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by JoeM
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: TrueGrit/CC Walkaround
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: TrueGrit/CC Walkaround

I may have jumped the gun, but I just purchased the True Grit plans. Also a few more books, though the books were going to be purchased anyways(Inboard Motors and the Electric and electronic bible). I'm 95% sure I can make it work with my proposed changes but I feel like I need the actual figures to...
by JoeM
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Dream Builder
Replies: 16
Views: 424

Re: Dream Builder

I'm going to close this thread out and will have all future questions and stuff in the appropriate sub-forum. However, I want to give a quick update regarding the CB calculations and weight balancing that this thread became. I received a few more dimensions(Thanks Curt!) and was able to make a littl...
by JoeM
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: TrueGrit/CC Walkaround
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: TrueGrit/CC Walkaround

I appreciate the feedback Curt. I hear you about the framing attachment point from cabin/gunwale needing to be at the same location as stock plans for best structural stability. I changed my layout using the figures you gave me. I'm estimating that the gunwale is at least 6" wide and using the ...
by JoeM
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: TrueGrit/CC Walkaround
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: TrueGrit/CC Walkaround

I would love a wider beam but 8'6" is widest I can go. I need to be able to trailer and without special permits. I am still working on my weight imbalance issue. Pretty confident I can overcome that. I'm playing with sizes and locations of all tanks and thought about adding ballast as well. I d...
by JoeM
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: TrueGrit/CC Walkaround
Replies: 5
Views: 197

TrueGrit/CC Walkaround

I have a few design changes i'm thinking of making. First and potentially the biggest change is making it into a walk around deck by reducing the size of the cabin width. I realize this will make the interior a little more cramped but this is more a 1 or 2 day fishing trip type boat rather than a lo...
by JoeM
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Dream Builder
Replies: 16
Views: 424

Re: Dream Builder

What does this number mean exactly? As in, the stern will sit 4 inches lower? 1) Add the weights of all objects. Add the weight moments. 2) Divide the total moment by the total weight. This is the distance from the datum to the center of gravity. Here are some links to augment Bill's post : → For a...
by JoeM
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Dream Builder
Replies: 16
Views: 424

Re: Dream Builder

I'll go ahead and try to work through this. Maybe this will help others as well work through their own design. Might be hard to visualize where it fits but this a rough estimated weight breakdown by frame. Very rough estimates. Transom Rudder & assembly - 20 lb x 12 back = -240 Light storage - 1...
by JoeM
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Dream Builder
Replies: 16
Views: 424

Re: Dream Builder

That CB you were talking about 9" behind frame 4, that's for the standard 25' inboard plans? So once I stretch the 10% to 27'6" I will have to redo the CB calculations? It adjusts each frame by about 4-5" and I am not planning on changing the engine location or putting one heavier tha...
by JoeM
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Dream Builder
Replies: 16
Views: 424

Re: Dream Builder

On my True Grit, I have a 180 gallon fuel tank located between frames 3 and 4 with a 130 gallon water tank located between frames 4 and 5. As per the plans, the CB is approx. 9" aft of frame 4. The plans show the location of an inboard between frames 2 and 3 with the weight limited to 850 lbs....
by JoeM
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Dream Builder
Replies: 16
Views: 424

Re: Dream Builder

Thanks for reminding me about the weight and CB! I welcome any and all advice! The Coastal Cruiser and the True Grit are based on the same hull. The differences between the two designs appears to be the way the cabin is laid out and the smaller water tank and bigger fuel tank. In the CC there is a s...
by JoeM
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Dream Builder
Replies: 16
Views: 424

Re: Dream Builder

Yes sir! I am reading through Boat Building with Plywood. I'm probably going to get the book about inboards soon as well. I'm reading through Boat Building while also looking at the Coastal Cruiser study plans. I may need to get the True grit study plans as my build will sort of be a cross and I was...
by JoeM
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Dream Builder
Replies: 16
Views: 424

Re: Dream Builder

Thanks Barry. I will definitely document the build once it happens. Might be a while. I have a couple books and the Coastal Cruiser study plans coming soon courtesy of Glen-L. I figure before I get too far ahead of myself I should read the books and study the plans before I start making changes. Who...
by JoeM
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Dream Builder
Replies: 16
Views: 424

Dream Builder

Hi everyone. Been lurking for a while, soaking up as much information as possible. I live in Santa Clarita, CA, north of Los Angeles. I'm a disabled Navy Corpsman so building a boat and buying materials as I go is a lot more feasible than buying new as I'm on a fixed income but have plenty of time a...

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