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I received a telephone call and email with the following question for Jacques: "I was wondering if the CX25 could be stretched to 28ft (or to add an additional 3 feet to the planned CX25 version)?" Jeff



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That question keeps coming back.
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Seeing as the question pops up every so often, maybe it's time to design the CS28/CX28? :)
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I second that thought. Maybe with a 11 - 12 foot beam?
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Looking back at the posts regarding the CS25, a longer version has been requested since at least 2005. Jacques has also mentioned recently (within the last few years, anyway) that a longer and wider version is coming, but he consistently refuses to give any sort of timeline for when that might happen. That does seem to be his stance on all new plans and/or modifications.

That said, as the question has popped up numerous times, he has also said that stretching the CS25 (and other designs) by up to 10% is doable by simply multiplying all measurements in the plans by 1.1. That would result in a CS25 of 27.5' length and 9.35' beam. Whether that can be stretched further to the full 28' I don't know (that would be a 12% enlargement to 28' length and 9.52' beam), but I recall him stating that it should be possible in a post somewhere.

I'd want him signing off on it if going for the full 28', but that's me. :)
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Take the metric CX25 plans, upscale by 10%, add a 6” bowsprit and bingo (!), you have a CX28 !!! :D

A 28 footer is BIG for a home build. I suspect the limited market is the reason Jacques doesn't get enthusiastic about doing a new design!
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Exactly right! :)
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I don't blame him as he needs to be enjoying his semi-retirement! :wink:

From past posts, the design work takes a good bit of time. Not as simple as adding a couple of feet...

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BarraMan wrote: Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:38 pm A 28 footer is BIG for a home build. I suspect the limited market is the reason Jacques doesn't get enthusiastic about doing a new design!
That's true, but seeing as the alleged demand has been there for at least 13 years and people build other 28 foot designs, maybe there's some merit in doing it? I don't know what would be required for a redesign, but I expect it to be a lot of work even though the smaller versions already exist.
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BarraMan wrote: Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:38 pm

A 28 footer is BIG for a home build. I suspect the limited market is the reason Jacques doesn't get enthusiastic about doing a new design!
Correct. I have to choose where to invest my design time and potential sales are a big factor.
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