Michalak Jon20 as a platform for a motor cruiser

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by jbo_c, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. jbo_c
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    This might show the stern a little more clearly.
     

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  2. jbo_c
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    Yes, weight aft will be some small concern. Haven't done firm calculations, but thinking maybe if I do cabin structure with 1/4" and foreword structure with 3/4", it will come close to balance. Will also have two batteries, so I can experiment with their location for balance as well.

    Thanks for bringing up good points to consider.

    Jbo
     
  3. jbo_c
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    Also, under way, all crew weight will be forward of center, so I think primary concern with trim will be at rest at night when "ballast" can be moved to best suit comfortable trim for sleeping.

    Does that sound like reasonable logic?

    Jbo
     

  4. Mr Efficiency
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    Seems like you have considered the weight distribution issues.
     
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