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by dmac
Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 4
Views: 1465

Re: Hello!

Hi Chris- If you create a thread for your Islander build, I suspect that many people would enjoy following it since it is such a nice looking cruiser. I know that I certainly would! Good luck with the build. Doug
by dmac
Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 463
Views: 167681

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Great looking boat, Craig. Could you more or less duplicate the existing windshield, modifying it a little as desired? Doug
by dmac
Sat May 31, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3462
Views: 857851

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl- I'm enjoying following your build and I think it's great that your notes on the build are just as meticulous as the build itself. As a future Vera Cruise builder (I hope), I'd like to share the following thought about headroom in the fore-cabin. Most cruisers state that full standing headro...
by dmac
Sat May 31, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Sea Knight in Corpus Christi
Replies: 16
Views: 5268

Re: Sea Knight in Corpus Christi

The Sea Knight is a great choice and a very charming traditional cruiser. But one thing I've noticed in videos and photos of the Sea Knight (others might have different observations) is that the stern seems to sit a little low in the water when there are a couple of people in the cockpit. In additio...
by dmac
Tue May 20, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Best first boat?
Replies: 21
Views: 5352

Re: Best first boat?

You might consider Geronimo. At 16' it's within your size range and has high freeboard that makes it very safe and family-friendly. Probably carries 4 with little trouble. Great for fishing with kids! Also, plenty have been made (unless I am mistaken the very popular Sea Knight is a variation on the...
by dmac
Tue May 13, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Building the Chinnok, Add 25% in Length?
Replies: 9
Views: 4775

Re: Building the Chinnok, Add 25% in Length?

Here is what one builder of the 23' Double Eagle, stretched to 25', had to say about her big water (5' to 6' waves) performance: AgnesR is powered by a 90 hp 1989 Mercury 2 stroke outboard motor. She has a top speed of 24 knots but we cruise at either 14 knots as a semi-displacement hull or at 8 to ...
by dmac
Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zipology
Replies: 169
Views: 48994

Re: Zipology

Travis- Your talents and get-it-done attitude are simply amazing!
by dmac
Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip transom height w/ short shaft
Replies: 10
Views: 4676

Re: Zip transom height w/ short shaft

Does one measure from the top of the transom to the bottom of the keel or to the bottom of the boat?
by dmac
Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: David E Vera Cruise
Replies: 67
Views: 21768

Re: David E Vera Cruise

Hi Carl- I agree with your decision not to add an outboard bracket to Vera Cruise. They can be very useful and even add to the looks of modern, sporty boats. But I feel outboard brackets detract from the looks of classic cruisers like Vera Cruise where you want the outboard to be as unobtrusive as p...
by dmac
Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: David E Vera Cruise
Replies: 67
Views: 21768

Re: David E Vera Cruise

Hi Carl- Doug here. Still enthusiastically following your build and David's. You are both very inspiring to potential Vera Cruise builders such as myself. I'm curious- the cockpit on Vera Cruise seems to be a touch small and I wonder if you've considered taking a foot out of the forward cabin and ad...
by dmac
Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3462
Views: 857851

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

My thought, too, Bill. The vertical supports would not only allow maximum headroom in the most important area of the cabin but also make excellent grab handles when needed. I've been following your Bartender build as well as Carl's build, and it's been great fun and a terrific learning experience wa...
by dmac
Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3462
Views: 857851

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl- You clearly have a great eye for design and proportion, and your boat looks terrific whatever the cabin height increase turns out to be. I've been researching the issue of cabin headroom and there seems to be a significant consensus amongst experienced boaters that full standing headroom is no...
by dmac
Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3462
Views: 857851

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl- Your profile drawing of Vera Cruise with the cabin raised about 8" to give more headroom looks terrific. Better than the original design IMHO. But are you sure that the profile drawing captures a full 8" height increase? Just goofing around with the drawings of Vera Cruise on the Glen L web...
by dmac
Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff
Replies: 4
Views: 3185

Re: Atlantic Skiff

I wonder if that 2500 lb. hull weight figure is correct. That's quite a bit heavier than the much larger Gung Ho (3' longer and almost 2' wider).
by dmac
Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: David E Vera Cruise
Replies: 67
Views: 21768

Re: David E Vera Cruise

Hi David- Have you considered the possibility of plumbing in a small generator (like one of those diesel NextGen units) to meet electrical needs? They are quite small and light, which makes me wonder about the feasibility of installing one in a boat like Vera Cruise (extended to 23'8"). Cheers, Doug

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