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by JiminTex
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Boat Generators
Replies: 4
Views: 2066

Re: Boat Generators

by JiminTex
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Boat Generators
Replies: 4
Views: 2066

Re: Boat Generators

Have you considered a diesel 1800rpm generator? There are quite a few out there. You should never exceed 80% of rated power, to allow surge of motors and compressors. Info on selecting a generator. https://betamarinepnw.com/selecting-the-right-size-generator https://www.northern-lights.com/ Electric...
by JiminTex
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Modification for fold down aft sides on Jolly Roger
Replies: 1
Views: 1457

Modification for fold down aft sides on Jolly Roger

One of the considerations I have been looking at is fold down sides as shown in the picture below. Can the frame including the height of the sheer be increased to allow a hydraulic side or platform be added. This is my idea since I have a few friends who are in wheel chairs or have a disability, to ...
by JiminTex
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Alternatives to Fiberglass Basalt Fiber Cloth
Replies: 2
Views: 1725

Re: Alternatives to Fiberglass Basalt Fiber Cloth

I had sent an email to a company in Houston, Texas inquiring about there Basalt Fiber Cloth. The company is http://www.sudaglass.com I am considering using a Basalt fiber cloth for building my boat. This product is stronger and more resilience to use in a Salt water environment and has unique fire r...
by JiminTex
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Alternatives to Fiberglass Basalt Fiber Cloth
Replies: 2
Views: 1725

Alternatives to Fiberglass Basalt Fiber Cloth

Has anyone considered using Basalt Fiber Cloth instead of Fiberglass? I am aware of Dynel and Carbon/ Kevlar. The reason I am asking is this material which is now cheaper to obtain for me. Has a unique properties. It is made from stone, It is non combustible and fire retardant. It also can form a EM...
by JiminTex
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Vinyl Coated Aluminum sheets for Strength.
Replies: 9
Views: 2308

Re: Vinyl Coated Aluminum sheets for Strength.

I have been studying the designs and considering what I will use. I am looking to spend a night or two fishing and cruising the Gulf out of Corpus, It would be a 2 to 4 person motley crew. ( A collection of frustrated Fishing friends who can tell a tall tale.) and Occasionally the family. SO I have ...
by JiminTex
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Vinyl Coated Aluminum sheets for Strength.
Replies: 9
Views: 2308

Re: Vinyl Coated Aluminum sheets for Strength.

My main concern is hull punctures. I am planning on using this vessel in the Gulf of Mexico. There is a lot of debris floating around from sunken boats to trash and even couches... I have seen steel hull patrol boats have there hulls punctured by floating pipes. I know this is a worse case scenario....
by JiminTex
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Vinyl Coated Aluminum sheets for Strength.
Replies: 9
Views: 2308

Vinyl Coated Aluminum sheets for Strength.

I am researching placing vinyl coated Aluminum sheets between the frame and the Plywood bulkheads and transom for strength and impact resistance. This would do two things by first reducing the thickness of the hull for cost savings and two, the rigidity and strength of the aluminum to resist hitting...
by JiminTex
Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: New Design for Consideration
Replies: 4
Views: 1388

New Design for Consideration

A new design for those who have no time to build.....

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by JiminTex
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Modification of True Grit
Replies: 5
Views: 2378

Re: Modification of True Grit

I will keep that in mind, it is tough being the shortest in my family at 6'2" my brother is 6' 5" my Uncle is 6' 10" lol :D
by JiminTex
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Modification of True Grit
Replies: 5
Views: 2378

Modification of True Grit

I am considering building the True Grit sedan model, But studying the plans the shower and head are too short, Is it reasonable to add height to the Deck house and cabin on the sedan model in order to increase the height of the shower and the Head and width.... and also for a marine A/C unit on top.
by JiminTex
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Texas
Replies: 4
Views: 969

Re: Hello from Texas

Thank you so much for the welcome, I am leaning toward the True grit design since it minimizes the transitions on roof line and also gives a good spot for a marine A/C. I will not try and cook myself with the fish.... I will create a page to track progress. I am looking to start in September after m...
by JiminTex
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Texas
Replies: 4
Views: 969

Hello from Texas

Hello to all, I am Jim Patterson, I live in Spring Branch,Texas, I am a disabled retired Police Officer from NYPD from 9/11/01. I am very interested in building a either Coastal Cruiser, True Grit or Go Big or go Home Klondike for retirement. I feel my calling to the sea was missed and now that I ha...