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25 minutes ago, captin slows old outlaw said:

im not doing a thing im to hot

Launch rolling over another season then Pete? Too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry 🤷🏻‍♂️

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8 minutes ago, Saintly Fish said:

Launch rolling over another season then Pete? Too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry 🤷🏻‍♂️

He'll have to rename her "Goldilocks"

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2 hours ago, Andy135 said:

He'll have to rename her "Goldilocks"

Clever. Geoff.

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Hey Geof, thats a dam big looking 18 boat, is it actually 18ft or like some boats gets a name not true to its length (my own boat being one).

If you don't mind me asking there are a couple of things in the photos that look a little hard to make out.

First is number one which looks like a plank with a gap under it.

Second, no 2 is the section that looks a few mm lower than the other part of the transom, was this perhaps a well for an outboard.

Third question in relation to the added on pod, is the pod flush with the bottom of the hull or raised. If raised have you had a marine architect give the all clear or having it raised. Having looked into jacking plates in the past Ive always been put off them after seeing reports on the extra stress putting an engine further out out from the stern. The figures I saw were something 80lb of extra transom pressure for every inch out from the stern, which puts a huge amount of extra stress on the transom if you were to use the likes of a 10ins jacking plate. I know many builders get over this by lowering pods so they run flush with the bottom of the vessel.

 

 

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13 hours ago, Saintly Fish said:

Launch rolling over another season then Pete? Too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry 🤷🏻‍♂️

now that could be an idear. seeing the price of boats ect have gone up so much, it might get stolen out there on the water

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On 7/22/2021 at 9:44 AM, JDP said:

Hey Geof, thats a dam big looking 18 boat, is it actually 18ft or like some boats gets a name not true to its length (my own boat being one).

If you don't mind me asking there are a couple of things in the photos that look a little hard to make out.

First is number one which looks like a plank with a gap under it.

Second, no 2 is the section that looks a few mm lower than the other part of the transom, was this perhaps a well for an outboard.

Third question in relation to the added on pod, is the pod flush with the bottom of the hull or raised. If raised have you had a marine architect give the all clear or having it raised. Having looked into jacking plates in the past Ive always been put off them after seeing reports on the extra stress putting an engine further out out from the stern. The figures I saw were something 80lb of extra transom pressure for every inch out from the stern, which puts a huge amount of extra stress on the transom if you were to use the likes of a 10ins jacking plate. I know many builders get over this by lowering pods so they run flush with the bottom of the vessel.

 

 

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Hi JDP, thanks for your comments. The boat length is exactly 17' 11" measured at rubbing strake height and the beam 2.4m. The pod does then extend back a further 600mm (excuse me mixing the dims in imperial and metric). She does always seem to be bigger, but I just put it down to clever use of space!!!

The hull is based on an American design which was rated at 225HP inboard or outboard, and of the 4 other boats produced from the moulds 2 have IB/OD and 2 have outboard engines fitted. At 115 hp my boat will have the smallest engine of all five.

1 - there is no gap under that deck plank, but it is planted on (your gap is in fact a fillet radius) and is part of the raised cockpit coaming.

2 - that section was also added to increase the transom freeboard.

3 - The pod is slightly raised above the bottom of the hull as this allegedly allows the prop to run in cleaner water. This pod was a bought in item rated up to 150HP by the manufacturer and I am aware of at least a half dozen other users that are very pleased with the performance. What is not shown is that after these pics were taken (will show up when I take the final pics) is the transverse platform which is very stiff is bonded and bolted to the transom and pod and has a 25mm SS brace at each end. 

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Thanks Geoff. Funny you mention it being an American hull mould, as it looks very much like what Haines and Bertram use over here, also from the US. If they are related and they certainly look very similar, they are considered one of the best hulls. Many manufactures produce vessels from this but alter the hull by 20% in order to rebrand the name.

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