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04-28-2004, 01:11 AM
Brad Indicott just launched the second boat built to my design, after two years of building. (I'm still living aboard the first one.)
You can see a lot more on his web site:
[ 04-28-2004, 03:33 PM: Message edited by: Mark Van ]
04-28-2004, 01:19 AM
You and Brad have to be very pleased and proud!
Good job all around!
04-28-2004, 02:10 PM
Hi! Mark, visited the webpage. What a good feeling to see your boat replicated! Let me hear from you....
04-28-2004, 04:51 PM
Very nice, indeed.
Mark, congratulations! I followed your original construction & am glad to see & here that things are still going well. :D
[ 04-29-2004, 12:42 PM: Message edited by: nedL ]
04-29-2004, 06:57 PM
Nice job Brad, looks very comfortable..
04-30-2004, 10:12 AM
Leah Gent looks great! Mark can't promote himself, but I can ;) . I like this boat a lot; if I had a lot more time and a bit more money I'd build one. Maybe someday . . Here's where you can buy plans. (http://markvdesigns.tripod.com/boatbuilding/) Since the pictures of the new one don't seem to show up here, here's one of Mark's boat:
[ 04-30-2004, 10:15 AM: Message edited by: Keith Wilson ]
04-30-2004, 01:56 PM
I can't wait to see Brads boat up close, he seems to be a much more talented craftsman than me. I don't know if talking about it is self promotion, I'm sure that the editors of WoodenBoat would be pleased that a boat design thay reviewed (WB 167) was actually built. I am also pleased at the over 12 knot speed with the 60hp motor, it is about what I expected.
I don't know why the picture doesn't turn up, it worked when I initially posted, but it doesn't seem to work any more.
04-30-2004, 02:05 PM
Mark, We are just about to relaunch Leah Ghent in a few minutes. The engine has been lowered about three inches for more bite and the bow thruster is installed. She did do 12.1 kts with the engine slighty over reved. A small cup was put in the 14X9 prop this morning in Beaufort and it will all be trialed this afternoon. The boat does look great.
Where are you keeping these days?
[ 04-30-2004, 02:07 PM: Message edited by: Tom Lathrop ]
04-30-2004, 07:30 PM
Congratulations on the launch( both parties).
Everything looks just right about those boats.
I followed your building Mark, and it's great to see you pop in here when you can.
05-01-2004, 02:50 AM
I'm staying in Ft Myers Beach for the summer, I hope I don't attract any hurricanes.
05-01-2004, 07:11 AM
I also hope no hurricanes hit you but since we have had several generations worth of the nasty buggers in the last 10 years, we think it is someone else's turn.
05-01-2004, 02:47 PM
Two years ago I spent the summer in Mobile, AL. and got hit by every storm that went into the Gulf, Last year I went to the Chesapeke, and got hit by the biggest storm that hit the coast, My friends want me to leave town this summer also.
05-01-2004, 02:51 PM
Let me know how the bow thruster works, since it has to be so close to the waterline, it may suck in too much air. I hope it works, If it does, I may install one also.
05-01-2004, 04:53 PM
Yeah Mark, that was the concern and it is a problem. If run more than in short pulses, it does ventilate too much. For reasons of access, Brad placed the drive propeller off center to starboard. With a bigger slug of water to port to start with, it is more effective in driving the bow to starboard before ventilating the prop. While not as effective as wished, it does help with control when docking in a crosswind or maneuvering in same. We are going to experiment with an "eyebrow" over the top of the entrance ports to try to delay ventilation. Maybe incoorporate that with a splashrail.
Perhaps it would be better to flatten out the ends at the hull sides while maintaining enough area and keep it lower beneath the surface.
Brad should be on with details but Debbie came to visit for the weekend and maybe he's busy. ;)
John E Hardiman
07-01-2004, 01:01 AM
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