OB 15 low sheer

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Re: OB 15 low sheer

Post by AdamG » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:17 am

I will say the shear near or at design makes it a remarkably seaworthy small boat. I have taken mine through conditions maybe I ought not to have and it rides up and over large waves without taking water. Only a really steep breaking wave can swamp it as designed.


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Re: OB 15 low sheer

Post by Capt UB » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:33 am

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I went with the FS14 (not LS) and made some changes I saw others had done here. I'm running on the St.Johns River and NSB area. Biggest problem for me was the Damn gators on the river, I wanted some freeboard!! Also, helps keep the grandkids and dog safe.
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Re: OB 15 low sheer

Post by jacquesmm » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:34 am

AdamG wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:17 am
I will say the shear near or at design makes it a remarkably seaworthy small boat. I have taken mine through conditions maybe I ought not to have and it rides up and over large waves without taking water. Only a really steep breaking wave can swamp it as designed.
I want more posts like that!
I have been on several OB15's and they are great little boats.
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Re: OB 15 low sheer

Post by Stinkyface » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:42 pm

Hey Capt.,

I was going to go with that design but the LS but needed a little bigger boat and didn't trust myself to scale anything from plans for my first build. If it came in a 15 ft I would have been all over it! Looks like you're doing a great job so far. I look forward to helping each other out.

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