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by greyrfox
Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Cold molding methodology
Replies: 2
Views: 1235

Re: Cold molding methodology

Thanks Bill; I was actually thinking of using 2 layers of 1/4" and one layer of 1/8" all ply. I was thinking of using the 1/8" as the center core. I have read where some use an 1/8" layer of lumber such as Khaya for the last layer but I was under the impression that was for the benefit of having a b...
by greyrfox
Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Cold molding methodology
Replies: 2
Views: 1235

Cold molding methodology

I have a question on cold molding methods. If I was to use 3 layers of ply for a planing power boat hull, would you want to put the first diagonal layer on going in a aft to forward direction from keel to chine? Any input is greatly appreciated. The skin would end up as 5/8" thick.
by greyrfox
Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: How much truck and motor to haul?
Replies: 15
Views: 5296

Re: How much truck and motor to haul?

Wonderful info from you guys, Thanks. Raymacke- Yeah I was hoping to avoid the "pucker factor", LOL. Mr Hot Rod- Awesome chart you sent. It helped alot to settle my fears/. Lowka 53 & Paul Kinneberg- I am in the Northwest in Washington State. My main waterway will be the Columbia River. Usually no m...
by greyrfox
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: How about one of these in your wooden boat.
Replies: 6
Views: 1547

Re: How about one of these in your wooden boat.

Help me! I can't stop drooling.....
by greyrfox
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: How much truck and motor to haul?
Replies: 15
Views: 5296

How much truck and motor to haul?

I was wondering if any out there can give me some pointers? How much truck and motor would you need to haul, launch, and retrieve 7500 lbs of boat and trailer? I have a 3/4 ton Suburban with a 454 motor and rear end that was custom built to haul a trailer with Ferrari cars to race tracks in the west...
by greyrfox
Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Glue lam frame members
Replies: 0
Views: 2137

Glue lam frame members

I am wanting to know if the frame members can be done with glue laminated member saving frame size? I am contemplating making the two front frame members where the v-berth would be in glue laminations instead of just cut from lumber. The only reason I would consider it is for being able to size down...
by greyrfox
Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Convex transom???
Replies: 6
Views: 2324

Re: Convex transom???

Yeah I see that. You're talking about the curved top of the transom right. I also see that it is cupped from side to side. I see the top edge of the transom, where the rear carling would mount, (not sure if that is the correct term) is cut on a curve on the outside and left straight on the inside of...
by greyrfox
Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Convex transom???
Replies: 6
Views: 2324

Re: Convex transom???

Bill: Yes I see that possibility. I was thinking that the transom could be laid up from thinner ply cores laid up on a form to maintain a convex from side to side. I am not sure how it would look with the transom being on a angle tucked in from top to bottom and curved side to side. I am interpretin...
by greyrfox
Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Convex transom???
Replies: 6
Views: 2324

Convex transom???

I have been flitting around here and there looking at boat designs. I am strongly considering doing a Coronado in the fully stretch length (28-3"). I saw on the Nexus site that they have a design that has a convex transom that is in wood and finished beautifully. I am however wanting to use an I/O o...
by greyrfox
Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Stretch a Coronado
Replies: 6
Views: 4863

Re: Stretch a Coronado

Too bad no one took this question and tried to answer it. I too am planning on building a Coronado and stretching it the full length allowed and would also like to know what is meant by the instructions? (given that Radioactive was accurately quoting the instructions word for word.???) Any response ...
by greyrfox
Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Speed and Performance
Topic: Displacement vs. safe payload capacity?
Replies: 4
Views: 5565

Re: Displacement vs. safe payload capacity?

Thanks Bill I was pleasantly surprised to hear that. I was thinking I may have to go "bigger".
Rick
by greyrfox
Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Glen-L Boatbuilder Interviews?
Replies: 17
Views: 19732

Re: Glen-L Boatbuilder Interviews?

Did you make any fandangled tools or devices when building your boat and what were they? If you deviated from the plan design did you calculate the weight of all the proposed changes and adjust according to the center of buoyancy? How did you deal with repainting or touch-ups to the hull with the tr...
by greyrfox
Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Hull damage from trailers
Replies: 12
Views: 10640

Re: Hull damage from trailers

Raymacke thanks for the reply and the photos. Did you build that trailer yourself? Looked like aluminum I-beam is that what I see? Looks impressive. I seen where you also used a bunk for the keel support. I am thinking of using keel rollers mainly for initial contact of the bow as it it is being lau...
by greyrfox
Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Speed and Performance
Topic: Displacement vs. safe payload capacity?
Replies: 4
Views: 5565

Re: Displacement vs. safe payload capacity?

The best answer I can give is to read David Gerr The Nature of Boats.

Thanks Solo: So is there a possible link for this article or is it a book? I will do a word search and see what I come up with. Thanks for the tip.
by greyrfox
Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Speed and Performance
Topic: Displacement vs. safe payload capacity?
Replies: 4
Views: 5565

Displacement vs. safe payload capacity?

I have got a question that I am wanting some useable information on concerning the estimated displacement of a hull design. I am leaning towards a Coronado design. I see the displacement is listed as 5900 lbs. With a hull weight of approximately 1500 deducted that leaves 4400 lbs for cabin, engine, ...