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by TomW1
Tue Jul 23, 2024 1:59 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: To coat or not to coat.
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: To coat or not to coat.

I would at least coat with epoxy to prevent checking due the humidity from the water environment where you are at. Tom
by TomW1
Wed Jul 17, 2024 2:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Deck drains, sole heights, wet feet, etc
Replies: 35
Views: 900

Re: Deck drains, sole heights, wet feet, etc

Also, there are console plans available here that you can buy to build from. They are at the bottom of the Plans and Kits listing.

Tom
by TomW1
Wed Jul 17, 2024 2:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Deck drains, sole heights, wet feet, etc
Replies: 35
Views: 900

Re: Deck drains, sole heights, wet feet, etc

Also, there are console plans available here that you can buy to build from. They are at the bottom of the Plans and Kits listing.

Tom
by TomW1
Tue Jul 16, 2024 3:59 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: NJ inshore suggestions?
Replies: 30
Views: 4959

Re: NJ inshore suggestions?

The Yamaha 70 has the same block as the 50 and 60 HP but only weighs about 6lbs more. The Mercury and Suzuki 50-70hp ranges are similar you will have to check the weights online. Tom
by TomW1
Mon Jul 15, 2024 11:43 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Deck drains, sole heights, wet feet, etc
Replies: 35
Views: 900

Re: Deck drains, sole heights, wet feet, etc

Hank, you are correct Jacques and I discussed this one summer when he vacationed in NC one summer. In the smaller boats say under 19' he only designed the waterline to be at the bottom of the sole at displacement weight. That way at rest it would be self-bailing. PPI is the number to look at if you'...
by TomW1
Mon Jul 15, 2024 10:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: RB16 new build KY 1st timer
Replies: 129
Views: 8020

Re: RB16 new build KY 1st timer

Tommy most plans I have bought show where the foam should be placed. Tom
by TomW1
Mon Jul 15, 2024 10:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 in Steinhatchee
Replies: 458
Views: 43158

Re: FS17 in Steinhatchee

Ditto with Fuzz and Cape man. Keep the scuppers plugged and pull them when on plane. Tom
by TomW1
Fri Jul 12, 2024 3:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LB26
Replies: 716
Views: 92375

Re: LB26

What a beautiful boat. Congratulations and can't wait to see her in the water. Best of luck on the inspection.

Tom
by TomW1
Thu Jul 11, 2024 2:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Shanty boat build - self design BBC materials
Replies: 159
Views: 25063

Re: Shanty boat build - self design BBC materials

I also find it easier to work on sawhorses and not cut things out vertically. You'll also have less weight, lifting them into place.

Tom
by TomW1
Thu Jul 11, 2024 6:41 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Complete Novice Building a Sailing D5 in Texas
Replies: 32
Views: 2869

Re: Complete Novice Building a Sailing D5 in Texas

Very nice you will enjoy that. Tom