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HM-18 CC?

Post by anonymous » Wed Sep 04, 2002 3:14 pm

(Reposted from Bateau message board)<BR>OK, before I get shot out of the water, I really am going to buy a set of plans for the OD18 or HM18. After seeing the recent posting of pictures and launches by Richard and folks (and outstanding by all!), I am willing to sacrifice the beauty of the lines of the OD18 to get more interior freeboard. It looks as if the inside freeboard (if that´s the proper term) on the od18 is about knee height. I would like to have more because of kids/family/deck for downriggers. Any comments about building the HM18 hull and making it a center console instead of with the cabin (with 10-12" decks all around)? I am happy to pay the price of the great plans either way so that is not a consideration...<BR>have built 3 other boats with minor/major mods to them. Raising the sheer on the OD18 would not be intimidating either? <IMG SRC="images/forum/icons/icon_smile.gif"> <BR>DaveF



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HM-18 CC?

Post by jacquesmm » Wed Sep 04, 2002 4:01 pm

The freeboard in the OD18 is 23" at the lowest point. That means a cockpit depth of 17".<BR>The freeboard raises to 34" at the bow!<BR>You could build a combination of HM18 and OD18. The hulls are identical up to the styleline but the sheer is higher on the HM18.<BR>You could even choose a height in between. <BR>Besides the freeboard, there is another difference: the sole level.<BR>We may one day design a high freeboard option for the OD18. It will not be a top priority in our design list: we may never do it, I have to think about it.<BR><BR>Solutions:<BR>1. buy the OD18 plans and raise the freeboard yourself. This requires two changes: raise all frames and raise the sheer side of the side top side panel.<BR>2. buy the two plans and combine the different elements.<BR><BR>Option 2 is better and I can propose a deal: for the price of the HM18 plans, we can send the complete OD18 plan set PLUS all the sheets for the HM18 referring to the side panels, stations, molds and frames. That way you would have all the information: no need to recalculate.<BR>If you want that, order the HM18 plans and in the comments file of the order page, mention this message. <IMG SRC="images/forum/icons/icon_wink.gif">
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HM-18 CC?

Post by anonymous » Wed Sep 04, 2002 4:17 pm

Thanks Jacques! I was wondering about the depth of the sole because of the much greater capacity (3300# DWI?) of the HM-18. Thanks for the very generous offer! Let me ponder the information and I will be back in touch. BTW, thanks for the new message boards (and quick response) too! <IMG SRC="images/forum/icons/icon_smile.gif">

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