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by Bill Edmundson
Fri Sep 08, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage vs. tornado
Replies: 27
Views: 12526

My vote is Rampage. A little Vee bottom will make a more versitile boat.

As for waves, I understand most people try to point their docked or beached boat bow to the waves.

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Inboard motor
Replies: 28
Views: 6341

Yep! :lol: Found the AutoCad drawings at Yanmar's web site. They were in metric. So, scaled them by 25.4 and printed them actual size. Cut them out like paper dolls, glued to to scrap plywood, and cut them out. :D Lot's easier than trying to measure every time you think about something else! :shock:...
by Bill Edmundson
Fri Sep 08, 2006 6:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Inboard motor
Replies: 28
Views: 6341

I may be the next to take on the inboard engine job. :shock: Try these pictures: http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=0AcNmbFszasWL4A They're showing in reverse order. Anyway, I can get it high enough and it will fit the hole. By the way Olga, I think he might have been talking about Mary ...
by Bill Edmundson
Fri Sep 08, 2006 6:08 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Great Loop
Replies: 38
Views: 9289

When a boat/ship's displacement is given, it means design/loaded weight. The waterline is normally set at the displacement weight. You would not want hull below the waterline without bottom paint.

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Inboard motor
Replies: 28
Views: 6341

:oops: Damn, Olga You can't set an engine! :P I fired before, I knew who I was talking to. :cry: I jumped out of a plane 30 years ago. If someone ask, "Why would you jump out of a perfectly good plane?" I found, with jump planes, the safest way to the ground was the parachute! :shock: Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Great Loop
Replies: 38
Views: 9289

If you're going displacement. After you get to hull speed, HP doesn't buy you much. However, hull speed is is based on water resistance. Wind load is more and wave is more. So, sizing for hull speed alone may not be enough, for more than day sailing. Opp! It's my sailing side. :shock: But 20-25 % mo...
by Bill Edmundson
Thu Sep 07, 2006 5:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Great Loop
Replies: 38
Views: 9289

There is a big difference in a 28 ft and a 31 ft boat. There is not a lot of difference in hull speed. Maybe .5 mph. The living space though for the Jack Tar is way more than the Jolly Roger For a trip this length, at 7 mph, that's a long time. If you have others with you, well... You soon get to un...
by Bill Edmundson
Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:58 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Cordless Drills
Replies: 25
Views: 9788

I just bought a 12v DeWalt. Mainly because they're all I see our company maintenance crews use. My previous cordless spoiled me. But, was slow to charge. And, when when I needed new battery pack, they were nowhere to be found. Bought the DeWalt, got the old battery pack reworked. Now, I have two. St...
by Bill Edmundson
Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:52 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: What wood to use on malahini.
Replies: 12
Views: 3333

I think he felt it was weaker and more brittle than DF. Then wanted to know why I wasn't using Mahogany through out. $.

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:35 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: What wood to use on malahini.
Replies: 12
Views: 3333

I used WRC on my strip canoe. It was easy to work with and I have a source of top quality wood about 5 miles away.

Ken Hankinson was very negative about it for frames. But, I think it would have been better than the Douglas Fir that I got here.


Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Thu Sep 07, 2006 5:31 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: What wood to use on malahini.
Replies: 12
Views: 3333

:? Let me see if I can remember this, from one of my Chris Craft books. Early CC used Philippine Mahogany, which is really a type of cedar. For period after WW2, they used Spanish Cedar, which is in the mahogany family(availability). :? The SC hulls were painted white because they didn't like the wa...
by Bill Edmundson
Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Inboard motor
Replies: 28
Views: 6341

You can do it! :wink: When you get that far, you'll have learned alot! I don't know how many times my wife has asked me, "Do you know how to do that?" :? Answer: "I will tonight!" :D This is where the Chair and Cooler Time comes in! Sit down! Have your drink of choice! :lol: Thin...
by Bill Edmundson
Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Great Loop
Replies: 38
Views: 9289

Dale,

I wouldn't have you leave for the world. :o

Just trying to save you guys on fixed incomes some Dough! 8)

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:28 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Taking Measurements
Replies: 5
Views: 1762

I've been involve with design drawings for the last 32 years. My boat plans were not as complete as I would have them. But, they're also not the worst I've had. Also, seems we builders don't want to copy a boat anyway. :lol: So, why dimension something we will change. Somethings had full size patter...
by Bill Edmundson
Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Great Loop
Replies: 38
Views: 9289

Maybe, Dale could look at his internet cost!:P

Bill

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