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by CHarris
Wed Sep 05, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: What happened to the lapstrake rowboat design?
Replies: 3
Views: 768

What happened to the lapstrake rowboat design?

I was looking through the small boat designs and noticed that one seems to be missing. It was a glued plywood lapstrake row boat. I always thought it would be a nice boat to build but now it is missing. Is it still for sale?


Chris
OD-18
by CHarris
Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:23 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: FS17 power questions.....
Replies: 22
Views: 3730

I put a 40hp on my OD18, the recommened size from Jacques. Even though the study plans say that it can take a max 70hp, I have never felt the need for anything larger than a 40hp. BTW, the 40hp at WOT runs at 30mph.


Chris
OD18
by CHarris
Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:41 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: OS19?
Replies: 7
Views: 1286

Do you mean the OB19?


Chris
OD18
by CHarris
Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OD18, to skeg or not? Spray rails too?
Replies: 51
Views: 8350

Larry, I used short screws that did not penetrate into the inside of the boat. With the two 1/4" top panels overlapping and the first 1/4" strip for the spray rail, you already have a 3/4" thickness to work with. No need to penetrate all the way through. I built mine in my driveway and was the only ...
by CHarris
Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OD18, to skeg or not? Spray rails too?
Replies: 51
Views: 8350

Larry, I put my sprayrail on the upper panel. Since that panel is 1/4" thick, I laminated two layers of 1/4" plywood for the sprayrail. Total 3/4" thick. I glued the layers to the boat seperate, one layer at a time. I positioned the strips with wood screws first without glue, then I backed the screw...
by CHarris
Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: OD-16 Launch in Michigan
Replies: 23
Views: 5861

Great job!! I think that is the first tiller steered Od16 that I've seen. Very nice job.


Chris
OD-18
by CHarris
Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OD18, to skeg or not? Spray rails too?
Replies: 51
Views: 8350

I put a skeg and sprayrail on my OD and have never regretted it. I laminated 2 1x2's together for the skeg. I used two layers of 1/4" plywood for the sprayrails. While underway, you can see the sprayrails doing their job. I have never gotten wet once in the OD. Without them, it would be a much wette...
by CHarris
Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:28 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Fire Extinguisher mounting?
Replies: 26
Views: 4029

Since I have side mount controls, I mounted mine under the controls on the side of my console.

I mounted some rod holders on the other side.

Chris
OD18
by CHarris
Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: pensacola wade fishing?
Replies: 3
Views: 1127

Mike, Drive over the Pensacola Bay bridge to Gulf Breeze. Go to Shoreline Park. Start wading from there east. There are some very productive grassbeds there where you might get some nice specks, flounder, and or reds. Or, you can drive east through Gulf Breeze along Hwy 98. Right outside Gulf Breeze...
by CHarris
Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: My OD 18 Floats!
Replies: 19
Views: 3192

Great job Brent. I never tire of looking at the lines of an OD18. They are beautiful boats and yours is no exception.

You'll find out soon enough that the only thing more fun than building one is using one. I take mine out as much as possible.

Enjoy your success!!!


Chris
OD18