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Post by BillyV12 » Thu Aug 29, 2002 1:44 pm

Jacques,<BR><BR>Any preliminary info you can tell us on the OB19 that is mentioned on the bateau.com site?<BR><BR>Don´t worry, I won´t ask about deadrise or dates, just length and beam, and layouts.<BR><BR>Thanks,<BR>Billy



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Post by Skydad » Thu Aug 29, 2002 5:05 pm

Me too, Jacques, I want to see what this new boat will be before I commit. <IMG SRC="images/forum/icons/icon_biggrin.gif">
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Post by BillyV12 » Thu Aug 29, 2002 5:18 pm

Thanks Richard. I´m glad someone else is interested, too. I´ve got it narrowed to the GV17, OB17, or OB19. Almost finished with the V12 and want to study the new plans awhile. Really leaning to the OB´s and would rather do the OB19 as designed than scale the OB17 to 18.5´.

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Post by Skydad » Thu Aug 29, 2002 5:37 pm

You´re welcome, Billy. I had thought of trying to scale the OB17 up about a foot, but decided it wasn´t really worth the effort and would increase the material requirement and I´d probably screw it up anyway. I learned a long time ago that you´re better off doing boats & airplanes like the designer designed them. Jacques had told me that the OB17 was a little better sea boat than the GV17 if that helps.
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Post by jacquesmm » Thu Aug 29, 2002 7:40 pm

It will just be a big OB17 . . . <BR>I need one more week to post a preview, we are still changing features and specifications.
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Post by BillyV12 » Thu Aug 29, 2002 9:44 pm

Jacques,<BR><BR>Thanks, I really am interested in one of the three. I´ve got the GV17 plans already, and am ready to buy either the OB17 or OB19 plans to really compare them. I think I´ve got the room for the 19, and with the lakes around Houston being so full of bulkheads for subdivisions, the chop never goes away. The extra length should help some, don´t you think?<BR><BR>Thanks,<BR>Billy

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Post by jacquesmm » Fri Aug 30, 2002 9:17 am

The length will help but the OB19 will use a lot more plywood. The OB17 is very economical from that point of view: we were able to fit the width of the 2 side panels on one plywood sheet. That is not possible with the 19.<BR>Besides that, it will still be less expensive than the C19.
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Post by BillyV12 » Fri Aug 30, 2002 11:47 am

A few more sheets of ply for a few more feet is not a bad trade-off.<BR><BR>Your comparison of framed vs. stitch and glue is what I compare to. Something that´s missing from the framed boat price, though, is all of the other hardwood for motor supports, battens, chines, sheer clamps, carlings, keel boards, and deck beams. Remember, the frame kit is just for the frames. Add that in to the mix, and the framed boat climbs even higher in price!<BR><BR><font size=1>[ This message was edited by: BillyV12 on 30-08-2002 14:08 ]</font>

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