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5403Re: [Michalak] Re: G'day , Intro

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  • David & Shirley Wallace
    Jan 1, 2004
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      The messages started coming through just after I made my Intro post , must of been a glitch some down the line , I some times have trouble getting stuff through from Yahoo

      Had a look at the pictures of your PK-20 , I like it , actually I like all boats along those lines , The Redwing 18 by Stambaugh first caught my eye and when I saw the 21 Pilothouse version I was in love , it was not long after that I saw the Michalak designs and noted the similarities between the Redwing 18 and the AF4 , so that started me thinking about putting a pilothouse on a AF4G , and the same day I ordered the plans for the AF4G I saw the web site of Steve Bosquette and that had me even more interested , I'd really like to know how much weight the modifications he's made will add to the base plan , now I realise the added weight will make a difference to planing but as I originally was just looking for a displacement cruiser and only want or need displacement speeds that isn't a real worry

      Any one know what the draught of the AF4G is ?

      David Wallace

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: antec007
      To: Michalak@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, January 02, 2004 1:27 AM
      Subject: [Michalak] Re: G'day , Intro

      As for you not getting messages on your email.
      Go up to the "Edit My Membership" and open it.
      Make sure the right email is chosen and that you have chosen the
      way you want to receive your messages. Either individual or daily if
      you want them to come to your email.
      Then, if you have made any changes, click on Save Changes.

      It sounds like you are going through the list of boats many of us
      Be careful if you start adding a lot of weight to any of them,
      particularly Jim's Power cruisers.
      The Only way to get good performance with little HP is to build a
      lightweight boat.
      I designed my PK-20 from the AF4-18, and added only a little
      additional weight, but it has effected the performance dramatically.
      My PK was able to plane nicely at about 11mph with an old 15HP motor
      before I added all the amenities. Now it Requires nearly all of the
      33 HP of the motor I was forced to buy to get it up on plane.

      Some of the boats listed there are pure displacement boats and won't
      be bothered by a little extra weight, but the lightweight planing
      boats should be kept that way or you will need to get a much larger
      motor and the boat will not tread so lightly as designed.

      Pat Patteson
      Molalla, Oregon
      PK-20 Designer (Still like saying that.)

      --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "David Wallace" <swallace@c...>
      > G'day , my name is David Wallace , I'm in Central Queensland in
      > Australia , I just joined a few days ago , although I only seem to
      > able to read the posts on the web so far , not getting any through
      > my email yet ?
      > I've just taken delivery of the plans for the Jonsboat , I bought
      > them through Chuck at Duckworks , this will be my first Michalak
      > design , I've also ordered the plans for the AF4 Grande [ also
      > through Chuck ] , actually it was just after this that I saw the
      > site of Steve Bosquette for the Misser , it looks like a really
      > idea , I had some thing similar in mind when I ordered the AF4G
      > plans , I just wanted to see the plans to see how it would work
      out ,
      > so I had to buy them of course , I've been looking at the Karl
      > Stambaugh design Redwing 21 pilothouse and also the 23 and really
      > like them but the only thing that worried me was the weight , the
      > AF4G with a Pilothouse looks like it will be considerably lighter ,
      > but I don't have to make a final decision for some time as I still
      > have several other projects to finish first ,
      > Steve if your there , did you run it by Jim Michalak about changing
      > the design before you started building and if so what did he say
      > Regards
      > David W

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