My FL 14

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Re: My FL 14

Post by WHP » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:49 pm

I,m looking at FS 17 . What effect would it have to raise the shear line by 150cm or 300cm being heavier , deeper .How would it change the performance?
Could i set a lite half cabin on it . Just a little weather protection ( rain ,sun...) :doh:



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Re: My FL 14

Post by jacquesmm » Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:18 pm

The plans for the FS17 come with 3 types of sheer: the standard one, the low sheer version and the last one is the raised sheer as seen here:
http://bateau.com/studyplans/FS17_study.php?prod=FS17

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You can raise it as much as you want. :)

The more you raise it, the less stable it will be. It will have more windage and excessive sheer height may turn her in an unsafe boat.
If you want a cabin, we have several designs with cabin in that size:
http://bateau.com/studyplans/C17_study.php?prod=C17

That one has a higher sheer and a cabin, exactly what you ask for.
Jacques Mertens - Designer
http://bateau.com

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Re: My FL 14

Post by WHP » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:33 pm

It's done "Sturm" is wet , is lying very nice in the water. At the boat ramp everybody was looking , had even some people coming over and ask questions about the boat . We had incoming tide and according to the phone app our speed was 5.6 knots or 10.4 kmh. We crossed the wake of other boats bigger and faster ones and we just went true it not much to feel no water spray in the boat. Told the wife tomorrow she had to film the boat. Today we found some sandbanks and chopped a fair amount of seagrass😲 But got true it . We had fun
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Re: My FL 14

Post by Fuzz » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:05 am

Congratulations on the launch :!:
Boat looks real nice. Nice looking day to take a ride.

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Re: My FL 14

Post by cape man » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:54 am

5.6 kts will get you there for sure. She looks fantastic in the water. Good job!
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Re: My FL 14

Post by Eric1 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:28 am

Congratulations! The Boat looks great!

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Re: My FL 14

Post by Jeff » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:27 am

Your boat really looks nice!! Congratulations on the launch!!! Jeff

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Re: My FL 14

Post by WHP » Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:36 am

Hi everybody, done with the FL14 .Very happy with "Sturm" had already some good trips with . Today water was a bit choppy no problem.
The boat is great I enjoy it , but I love the journey to get to that stage as much. From the first planing to setting her in the water. It's exiting .
Got a question , how high is the C17. We renting and the garage is just so high. The over all lenght off the C17 is 5.24meter so that's the size off the jig I would have to build. Would it be ok to build wheels on the jig so I can move it.
Ones I know the size then I know if I can build her. :help:

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