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by weller
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff build
Replies: 264
Views: 93435

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Approximately 4”
by weller
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff build
Replies: 264
Views: 93435

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

I do have a T in my raw intake for the motor and the raw water Intake for the wash down pump and the fresh water pump. The smaller boats at the docks either have flappers when they exit the transom, or no flaps when they exit the sides. Maybe I’m over thinking this but I did the bright transom for t...
by weller
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff build
Replies: 264
Views: 93435

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

The cockpit sole is fiberglassed and returns 3" up the sides and 4" around the motor well. And there are hatches and inspection holes that are water tight but I put them in so no guarantee they won't leak. As for foam I did mange to get 2300-2400# of floatation in. Also don't laugh but I have 3 1000...
by weller
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff build
Replies: 264
Views: 93435

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

They are the two I have been looking at. Never thought of replacing the flapper with wood.
If you go back to page 10 of this thread and zoom in on the boat there, you can see the holes with no flapper. Do you see a problem with the holes and no flapper?
by weller
Sun May 31, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff build
Replies: 264
Views: 93435

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

I have been looking at scuppers like that and found nice stainless ones but with the bright transom I don't know if it would look right. That's the reason I was thinking about exiting them out the sides. I have seen many boats with holes and no flapper that I think would look better on the transom b...
by weller
Fri May 29, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff build
Replies: 264
Views: 93435

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

The theory of keeping the water out is just that a theory. If I could guarantee no water inside I wouldn't need bilge pumps or life jackets either but I wouldn't leave the dock without them. A pop up storm, a rouge wave anything can happen in the ocean. I've fished much bigger boats than mine, backi...
by weller
Fri May 29, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff build
Replies: 264
Views: 93435

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

I'm at the point where i'm ready to drill some holes for the cockpit drains. I have seen some small (1 1/2") holes and I have seen oblong holes maybe 1 1/2" high 5" long. I'm wondering if there is a standard size for these or just whatever you want. Also I'm leaning toward exiting them out the trans...
by weller
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Reading, PA
Replies: 2
Views: 1547

Re: Hello from Reading, PA

There are plenty of people on here that can help you out. Pick a design and go for it. Good luck
by weller
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff build
Replies: 264
Views: 93435

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Well I guess it has been awhile. I just finished the flotation foam in the bilge. It was something I was going back and forth on for a long time but in the end decided to do put it in. I built boxes out of pvc boards, put empty gallon jugs in then poured the foam in. I did it this way so the foam is...
by weller
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Flotation foam
Replies: 10
Views: 4439

Re: Flotation foam

After I get the foam in I'll post some pics. I decided to just make blocks out of the 2lb foam and put them everywhere I can. I think I can fit enough to float 2400# and I hope that's enough. Thanks for the help everyone
by weller
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Flotation foam
Replies: 10
Views: 4439

Re: Flotation foam

Thanks guys. I understand that the weight of everything that does float I need foam for. I didn't weigh anything I put in like the engine, transmission, shaft, prop, gas tanks, hoses wires, and whatever else that sinks. The website says hull weight is 2500 and displacement is 5100 so could I say may...
by weller
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Flotation foam
Replies: 10
Views: 4439

Flotation foam

I'm building the Atlantic skiff and was trying to decide if I should use flotation foam. It seems like all the ways to figure out how much I need require a masters degree in mathematics. Can anyone help me out here and figure if its even plausible for me to fit enough foam inside to make it float.
by weller
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: What do call this type of sheer?
Replies: 15
Views: 3637

Re: What do call this type of sheer?

Here's a pic of a Jarret Bay around the same size as the one in the link. Just saying they call it a broken sheer. I would like to see you bend a piece of wood like that without breaking it :lol:
by weller
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: What do call this type of sheer?
Replies: 15
Views: 3637

Re: What do call this type of sheer?

Here is a quote from Jarrett Bay boat works out of North Carolina " A broken sheer is a term used for boats when the sheer (rail) has a slight curvature on the aft end as compared to a solid straight line leading from the bow. It is where the sheer meets the intermediate bumper. Instead of a long sw...
by weller
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: What do call this type of sheer?
Replies: 15
Views: 3637

Re: What do call this type of sheer?

Broken sheer

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