Modification to the OB15

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Post by Davef » Wed Nov 13, 2002 10:41 pm

Jacques,<BR>I am enclosing a sketch for you to look at regarding a change I am considering (after your input). I will be installing a center console and it was mentioned that the boat is offshore capable with the middle seat and side console option. The middle seat will not be installed with the center console. I would like the boat to be as sturdy as poosible without the middle seat. The only thing I am not sure of with the sketch is what affect it will have on the bottom and chine. Please review and let me know what you think.<BR><BR>Thanks!<BR><BR>D<BR><BR><font size=1>[ This message was edited by: Davef on 13-11-2002 22:45 ]</font><BR><BR><font size=1>[ This message was edited by: Davef on 13-11-2002 22:48 ]</font>


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Post by jacquesmm » Thu Nov 14, 2002 10:05 am

Extend the frame to the bottom panel as show but fiberglass the two sides of the frame to the side and bottom panel.<BR>This should somewhat compensate for the missing seat and frame.<BR>Beware of what offshore capability means: the OB15 is still a small boat with not much freeboard but in good weather she swill be fine.
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Post by anonymous » Thu Nov 14, 2002 8:45 pm

I built my OB15 per spec, with a center console<BR>and its rock solid. I think particular the floor <BR>makes it a very stiff boat. Filling underneath the<BR>floor with foam adds to the stiffness as well.<BR><BR>Jacques, on a good day my canoe will go offshore. <IMG SRC="images/forum/icons/icon_smile.gif"> <BR><BR>When someone says offshore. To me, it means<BR>tuna/marlin in the gulf stream. Not sure how far that is where you live, but I would think the OB15 is a bit on the small side for that.<BR><BR>Christian<BR>

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Post by Rick » Fri Nov 15, 2002 12:18 pm

<!-- BBCode Quote Start --><TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=85%><TR><TD><font size=-1>Quote:</font><HR></TD></TR><TR><TD><FONT SIZE=-1><BLOCKQUOTE><BR>On 2002-11-14 20:45, ChrisR wrote:<BR><BR>When someone says offshore. To me, it means<BR>tuna/marlin in the gulf stream. Not sure how far that is where you live...<BR></BLOCKQUOTE></FONT></TD></TR><TR><TD><HR></TD></TR></TABLE><!-- BBCode Quote End --><BR><BR>About 3,400 miles! <BR><BR>(Here offshore means everything from the Straits of Juan de Fuca to the Bering Sea, Japan, and Hawaii.)<BR><BR>Rick Tyler<BR>Redmond, Washington

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Post by Davef » Fri Nov 15, 2002 7:49 pm

Here in Florida it could mean 2 miles or 25 miles. Not that I meant I was going offshore, I just wanted it to be as sturdy as possible. Offshore is this boat means inside the reef line in the Keys to go diving. The reefs are about 5 miles offshore. Need to get the bugs. Up here in Vero that´s about 1 mile or less.
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