55039Re: Smaller Sneakeasy
- Aug 8, 2007I got a little farther with the design. Still need to refine the
sheer a little. I raked the bow stem a tiny bit so if you trim the
weight a little forward to lift the transom to the waterline for lower
drag at displacement speeds it will not look nose down and still looks
correct when trimmed level.
Also trying as an option a shallow V in the forward 1/3 of the hull
bottom. This may reduce pounding and drumming without the complexity
of a box keel.
I am still trying to decide on the minimum plywood thickness. I think
the origional had 3/8" sides and a 1/2" bottom. I am sure that I
could get by with 6mm(1/4") sides and 9mm(3/8") bottom if I use Okoume
but I wonder if I could get by with 4mm sides and 6mm bottom?
I want to make it as light as possible and still handle at least 8HP.
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