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  1. Re: Outboard well design in flat bottom displacement speed boat

    I’ve got a half dozen or more sets of st pierre plans but was looking hard at the ones by Tom MacNaughton. It would be months faster for me to build than some of the others I have. I have short...
  2. Re: Outboard well design in flat bottom displacement speed boat

    OK duly noted I’ll walk away from the idea. Too bad I was really liking the idea of a shoal draft, quick to build displacement pocket cruiser that could take some rough water (regardless of the quick...
  3. Re: Outboard well design in flat bottom displacement speed boat

    Ian- that is interesting. I can almost picture it, it would still take 20 or so inches of room aft of the forward face of the well. I’ll have to draw that out. To see if there is room.

    Terry-...
  4. Re: Outboard well design in flat bottom displacement speed boat

    Yes, poor choice of words, how about: “hull speed limited heavy displacement flat bottom boat”?

    I grew up around boats with wells that opened through the transom and some that tilted up inside the...
  5. Outboard well design in flat bottom displacement speed boat

    Looking at drawings and photos of outboard wells for banks style dories, I see a wide range of outboards being set to different depths, often below the cavitation plates. Is the idea to get the prop...
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    Re: CVG western red cedar strip plank lumber

    The cedar is for a 6500lbs catboat which calls for 1 inch strips. The stock is 1.5 inches x 5.5 inches more than likely with eased edges. I’m thinking knocking the edges off one side. Ripping the...
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    Re: CVG western red cedar strip plank lumber

    So nobody has seen any CVG western red cedar for sale recently? :D

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    Re: CVG western red cedar strip plank lumber

    Yeow is right. Small part of the sum but still.

    im going to be milling into one inch strips the boat plans call for regular strip planking, I plan to use epoxy between strips and most likely...
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    CVG western red cedar strip plank lumber

    Ouch! Just got a quote for a pile of CVG WRC, the stock is in 2x6 sold by the linear foot mostly 16 footers but a few 8s and 20s mixed in to round out the order.

    I live in Alaska no where near a...
  10. Re: Strip built cruising cat with xynole sheathing

    Tony-

    Does your boat have “floors” of some kind? What was the laminate schedule used outside and in the bilge?

    The cat is seriously stout but if I’m going to sheath it, I’m of the opinion it...
  11. Re: Strip built cruising cat with xynole sheathing

    Thanks Tony, Slacko, Sandusky and Gypsy.

    I was studying Gerr last night looking at sheathing options that shows thinner plank stock but outside of heavy glass no options unless you go L. Loyd...
  12. Re: Strip built cruising cat with xynole sheathing

    Sure is, the formulas in Elements of Boat Strength point to around 3/4 inch plank stock. I thought of thinning the strips, doing it cold molded or even full blown sheathed strip..........but the...
  13. Strip built cruising cat with xynole sheathing

    Thinking hard about building a 22 foot cruising cat (catboat not multihull). The boat was designed to displace just under 7,000 lbs with 1 strip planking, bulkheads and internal furniture provide...
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    Re: Leeboard Catboat by PCB

    Excellent, glad I’m not crazy and someone else has seen it.
    I swear the boat was a dark hull, quartering away on a port tack, if I recall there was a caption about California. The design was...
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    Re: Leeboard Catboat by PCB

    I wrote Mr. Roberts a while back to ask about his future cruiser series and he said these were more preliminary designs, rather than completed. Very cool ideas.

    Read an article about big...
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    Re: Leeboard Catboat by PCB

    Lots of love for Romp on here, but we are talking about redesigning a 34 ish ft LOA boat (boomkin to stem) down to 28 feet. Even if you shipped the boomkin and kicked the rudder to 45 degrees you are...
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    Re: Leeboard Catboat by PCB

    Thought about it, but I’d like to do a round bilge stripper and I wonder about the seaworthiness of JC. I read an unsubstantiated account of a JC that got knocked down in AUS and stayed down. Could...
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    Re: Leeboard Catboat by PCB

    Romp is pretty sweet, has a lot a features I like and ultimately more seaworthy. I think the centerboard would be livable at 30 foot but no escaping my 28 foot LOA limit.....outside of moving (not...
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    Leeboard Catboat by PCB

    I sent a letter off to Suzanne at PCB and Friends, waiting to hear back about plan availability.


    Would like to hear what folks here think about Bolger’s leeboard catboat (chapter 67? of Boats...
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