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by fschonowski
Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:05 am
Forum: Speed and Performance
Topic: A runabout that can't plane???
Replies: 14
Views: 10598

Re: A runabout that can't plane???

Planing boats are inherently inefficient when on plane or off. I would surmise that 4 to 5 knots would be the max for displacement efficiency of a small hard chine boat. Electric boats that are popular are generally round bilge dispacement hulls, and even they cruise at 6-7 knots. Sure there are ele...
by fschonowski
Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Deck Hardware mounting screws
Replies: 17
Views: 2257

Re: Deck Hardware mounting screws

Thru bolting most everything is the way I always go. This way you can be assured that most everything that is bolted will never loosen or rattle. I like lock nuts on most applications also. A bow light I might just screw in, but your cleats should be able to hold the weight of your boat. Large plywo...
by fschonowski
Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:02 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: The Way to Measure Epoxy Mix
Replies: 18
Views: 13434

Re: The Way to Measure Epoxy Mix

The tube feeding syringes have like a 1/4"hole in the tip. The epoxy can be sucked right up from the container with them. Even at 20 degrees outside, I am still able to use them. In fact I did use them for an enire winter in Maryand to build a 23' stitch n glue boat in a party tent. Sure resin has a...
by fschonowski
Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:36 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: The Way to Measure Epoxy Mix
Replies: 18
Views: 13434

Re: The Way to Measure Epoxy Mix

I am a nurse, so I have access to syringes. The 60cc ones that are used for tube feedings in hospitals and nursing homes are excellent. I have built 3 boats using them. Mixing up a batch as small as 6cc[1/5 ounce] is even possible. Find yourself a nurse or nurses aide that you may know and ask them ...
by fschonowski
Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:00 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: POTLUCK
Replies: 2
Views: 1907

Re: POTLUCK

Thanks for the info. I will try to contact them. sounds more promising than the $6/bf that I was hoping not to pay at Exotichardwoods inc. BTW. I was quoted 15.63/square ft for that "speedstrip" tongue n groove planking from Florida. Looks like nice stuff, but I aint in the mood to spend $8000 to pl...
by fschonowski
Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: POTLUCK
Replies: 2
Views: 1907

POTLUCK

Recently purchased plans for Potluck. I am planning to build using the strip method with fiberglass inside and out, using 1.25 x 1.5 strips. I live in Maryland and thus, I am considering using eastern white cedar[juniper] or northern white cedar as my first choice because of its low weight[21lb/ft] ...
by fschonowski
Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biscayne 18 for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1611

Biscayne 18 for sale

Check it out on EBAY. Auction ends Thursday night. I am taking phone offers.
by fschonowski
Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Biscayne 18 for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1526

Biscayne 18 for sale

Check it out on EBAY. Auction ends Thursday night. I am taking phone offers.
by fschonowski
Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:07 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: biscayne 18
Replies: 1
Views: 1522

biscayne 18

I am experiencing some vibration from the shaft/propeller. I am quite sure that it is within normal limits. I am using a new Acme prop, the shaft has been checked for trueness, and the shaft/trans connection is perfect. I am using the $12 strut bearing and am wondering if the more expensive rubber b...
by fschonowski
Mon Feb 04, 2008 1:06 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: biscayne 18: how fast?
Replies: 4
Views: 2451

biscayne 18: how fast?

I have built a Biscayne 18 with hull thickness 133% spec, thicker than spec frames and stringers. Over-all very stout construction. I am using a Marine Power 4.3 mpi with 230 hp and a 1:1 ZF transmission. ACME 13 x 13 x 1 Lh prop. With myself and 10 gallons of gas I am turning 4300 rpm,doing 49-50 m...
by fschonowski
Mon Feb 04, 2008 12:08 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback19
Replies: 19
Views: 7147

barrelback

I have just finished building the Biscayne 18 which I started in April,2007. I work full time night-shift, I estimate 800hrs labor in this boat. I have built two stitch and glue boats from bateau.com[Novi 23, and a 17'cc] and also several other kayaks and rowboats. So,as you see, I am used to the wo...
by fschonowski
Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: biscayne 18
Replies: 1
Views: 1765

biscayne 18

I have built the biscayne 18 with a 230hp 4.3 v6 with 1:1 tranny.
I am considering using an Acme 12.5 x 15.25 or 12.5 x 12.5.
I am also considering a dynajet 12" x 12-16 pitch.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
General cruising use with emphasis on strong acceleration.
rpm max: 4000-4400
by fschonowski
Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: PROPELLER SHAFT FLANGE
Replies: 5
Views: 2179

PROPELLER SHAFT FLANGE

I purchased a Walter clamp fit shaft flange. Is it necessary to use the keyway? I have to shorten my prop shaft, therefore, I will be cutting off the shaft keyway.
by fschonowski
Mon May 28, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: BISCAYNE 18
Replies: 0
Views: 1679

BISCAYNE 18

I AM READY TO PLANK THE BOTTOM AND SIDES. I NEED AN ESTIMATE FOR HOW MANY SHEETS OF PLYWOOD I WILL NEED. PLANS CALL FOR 3LAYERS BOTTOM, 2 LAYERS SIDES-1/8TH INCH. I ASSUME THAT A 3.0LITER CHEVY WILL FIT. I HAVE FOUND THAT I CAN PURCHASE A 4.3 V6 FOR THE SAME OR LESS. THE LENGTH AND HEIGHT OF THE MOT...