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  1. You might check with the Bluejacket forum- they use an engine box on their outboard boats. No need to reinvent the wheel.
  2. Steve, have you contacted any depth sounder manufacturers for advice?
  3. Alan, Any comments on the outboard well & how the CS20-3 acts as a motorboat?
  4. Check out http://gentrycustomboats.com/Home.html There are a couple designs that might work
  5. Paul, How about filling them with ping-pong balls? I read that the Japanese filled Q ships with ping-pong balls in WWII to make them 'unsinkable'. Not as effective as all foam, but better than nothing.
  6. I wonder whether the B&B masthead float would survive hitting the water in a capsize as fast as yours. This might be worthwhile testing at the B&B dock with a bare mast with a float.
  7. I have always thought that it would be better to have a dorade vent at the base of the windshield of a pilothouse boat rather than the roof. You might make a brace from the mast to the pilothouse roof to run the cables to the radar.
  8. IMHO, the secret is ramp angle, as in Graham raising the tongue with the tractor. I remember an add from the 50's for a trailer with the tongue pinned under the trailer frame back in front of the axle. The frame locked onto the tongue for travel and unlocked at the ramp letting the frame rotate to an angle to let the boat slide off. There was a photo of launching a skiff with the rear wheels on a 3' high culvert! If the trailer is too flat with just the rims in the water at a given ramp, changing supports (trough, roller trough or whatever) won't allow a launch. Two options to consider would be a snatch block under the boat for the winch wire to pull the boat off, or a 'brake tongue' to increase the angle.
  9. I hesitate to put my two cents worth here, but I believe you are missing an important factor in the polar plot- wind speed. In planing boats like all of B&B's, the polar plot for a wind that will allow planing will be much different than for a lower wind speed. http://www.nauticed.org/sailing-blog/how-do-polar-plots-work-on-a-sailboat/ HTH
  10. Alan & Paul finished at 0442 after rowing since 2200. Highlander stopped for sleep & finished at 0640 Thistle less than 5 miles from last checkpoint Congrats to Alan & Paul
  11. Bumpy & Machoman finished about 0200 in a cat Twobeers & Moresailesed are about an hour from finishing first in Class 4 Alan and Paul have been fighting two 70+ year old Gordon Douglass designs: SkinnyGenes & SkinnyJeans (Thistle 1945) and Andyman & NateDog (Highlander 1949). The three were less than an hour apart at checkpoint 1 and have been close to each other all the way and were at checkpoint 2 at dawn. No other Class 4 boats are close.
  12. Chick, That looks like a fiberglass Scout from the '80s https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1986/fairchild-yachts-scout-30-3120284/
  13. Haven't heard anything for a couple months. How's it going?
  14. Chick Someone told you that the Codger should have a tugboat puddin on the bow, but you had to put on a bowsprit! Could'a avoided the missadventure,
  15. What is the blue & white boat on the trailer on the bottom of the google album?
  16. Glad to hear everyone's OK. Hopefully the Bay River is short enough that flooding from upstream should be minimal & storm surge from the east is essentially over and you have seen the worst of the flooding.
  17. Has anyone heard from Graham or Alan? Google Earth (not too accurate on elevations) shows that the shop is at an elevation of 1 meter. Any word on flooding?
  18. A buddy of mine who wholesales drugs moved all his stock up to the top shelves for a hurricane. When the water rose, the shelves floated and fell over. Make sure of the stability of your preps. Best of luck to you all but please get out'a Dodge!
  19. It would probably be better if you used a notched 'king plank' or joined the planks at the center-line herringbone fashion to avoid feather edges, also nib the short planks on the inside of the decks into the 'covering boards'
  20. The top one for sure if you can bend the strips!
  21. Tiger, Hope you are coping with your problems. Here's another article about Oaracle: https://duckworksmagazine.com/2018/07/31/ec-2017/
  22. Were any of the MK3 capsizes with ballast tank empty? Have you tested the fish float at a depth = to length of mast to make sure it won't crush from water pressure in a turtle? (20' water ~= 10 psi!). Good work- excellent info.
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