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by greyrfox
Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Hull damage from trailers
Replies: 12
Views: 12038

Re: Hull damage from trailers

Rollers are not reccomended for wood hulls. Replace the rollers with bunks and I think the problem will be solved. Will the bunks still work well for a larger boat like a 27' Coronado? I can see the spreading the weight issue but I was wondering about the friction factor due to size and higher tota...
by greyrfox
Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Building form height and how high?
Replies: 9
Views: 2664

Re: Building form height and how high?

Thank you all for your input. I plan on stretching the Coronado a tad (27'-28'). If I need a bit of height to reach the keel I will build scaffolding to make it workable. But I was concerned about getting my beer gut of 20+ yrs under the hull. :shock: Cleaning the wet epoxy does sound to be advantag...
by greyrfox
Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Building form height and how high?
Replies: 9
Views: 2664

Re: Building form height and how high?

"Highly recommend raising the standard height a little so life is easier as you progress."

Yeah that's what I was thinking. I do have rafters above that I can utilize in case I need additional bracing to prevent movement.
Thanks.
by greyrfox
Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Building form height and how high?
Replies: 9
Views: 2664

Building form height and how high?

Considering building the Coronado. My question on the consideration of building the building form is as the form seems to be securely attached to the floor to prevent movement during the building process of the hull, the height of the form seems to be needed to be high enough so that when the hull i...
by greyrfox
Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Coronado vs Cuddy Sport?
Replies: 2
Views: 1099

Re: Coronado vs Cuddy Sport?

Thanks Bill. What would you think if I drop the sheerline by 2-3" on the Coronado as opposed to raising it on the Cuddy Sport. If I could do this it would keep me well with the beam width not making any changes to any angles or layouts other than height. Do you think that is doable? I'm thinking the...
by greyrfox
Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Coronado vs Cuddy Sport?
Replies: 2
Views: 1099

Coronado vs Cuddy Sport?

I am not sure if I am asking too much here but I want to know if both the Cuddy sport and the Coronado will safely support a full size cabin. I am not planning to use a flying bridge design but I do like the cabin design found on the Raven on the "Accomodations" page but with a larger hull such as t...
by greyrfox
Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: A really stupid question?
Replies: 5
Views: 2832

Re: A really stupid question?

Wow really great news! You are right it is not in the boat design page for the Cuddy Sport. You may have just dramatically shortened my search for the perfect design. Thanks a bunch
by greyrfox
Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: A really stupid question?
Replies: 5
Views: 2832

Re: A really stupid question?

Thanks so much for the info. I had to do a net search and learn what the heck "sheerline" even meant. It turns out that is exactly what I was talking about. What you guys are doing for emulating the Whaler look is more drastic and radical than what I was thinking of doing. I am just after a nice cle...
by greyrfox
Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: A really stupid question?
Replies: 5
Views: 2832

A really stupid question?

I am still in the decision stage on trying to lock down a hull design I am going to go with. I am leaning towards a Coronado but I particularly like the lines I see in the 24 foot cuddy walk around. I tend to really like the "raked" look where the bow is slightly swept up from the line leading to th...
by greyrfox
Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: ENGINES -pro's and cons
Replies: 38
Views: 8273

Re: ENGINES -pro's and cons

Galamb: Thanks for your information. It is sinking in. One more question if I could based on what you said about hull weight and displacement. So the hull weight is what the "bare" hull weighs with nothing in it? I was of the impression that the hull weight listed was an estimate to how much the sai...
by greyrfox
Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: ENGINES -pro's and cons
Replies: 38
Views: 8273

Re: ENGINES -pro's and cons

Galamb: Forgive me for this but I am new to the engineering aspect of boating. Am I understanding that the higher the displacement of a particular hull means that it will take more power to push it through the water? In other words if I have two different hulls in displacement value but I have equal...
by greyrfox
Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Mai-Tai vs. Coronado??
Replies: 3
Views: 2253

Re: Mai-Tai vs. Coronado??

Lowka53: Thanks for the input. I live is Southwest Washington and we also have the 8'-6" ruling. I am hoping that the hull design dimensions "includes" the trim work on the railing. Thing I am not sure of is trailer width and if I can get it to adhere to the width restriction too! Still researching.
by greyrfox
Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Molded spray rail
Replies: 7
Views: 5914

Re: Molded spray rail

Soedesh: Great idea! I was thinking around doing the same type of thing. Let me know how it works are far as making the twist towards the bow. I am imagining that the shape should still do the trick. Thanks for the idea and post. I will be looking forward to your results in use.
by greyrfox
Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Mai-Tai vs. Coronado??
Replies: 3
Views: 2253

Mai-Tai vs. Coronado??

I am considering building a Mai-Tai style boat. I noticed on the boat designs page in the Mai-Tai section, the one built by C. Groundwater from Canada with the blue hull appears to me, just by judging by eye, that it has been lengthened? The first page says they do not recommend lengthening the hull...

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