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by jacquesmm
Fri Sep 23, 2022 11:29 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: VG23 Rudder Question from Plans
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: VG23 Rudder Question from Plans

The rudder blade is made of 3 layers of 3/8 plus fiberglass to suit. I say to suit because the glass is there to protect from abrasion and you have to plan for that when making the gudgeons. The rudder cheeks are minimum 1/2" but two layers of 1/2" would be better. 1/2" will work unti...
by jacquesmm
Wed Sep 21, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MG20 questions befour start
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: MG20 questions befour start

I agree with Tom but there is more. That 10% downsize will reduce the volume by 28%. The weight will not change much, same engine weight, same batteries and gear.. The cockpit will not be self bailing anymore or then, barely. You should raise the sole. That makes it less comfortable to sit but you d...
by jacquesmm
Wed Sep 14, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LB26
Replies: 526
Views: 28092

Re: LB26

Foam does not affect stability unless the hull is flooded. Stability becomes a problem with a flooded hull if it has all the foam low and a heavy superstructure. In that case, the hull will flip but float if enough foam. A case can be made for having lots of foam just under the deck , the goal being...
by jacquesmm
Mon Sep 12, 2022 2:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LB26
Replies: 526
Views: 28092

Re: LB26

One or two two gallon kits would provide more than enough extra volume. There is room in almost every compartment, you never use the full depth of the storage. A couple cm between stringers. some more along the chine and you will have a large safety margin.
by jacquesmm
Mon Sep 12, 2022 12:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LB26
Replies: 526
Views: 28092

Re: LB26

Positive buoyancy is not required for boats that size but that does not mean that they will not float if damaged. In this case, the hull material with all bulkheads, frames, stringers and sole, will help her float. The same apply to all tanks. Boats of that type and size are not designed to be unsin...
by jacquesmm
Sun Sep 11, 2022 11:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LB26
Replies: 526
Views: 28092

Re: LB26

It is difficult if not impossible to provide positive buoyancy in a boat that size but we can get very close or even do it because this is a light foam sandwich hull. Keep in mind that the tanks, even full, provide buoyancy. Water tight compartments are good as long as they don't impede access for m...
by jacquesmm
Thu Sep 01, 2022 10:44 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Question
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: AD16 Question

Reid wrote: Wed Aug 31, 2022 3:53 pm
One more thing. The AD 16 study plans mention a carbon fiber mast kit but I can't find this on your website. Do you still provide this or plans for it?
That kit does not exist anymore because of a carbon fiber supply problem, sorry.
by jacquesmm
Thu Sep 01, 2022 10:43 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Question
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: AD16 Question

If the mast remained in the same location, would it be possible to place it in a tabernacle for ease of setting it up? I once had a Hobie 16 that was a true joy, except for the time and effort it took to step and unstep the mast. I'm sure it affected how often I took the boat out. So, ease of launc...
by jacquesmm
Thu Sep 01, 2022 10:39 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Question
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: AD16 Question

One question at a time. I am typing this on my tablet while travelling through a place with no phone service. The AD 16 study plans show a 114 sf sail area. Is this for both the standard rig and the Chinese-style lugsail? Is the area of a jib included in this 114 sf? I ask because the CLC Pocketship...
by jacquesmm
Wed Aug 24, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LB26
Replies: 526
Views: 28092

Re: LB26

les2021 wrote: Wed Aug 24, 2022 12:07 pm Not to worry I do not want you falling off the mountain :lol: :lol:
You should see the roads I was driving on yesterday, there was a real risk of that. :lol: