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by gatorgrizz27
Sat May 13, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Laguna Madre 18
Replies: 36
Views: 3408

Re: Laguna Madre 18

Gatorgrizz, I'll give the rough dimensions. At the bottom of the transom it'll be around 42" wide, at the widest the chines are close to 50" apart. For the exact dimensions please consult the plans. Thanks very much, that was what I was looking for. Just to have an idea of the stability and speed c...
by gatorgrizz27
Fri May 12, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Laguna Madre 18
Replies: 36
Views: 3408

Re: Laguna Madre 18

Fantastic! I saw that it was 10" wider than the FS18, do you happen to have the max bottom widths and transom widths at the chimes? I haven't been able to find them for the FS18 anywhere. You will really need to buy the plans to get these. Plans are a small part of the cost of the build. I have abo...
by gatorgrizz27
Fri May 12, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: PH16 K.I.S.S.
Replies: 10
Views: 1030

Re: PH16 K.I.S.S.

I'm a big fan of the bare bones/minimalist myself. Weight and cost savings, less clutter in the way, less cleanup time, etc. Fly fishing lends itself to this, no cast net, chum/bucket, livewell, giant tackle bag, etc. A rod, a fly box, a spool of tippet, and a few spare leaders. I'm working on a sma...
by gatorgrizz27
Fri May 12, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Laguna Madre 18
Replies: 36
Views: 3408

Re: Laguna Madre 18

Fantastic! I saw that it was 10" wider than the FS18, do you happen to have the max bottom widths and transom widths at the chimes? I haven't been able to find them for the FS18 anywhere.
by gatorgrizz27
Thu May 11, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: FS-18 (wide body)
Replies: 16
Views: 1785

Re: FS-18 (wide body)

Thank you Jacques! I had asked about this boat awhile ago (except for the tunnel), I'm glad to see it coming to life! For the $ it takes to build a really nice FS18, I was worried it would just be a bit too limited. I had also been looking at the FS17 LS, but the added capabilities of that hull make...
by gatorgrizz27
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Lamination schedule for SUP paddle and stakeout pole?
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: Lamination schedule for SUP paddle and stakeout pole?

Thanks Jacques, my mistake. No worries on actual calculations, I was just looking for a general standard. What do people typically use for the FS13 grab bars and similar?
by gatorgrizz27
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Lamination schedule for SUP paddle and stakeout pole?
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Lamination schedule for SUP paddle and stakeout pole?

This seems like the best place to ask due the the experienced members on here. I'm wanting to build both a paddle and stakeout pole/shallow water anchor for a stand up paddle board. I am considering using the fiberglass or carbon fiber sleeves from soller composites, which I believe were using on Jo...
by gatorgrizz27
Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Super Light SC16
Replies: 367
Views: 29986

Re: Super Light SC16

Beautiful build! I'm glad to see you met your goals, I'm on the brink of following suit. Did you only end up using 4 sheets of the 4mm ply? I see the plans call for 6 sheets total, but I assume the 2 thicker sheets are for the frames and decks which were omitted. How would you compare the stability ...
by gatorgrizz27
Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: FS14_LS vs SK14 and 9.9HP
Replies: 4
Views: 745

Re: FS14_LS vs SK14 and 9.9HP

There is also the SC 16 which would be a good match for your engine and enough capacity if it is capable enough for your needs.

Many 9.9 2-strokes can also become 15's with a carb swap, I'm not sure if yours can or not.
by gatorgrizz27
Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Sea capable FS14?
Replies: 7
Views: 1252

Re: Sea capable FS14?

The FS14 is not a self-bailing design from the plans I've seen. This means if you take on water faster than you can get it out, you will be in trouble. Very different from an inflatable. Small boats can be very capable in rough conditions, look at the Hobie Power Skiffs. 15' boats that were designed...