224

Re: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency

Those boats are very narrow and that is what makes them so efficient. I can guess what will happen if I design one, remarks like: "I like the boat but can we make her wider?" If they want a wider version there are thousands to choose from... I think it would be ideal if you could design the boat so...
by fpjeepy05
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency
Replies: 65
Views: 39224

Re: Powerboat Fuel Efficiency

Sorry to bring up an older post, but I find this topic interesting. I'm looking to build something in between Atkin's "Sergeant Faunce" and Robbe & Berking's "9m Commuter." Pictures below. Sergeant Faunce is 24' x 4'8" and does 13.5 knots with 8hp. Commuter is 30' x 6'6" and does 30 knots with 147hp...