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by jivins
Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: How capable/seaworthy?
Replies: 10
Views: 2799

Re: How capable/seaworthy?

So to add to the mayhem of my questions-- How seaworthy is a plaining hull to a displacement hull? I'm not talking 6' breakers but maybe 5' rolling waves.
by jivins
Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: How capable/seaworthy?
Replies: 10
Views: 2799

Re: How capable/seaworthy?

Thank you all very much for the input. I do understand that 1.15 mph = 1 kt and I misunderstood the judge hooker design as I was breezing through it. I think that as long as I can do a constant 8 kts through F.A.C. and rough weather I will be ok. I have never been on a displacement hull only boat. O...
by jivins
Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: How capable/seaworthy?
Replies: 10
Views: 2799

Re: How capable/seaworthy?

http://www.boat-links.com/Atkinco/Misc/JudgeHooker.html found these plans what do you guys think?
by jivins
Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: How capable/seaworthy?
Replies: 10
Views: 2799

Re: How capable/seaworthy?

Thank you for your input. I am trying to build a steel tug under 25' capable of a max speed 12kts and a cruising of 8-10kts any suggestions?
by jivins
Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: How capable/seaworthy?
Replies: 10
Views: 2799

How capable/seaworthy?

I was looking at the steel Titan for my platform. Keeping it same length but extending the pilothouse aft to create more living space, also can the motor be increased I would like to be able to reach 12kts. What kind of seas is this capable of? I am living near the great south bay off long island. N...
by jivins
Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: Hello

Thank you guys for the warm welcome I look forward to helping in any way and if anybody is in the long island area i am willing to lend my shop/tools/help towards a project.
by jivins
Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Hello

So my introduction. I live in Long Island New York and am starting the research on building a small tug out of steel. Thats about it for now. I look forward to joining in on as many discussions as I can help with. You guys have a great site going here.
by jivins
Sat Nov 28, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hull Modifications
Replies: 5
Views: 1315

Re: Hull Modifications

My opinion would be that you have to much weight in the rear. Does the boat seem to be at an awkward angle during high speeds? If so then you have to much displacement in the stern either move the engine foreward or decrease the engines weight. Only my two cents I'm no expert.
by jivins
Sat Nov 28, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: motor location.....
Replies: 56
Views: 3855

Re: motor location.....

The only input I can give you is that moving the engine aft will increase speed but probably not very much. I would be inclined to keep it centerline to maintain center of gravity and equalibrium. Moving the engine any direction will effect the boats stability. I am not a marine engineer but I hope ...

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