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by kens
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hercules/Noyo Trawler "Prime Mover"
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: Hercules/Noyo Trawler "Prime Mover"

Hi, the two designs are so similar that I think they are the same hull, different cabins. If Glen-l says it will do 7kts on 10hp then I believe it. your logic seems reasonable based on data from similar hulls. But I am not aware of any gas engine in that size range, the smallest gas engine I know of...
by kens
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: RowMe
Replies: 66
Views: 19140

Re: RowMe

nice boat there.
by kens
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 172
Views: 110343

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Battery technology, as well has all technology, has progressed so much over the years. When I was a kid, yeah you could justify 2 batteries because of the quality therein, you may have warranted a backup. Nowadays? My boat is 15 years old, used in salt water, rode hard-put up wet,,,,,, and not had a...
by kens
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3419
Views: 812512

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

some of the Airmar xducers are a tilted element such thay can be mounted in a vee portion of the hull, and still point straight down.
here is one example, there are others
https://www.airmar.com/productdescription.html?id=13
by kens
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3419
Views: 812512

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

there is really only 1 source for transducers, Airmar. They make them for all the chartplotter/fishfinder companies. Garmin, Furuno, Raymarine, Sitex, etc. It's the connecting cabling that really differentiates what manufacturer you dealing with. The chartplotter makers bastardize their cabling to f...
by kens
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Stretching a Monaco
Replies: 15
Views: 419

Re: Stretching a Monaco

So if I were to switch from the Stretched Monaco to a Riviera or even a Stretched Riviera, should I get a new set of plans specifically for the Riviera, or are the plans basically the same, just with different ratios? Is the only difference between a Stretched Monaco and a Riviera the length or are...
by kens
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Stretching a Monaco
Replies: 15
Views: 419

Re: Stretching a Monaco

the CB would stay in same location relative to its adjacent frames, in other words, the same percentage of WL length. although experience has told us an engine a little aft is still OK without ill effects. if it was me, I would stretch the Riveria, put in whatever interior layout you prefer, and set...
by kens
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Stretching a Monaco
Replies: 15
Views: 419

Re: Stretching a Monaco

I agree, I am a big fan of the long-lean hull form.
by kens
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Stretching a Monaco
Replies: 15
Views: 419

Re: Stretching a Monaco

thats in the basic description of the plans: "Can the hull be extended or shortened? Yes. Up to 10% by re-spacing the frames from the aft end of the stem to the transom a proportional amount." yes, you are correct to add 2.6" to the original 26", and the new spacing is 28.6" yes, it's been stretched...
by kens
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: FL Tahoe 23
Replies: 8
Views: 1566

Re: FL Tahoe 23

Hi,
There is several Tahoe builds at the Gatherings.
The Gathering is a fine place to share build processes and build tips, and, boat rides.
Would like to see new builders there, a fun time.
by kens
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: What is the complete finishing sequence?
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: What is the complete finishing sequence?

I'm not sure why there are so many folks that think you need more than one layer of cloth. From what I understand you're just adding weight. there is a different wood boat design website that uses wood as the core material, and glass cloth is the structural component. it is a wood core sandwich com...
by kens
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: What is the complete finishing sequence?
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: What is the complete finishing sequence?

Here is my process: 1. encapsulate the wood with clear resin 2. fair smooth with filler as required (do not sand thru to bare wood, re-encapsulate as required) 3. apply cloth 4. fill cloth weave with resin 5. sand smooth the resin ( do not sand thru the cloth, re-coat as required) 6. prime & paint a...
by kens
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Chrysler 318 FW cooled for the Barrel?
Replies: 4
Views: 1043

Re: Chrysler 318 FW cooled for the Barrel?

What is the cost and availability of your parts such as rings/bearings/gaskets to freshen those up?
Can you still get exhaust manifolds for that?
If the price is right, I would use it.
1:1 gear would be correct with that.
by kens
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Speed and Performance
Topic: fisherman with merc 30hp efi
Replies: 6
Views: 2177

Re: fisherman with merc 30hp efi

Beautiful, clean build.
by kens
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: SoCal La Paz Build
Replies: 14
Views: 5405

Re: SoCal La Paz Build

Nice work, your moving right along with that.

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