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Messages - Ed Snyder

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Projects - Non-Glacier Boats of Alaska boat projects / runabout
« on: May 03, 2010, 07:15:32 AM »
I had drawn up the lines to this hull quite a few years ago, it's the boat I wanted to get the kids into boating with.
You are welcome to use the drawings, it's an 18 ft open boat. Designed with Greg Carlsons free Hull.exe program. Fun using it.

Don't wait, just start, you will find the $$$ and time, believe me, I'm 54 and 'waited' too long for the right time and income, never happens. And I'm a boatbuilder! Just do it.  :)

Always waiting for glue to set, akin to watching grass grow, paint dry etc, otherwise she'd be a faster build.
Got to beat the wet season next mth, hull turned over and glassed, then I can leave her and start the interior joiner work in modules in the garage, spray finish etc, already to fit when the decks and cabins built, faired & painted.
Looking at teak or oriko for the floors and deck, $1500 here, + Sikaflex etc be closer to 2.5k, paint's starting to look good!

Introductions - Are you new here? Say hello! / Re: Ed's Prince Rupert
« on: April 30, 2010, 09:15:05 PM »
Our photo album online - will add as work progresses.

Boat Building Materials / Re: Fabrics for lamination
« on: April 28, 2010, 01:03:02 AM »
Brian, In your area of town you call for Biaxial to use in the 30 oz ply join layups. Here at the bottom of the world they call some of it Double bias...  the -+45 deg orientation glass strand type....
Is that what you want?
Thunking no, as the pix I've seen look like -+90 deg used... correct?

Following is a quote from a supplier site here in Ozzie.

"Double Bias 265 gsm 1.27m wide E Glass per Metre $11.41
This is usually called Biaxial or +-45 Biaxial by our north American friends. We think double bias is a much clearer name for this cloth. It is 0.35mm thick and a full roll is 100metres long. This cloth is 1.27m wide and would have to be folded to go through the post. A roll can go by Fastway or general freight."

Board Help / Re: How to Post Images
« on: April 27, 2010, 04:09:59 AM »
seems my pix are very small and when clicked on too large, what size image would you suggest?

General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Upside down building
« on: April 27, 2010, 03:41:35 AM »
I like this idea Brian, I will also do this, keep you posted, probably next week start on this.... I like the idea of 20 oz biax one shot glassing too.

General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Fuel consumption
« on: April 27, 2010, 03:27:59 AM »

I'm sure the Yamaha web site can help more with this, but a rough estimate of fuel economy with a single outboard on this boat is about 5 gallons per hour at 20 knots, or about 4+ nautical miles per gallon at typical displacement.  Using twins is less efficient, but by how much ...I don't know without checking in with motor manufacturers and what not.  Your propeller selection and cruise speed will make a big difference.  (I always suggest a FloScan and then operating for maximum efficiency.)


I asked one of the outboard suppliers here, he said with 2 out boards you loose 25% efficiency through prop cavitation - i.e. 2  @ 100HP you would loose 50 HP (2 X 100 = 200 - 25% = 50) that seems too much for me, we went to 1 @ 200 HP Honda 4 stroke on the 28 Ft'er Prince Rupert

Introductions - Are you new here? Say hello! / Ed's Prince Rupert
« on: April 26, 2010, 11:18:46 PM »
 8) We're a couple of NZ ex-pats now in Perth Australia, building the Prince Rupert, to 28 ft. Started Apr 2010 hope of launch Dec 2010.
We like boats, fishing the Indian Ocean on our door step, Perth has 30 Km of beautiful beaches here, 3 mths rain season - 6 mths great weather and 3 mths too hot!

You got Herb, his wife and I chomping at the bit now! Shes a race! In the tide by Dec 2010!
Nice job too. Post more pix, I will do the same here.

Projects - Glacier Boats of Alaska boat projects / Ed's boat in Perth
« on: April 26, 2010, 10:21:28 PM »
We've started building Prince Rupert here in Perth Australia, 2 ex-pat Kiwis, Both of us work the mines here usually constructing camps and civil works - Concrete form-work.
We have the Bottom, chine and stringers all laminated - building the shelves today, in 27 deg (cel) weather - nice.
We have built to 28 Ft and in case andded another 24 inches if she will look ok and Brians happy with it, otherwise out comes the chainsaw!

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