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by ClayKorn
Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I/O weight for Double Eagle angle True Grit
Replies: 9
Views: 2883

Re: I/O weight for Double Eagle angle True Grit

Thank you for your great responses. I find myself stuck. Every time I'm ready to purchase a set of plans, some detail pops up that changes how I look at the different designs. I think it really comes down to wanting too much out of a boat. I want a boat that can comfortably cruise rivers, ICW and ev...
by ClayKorn
Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I/O weight for Double Eagle angle True Grit
Replies: 9
Views: 2883

I/O weight for Double Eagle angle True Grit

Hi all, So in researching boat plans, I noticed that both True Grit and Double Eagle have weight limits of 600 lbs for sterndrive configurations. However the Olimpian 23 has a limit of 1200 lbs. When looking up the specs for the engine and sterndrive, even the Mercruiser 3.0L comes in at almost 800 ...
by ClayKorn
Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Boat Trim Question for Eagle 22 with Outboard Engine Option
Replies: 7
Views: 1910

Re: Boat Trim Question for Eagle 22 with Outboard Engine Opt

Thank you for all your answers. Your responses cleared up a lot for me. Raymacke, Thanks for your explanations of your calculations to find the balance of your True Grit. Do you know how many inches the trim changes while burning through a tank? For example, when you have full tanks, are you stern h...
by ClayKorn
Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Boat Trim Question for Eagle 22 with Outboard Engine Option
Replies: 7
Views: 1910

Re: Boat Trim Question for Eagle 22 with Outboard Engine Opt

Thanks for the replies. The answers were not what I expected. My understanding is that the CB is like the fulcrum of a seesaw. If you add weight at the fulcrum, it doesn't upset the balance. But if you add weight some distance from the fulcrum on one side, you must put an equivalent moment (weight t...
by ClayKorn
Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Boat Trim Question for Eagle 22 with Outboard Engine Option
Replies: 7
Views: 1910

Boat Trim Question for Eagle 22 with Outboard Engine Option

Hi, I'm looking at the Eagle 22 plans. It looks as if the standard configuration is an inboard engine of up to 875 lbs. over the center of buoyancy (CB). If the outboard option is selected, up to 450 lbs. ~8 ft. aft of the CB, how is the boat brought back into the correct trim? - I assume the tanks ...
by ClayKorn
Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: Gathering 2012
Topic: Check In Check Out
Replies: 74
Views: 20607

Re: Check In Check Out

Hi, I've been reading this forum on and off for a while now as I'm trying to decide what I would like to build. I ran across the gathering thread and am wondering if it is available for anyone to attend? If so, my wife and I would be unable to attend the entire weekend. But would love to come and se...
by ClayKorn
Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Power Requirements for Coastal Cruiser 25 and Hercules 24
Replies: 89
Views: 17937

Re: Power Requirements for Coastal Cruiser 25 and Hercules 24

My intent was not to discount the vast amount of knowlege and experience on this forum. I truely respect and value the information. Forgive me if I'm not "quick enough" to process it all in a manner that helps me decide what the best "compromise" is for me. I think that for me, at this point in my d...
by ClayKorn
Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Power Requirements for Coastal Cruiser 25 and Hercules 24
Replies: 89
Views: 17937

Re: Power Requirements for Coastal Cruiser 25 and Hercules 24

But I never suggests that anyone under power any boat if a designer specs a certain power plant out without discussing the changes with a pedigreed N.A. or even an experienced boatyard either. I never tell someone to forgo some of the basic quality materials thats rarely visually seen either even t...
by ClayKorn
Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Power Requirements for Coastal Cruiser 25 and Hercules 24
Replies: 89
Views: 17937

Re: Power Requirements for Coastal Cruiser 25 and Hercules 24

Okay, I give up. I must be unable to ask questions correctly or decipher the information given in such a way that helps me. Thank you all for your replies but, I feel more confused now than when I started.
by ClayKorn
Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Power Requirements for Coastal Cruiser 25 and Hercules 24
Replies: 89
Views: 17937

Re: Power Requirements for Coastal Cruiser 25 and Hercules 24

Yes, I agree that the RW 26 would also have compromises. From the study plans, there seems to be sufficient space inder the raised cockpit sole for tanks. The reduced headroom in the berth area is a sticking point for me too. As for the Trailer Trawler 28, plans are not currently available due to it...
by ClayKorn
Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Power Requirements for Coastal Cruiser 25 and Hercules 24
Replies: 89
Views: 17937

Re: Power Requirements for Coastal Cruiser 25 and Hercules 24

Raymacke, I've been reading over your site with great interest. Like you did, I'm weighing the compromises of the different boats I'm looking at building. The Coastal Cruiser seems to pack the most accomidations in a small boat than any other design I've looked at. But, that seems to come at the cos...
by ClayKorn
Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Power Requirements for Coastal Cruiser 25 and Hercules 24
Replies: 89
Views: 17937

Re: Power Requirements for Coastal Cruiser 25 and Hercules 24

Okay, just to kind of summerize what I've gathered from this thread. 1. The Coastal Cruiser 25 and Hercules are of the same hull form and the Coastal Cruiser can be powered by an engine of lower hp range for added economy at the cost of speed. 2. The True Grit and Coastal Cruiser are the same hulls ...
by ClayKorn
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Power Requirements for Coastal Cruiser 25 and Hercules 24
Replies: 89
Views: 17937

Re: Power Requirements for Coastal Cruiser 25 and Hercules 24

I hadn't thought about that yet. Most of my boating in the state has been a Cherry Creek Reservoir except for one trip up to Granby Reservoir.
by ClayKorn
Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Power Requirements for Coastal Cruiser 25 and Hercules 24
Replies: 89
Views: 17937

Re: Power Requirements for Coastal Cruiser 25 and Hercules 24

Sorry about that, I'm kind of new to all this.

I'm currently in Castle Rock, CO just south of Denver. I'm planning on building here and trailering to Alabama (parents live there) to start the Loop. My building experience to date is a stitch and glue canoe and 7.5' tender.
by ClayKorn
Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Power Requirements for Coastal Cruiser 25 and Hercules 24
Replies: 89
Views: 17937

Re: Power Requirements for Coastal Cruiser 25 and Hercules 24

Oyster, I appreciate your comments. I haven't ruled out a diesel yet. I was just explaining why I'm leaning towards the outboards. What are your thoughts on keel coolers and a closed cooling system? If installing an inboard diesel in the Coastal Cruiser, what size would you recommend installing? Whe...