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by Roberta
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Gathering 2020
Topic: G-14 Dates and Location
Replies: 90
Views: 34556

Re: G-14 Dates and Location

I got a call from them about a week ago asking if I was still interested in a cabin. I got the impression that they were busy and wanted to know if cabins would be freed up for them to book non G14 people.

Roberta
by Roberta
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 23’ Belle Isle “hooking”
Replies: 29
Views: 315

Re: 23’ Belle Isle “hooking”

Like Rich mentioned, bow attitude is important. Too high and you porpoise. Too low and you are plowing the water. See if you can get a picture of the boat on plane at various speeds.

Roberta
by Roberta
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 23’ Belle Isle “hooking”
Replies: 29
Views: 315

Re: 23’ Belle Isle “hooking”

For sure post a picture of the rudder. That sounds like the blade is too wide. Also, what type of steering do you have? A boat that big should have hydraulic steering. Cables can be too loose and an oversized rudder could be an issue creating instability.

Roberta
by Roberta
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 23’ Belle Isle “hooking”
Replies: 29
Views: 315

Re: 23’ Belle Isle “hooking”

There are better hull designs for speed than the flat bottom barrel backs. You can get classic looks in Rivieras and Monte Carlos and have a safer, wider hull meant for higher speed. Sometimes the older designs get pushed beyond their intended purpose. Unfortunate.

Roberta
by Roberta
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 23’ Belle Isle “hooking”
Replies: 29
Views: 315

Re: 23’ Belle Isle “hooking”

Not sure what you mean by "hook". Do you mean porpoising? Trim tabs may help with high speed porpoising. I added them to my Torpedo to bring the bow down at high speeds to stabilize the ride. Above 35 to 40 mph mild chop would set off porpoising and make for an annoying ride that required speed redu...
by Roberta
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Build space
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Build space

I wouldn't stretch the hull. :lol: Try to make your building form mobile so you can move it to expose areas at different times. You will still have to re-level it after moving it your floor is not level. Build your framing and building form over the winter months so you can open up during the warmer...
by Roberta
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 141
Views: 50269

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Thanks Chris and Gayle! It's been fun and challenging building both the big and little Torpedos. The little one has been easier on my aging body but difficult to find scale parts. I'm learning something new with 3D printing. Designing parts that are detailed enough and printable is challenging. I do...
by Roberta
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 141
Views: 50269

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

The Little Torpedo is getting closer. I need to design and 3D print more parts like seats, flag holders, instruments, and exhaust ports. I made the new perch yesterday so she won't have to sit on a towel anymore.

Roberta :D :D :D :D :D
by Roberta
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from St Peters, MO
Replies: 43
Views: 21767

Re: New Member from St Peters, MO

With the side panels on, you will notice the fairing of the edge coincides with the bottom of the chine in the aft part of the boat. As the chine continues forward, it twists as it approaches the stem. Eventually the planking goes from landing on the bottom and side of the chine to just the reshaped...
by Roberta
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 305
Views: 128560

Re: Michael's ZIP

Someone will get a real head start and some fine workmanship. All the best on a new project..

Roberta :D :D :D :D
by Roberta
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from St Peters, MO
Replies: 43
Views: 21767

Re: New Member from St Peters, MO

Looking really good. Leave the front bottom panel a little oversized and trim as you walk it down past the transition from lap joint to butt joint. The transition will be about where the lap exceeds 45 deg. and the butt joint approaches 45 deg. There are many examples of this transition in forum thr...
by Roberta
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Glen-L Newsletter & Builder Galleries
Replies: 87
Views: 130635

Re: Glen-L Newsletter & Builder Galleries

God bless you, Gayle, and God bless America.

Roberta :D :D :D :D :D
by Roberta
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Barrelback Seating
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: Barrelback Seating

That is perfectly doable. Extending the carlings and maybe adding some blocking and sub- deck beams. It's not a traditional look, but can be very nice. Look at other designs and builder's pictures for ideas. I have seen this done on other boats. My Torpedo has that as an option. Go for it.

Roberta
by Roberta
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member - NS Canada
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: New member - NS Canada

Welcome aboard. The Zip is a great first project.

Roberta
by Roberta
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3245
Views: 716776

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

If you haven't already looked there, check out Great Lakes Skipper for seats. They have many choices of new over stock seats once meant for major boat manufacturers. Many sizes and shapes.

Looking Great, Carl.

Roberta

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