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  1. Here are some of the Bluejacket building pictures I know of. Tom Lathrop Liz http://bluejacketboats.com/ John Perkins https://www.flickr.com/photos/156988461@N07/ Egbert Dees PurDee https://www.flickr.com/photos/ejds33/ Henry and Diane Hassell DeDe https://www.flickr.com/photos/bluejacket28/ Chuck Smith Betsy Lee https://www.flickr.com/photos/chas231/ Philip Smith Smitty https://www.flickr.com/photos/73563075@N02/sets/72157632362256704/ Dave H Splinter https://www.flickr.com/photos/35374423@N08/ Ed Fredholm https://www.flickr.com/photos/ed_boat/ Jim Keenan Cool Changes https://www.facebook.com/pg/Jimsboats/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10150284696947578 Hull rollover video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re6VvJeQpKY Another one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl4tx5Luebc Not a Bluejacket but certainly worth a look. Ken Katz Rosie https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipN0VvQSVUraAu7UVdMcS3JCwDv3nSdoTimoKzrRqcgiFNEbGoCPsx_s3LHUeqqMoA?key=ZHB4SENNdEcxQTYwcVZzZTRfeDJYdmNPa21JTXBR
  2. Thanks for checking out the pictures and liking them. I was going to build a model before starting the boat. One of the reasons was to play with interior features. The only thing I got done on the model was gluing both bottom panels together and stitching one side panel on. Then the plywood for the real boat arrived and so went the incentive for the model out of the door. I agree with the Oyster's mocking up. It can work out the elbow room you would need in a certain areas. Egbert
  3. Pretty much what Oyster said. There are plenty of building pictures around on the Internet. They were a great help in visualizing certain aspects. And the comments with them helped also. Mine are at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ejds33/ The plans came with paper drawings. Converting them to CAD and CNC creates an opportunity to have pre-cut kits for Bluejacket boats. I did find that laying out and cutting the panels was pretty easy. Handling 28 foot long sheets of plywood is a whole other thing. I really enjoyed the building process minus all the sanding and painting. Check the Georgetown SC WBS in October there might be a Bluejacket or two there. Egbert
  4. Never really tracked the fuel consumption accurate. In general I get according to the gps around 3.3 mpg at speeds above 6-7 mph.. It doesn't seem to make much difference what speed I'm going. The top is about 21 mph. Weight full of liquids must be close to 4400 lbs. Engine is a 75 hp Evinrude. Propeller 14 x 13. That should be a 14 x 11, the 13 doesn't get to the rated rpm for that engine. The big problem I have with that engine is the vibration at idle speeds. Going anywhere at no wake speeds is horrible. Going at a speed where the vibration stops results in people yelling an gesturing at me. I am changing the 2 stroke oil to the xd100 which will be equivalent to 100 to 1 mix. Also need to take it to a different dealer for service. Previous one blamed it on my gas. They replaced filters and the result was no improvement. The engine shakes at idle speed even without the gear engaged.
  5. Looks like an interesting project. Do you know the specs on this one like the weight and the length? Also noted the cockpit door and a railing. Egbert
  6. ejds

    Georgetown

    Here is the Southport award for power boat 20' - 29' Here I am between two other award winning boats. I do feel a bit small between them.
  7. ejds

    Georgetown

    Two Bluejacket boats at Georgetown this year and there are quite a few owners here. Egbert
  8. Just mailed my Roanoke show registration. Don't really remember talking to you in Georgetown, talked to quite a few people there. When I see you in Roanoke it all might come back. Egbert
  9. I am signed up with my Bluejacket 25 for Georgetown. I haven't signed up for the Roanoke show yet but I'm planning to go there with my boat. Egbert
  10. Looks like I will stick with a 3 blade. Thanks for the comparison. It is always good to have a spare with you. You have more rocks than we do here in the Chesapeake Bay. Mostly plain mud. Egbert
  11. I don't use my roof as a gym, even if it would have the space I never could do those moves. Egbert
  12. Seeing you have a Garmin GPS, do you use anything to pre plan a route on a computer and save the route to the GPS? Last week I did use Garmin Homeport to do this. Egbert
  13. I'll just stick with what I finally got used to, Miles, Inches, Feet etc. My boat goes faster and can cover more distance in statute miles. I grew up with the metric system which is even faster. I haven't tried the SOF dinghy in the water yet. Have been to busy with other things. I did learn that towing a dinghy is a major pain. The only way to carry it would be a couple of davits on the transom because I have no roof space left. The dinghy has nesting capability but that is more to carry it on the truck. Egbert
  14. Here are some readings I took earlier. rpm mph mpg gph 2000 6.5 7.3 .9 2500 7.5 3.3 2.3 3000 8.0 2.5 3.2 3500 13 3.1 4.3 4000 16 2.82 5.8 4500 18.5 2.94 6.3 4900 21.7 2.97 7.3 This was on our nice flat creek with just me and 45 gallons of gas on board. It doesn't help that my boat is over 4000 LBS Same here as you mentioned in an earlier post playing with the engine trim seem to make very little difference. The bow raised to about 3 degrees max Egbert
  15. I use statute miles for everything. I went on a trip last weekend onto the Chesapeake Bay and was getting at the most 3 MPG. This was with a propeller that is a little too big for my engine and boat. 13 pitch instead of 11. I was also towing my little Nutshell Pram. It was hard to find the optimal speed towing a dinghy. With the waves on the Bay and my wake the pram was also filling up with water. Looking forward to your 4 blade findings. Egbert
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