XF20 Mod Flats/Flounder rig build

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Re: XF20 Mod Flats/Flounder rig build

Post by jacquesmm » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:10 am

IF it becomes necessary, let's start another thread for the SK14.

Yes, your frames look loose. Since it is a kit, there are no panel errors.
Several were built from kits but came together nicely.
Tony Nestor from TMS built one and posted pictures. Let em find the thread and look at his frames to see if he needed a strap there.


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Re: XF20 Mod Flats/Flounder rig build

Post by jacquesmm » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:19 am

Here is one thread:
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=61155&start=10

Another one here:
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=61404&hilit=sk14

and more:
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=61727&hilit=sk14

In each case frame A looks a little loose but the gap closes as they progress.
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Re: XF20 Mod Flats/Flounder rig build

Post by MrPaul » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:47 am

puppydrumn wrote:
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:11 pm
Mr. Paul, hows your boat coming??
My boat is coming along slowly. My neighbor is restoring an old whaler and his fairing job came out really nice. I'm trying to get the x.f. just as fair as my neighbor's boat...and it's taking forever. I've discovered that fairing is difficult for a rookie when you want it to come out as close to perfect as possible. My neighbor used to work for marine max when he was in college so he has lots of experience. I, on the other hand, have 0 experience other than what I've learned on this forum.

Looks like you're doing 2 boats at once. You definitely have an acute case of bbv.

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Re: XF20 Mod Flats/Flounder rig build

Post by Dutch1 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:45 pm

MrPaul wrote:
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:47 am
I've discovered that fairing is difficult for a rookie when you want it to come out as close to perfect as possible.
I hear ya on that! At least we will know what to do and not to do for the next build!

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Re: XF20 Mod Flats/Flounder rig build

Post by puppydrumn » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:07 pm

Jacques or others, I found a great deal on a 2010 115 optimax showing 375 lbs. what's your thoughts on using it on this build, knowing how it is built. Thanks :doh:
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Re: XF20 Mod Flats/Flounder rig build

Post by AmbitiousRookie » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:17 pm

I keep thinking of a home improvement analogy arr arr more power lol

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Re: XF20 Mod Flats/Flounder rig build

Post by puppydrumn » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:22 pm

Got the console assembled this evening, it is a large console but I like the height and the width. I think it will fit well being this is a flat decked boat with no sides. Should have around 30" walk around on both sides.
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Re: XF20 Mod Flats/Flounder rig build

Post by puppydrumn » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:26 pm

Front seat allows for plenty of storage for fuel tank. Plan on walling it off and using the controls side for battery's with plenty of room for any other storage.
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Re: XF20 Mod Flats/Flounder rig build

Post by Jeff » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:58 pm

Puppydrumn, that console looks great!! Glad you cut it yourself!! Jeff

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Re: XF20 Mod Flats/Flounder rig build

Post by cape_fisherman » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:00 pm

I know you said you would wall off the tank compartment, but will that be enough to stop fumes from entering the battery side?

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