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by AMC
Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Sarasota OD18
Replies: 145
Views: 23354

Re: Sarasota OD18

Cracker Larry wrote:Lizard bones!
I do believe we have come up with a name for the boat!

If I name mine cat bones, please no one tell the wife what it means.
by AMC
Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: JJ"S OB19 in SA
Replies: 32
Views: 5889

Re: JJ"S OB19 in SA

94Virago wrote:I'm curious to see how you intend to integrate the Teletubby. :doh:
Might I suggest as part of the under deck flotation?
by AMC
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: advice on which boat to build
Replies: 9
Views: 1493

Re: advice on which boat to build

And don't forget the FS 14. Good seaworthy boat, v-hull, and a tad bit wider. Both would still be very light if built very basic (both come in under 200lbs).
by AMC
Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Planing hull vs. displacement hull
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Re: Planing hull vs. displacement hull

Thanks JM, I just wanted you to confirm what I thought I knew. The part I find interesting is that a displacement hull can be efficient, and at low speed, more efficient then a planing hull. It just seems counter intuitive. I don't think I will be interested in a displacement hull anytime soon, but ...
by AMC
Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Planing hull vs. displacement hull
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Planing hull vs. displacement hull

General question for you JM. I understand the functional difference between a planing hull and a displacement hull, but perhaps you could give some of us a little tutorial. What are the overall advantages and disadvantages of each, and why would I want to use one or the other. Obviously I am not goi...
by AMC
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: HMD19 Basic Electrical & Accessories
Replies: 16
Views: 1051

Re: HMD19 Basic Electrical & Accessories

When you go to look for a switch panel / fuse block, look for one that has front replaceable fuses. You will be thankful you did.
by AMC
Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: MI12 nester?
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: MI12 nester?

That would certainly be a BIG nester. The ROW13 offers the same 2hp option, and wouldn't require you scaling down the plans. Is this boat for use as a tender or just a compact boat for general use?
by AMC
Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Runabout, powered by PWC
Replies: 497
Views: 219272

Re: Runabout, powered by PWC

This is a design, that I have absolutely no use for, find zero need for it, and in many ways it seems utterly useless. And yet, I love it. Perhaps it is the lack of purpose, the fact that it is purely a boat of leisure that makes it so enticing. Your doing a first rate job of it!
by AMC
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: MI12 nester?
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: MI12 nester?

Why not look at the ROW13. It would look to be a better candidate. It has one central mid frame, that could be doubled to split the halves apart, and the back 'deck' looks like it could be easily modified to accommodate the bow when nested. EDIT: why? If you look at the FB11 as a paradigm for a nest...
by AMC
Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: New designs: pontoon catamarans
Replies: 25
Views: 2058

Re: New designs: pontoon catamarans

Well, running on solar, it would be very clean and green. But the solar, even with a full roof made of panels, would not be enough to power it solely, so you still end up on the grid for a bit of power. It does sound cool though.