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by Gramps
Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FS13 - Bootje
Replies: 33
Views: 7887

Re: FS13 - Bootje

That's slick Dougster! Good find!
by Gramps
Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:18 am
Forum: Builder Meets and Get Togethers
Topic: 2016 Southeast Builders Meet- Homosassa, FL Oct. 21-23
Replies: 360
Views: 74151

Re: Southeastern Boat Builders Meet 2016

St. George Island is an awesome place. There are backwater areas for the smaller boats and not too far from some offshore fishing.
by Gramps
Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FS13 - Bootje
Replies: 33
Views: 7887

Re: FS13 - Bootje

Scott the PVC dowels help keep the panel edges aligned. This is my first build and everyone recommends using them, so I did. Taken from BayportBob's FS18 Blog "The other huge benefit of the dowels is that they help not only align the strips (edges), but also evened out the adjacent edges and greatly...
by Gramps
Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FS13 - Bootje
Replies: 33
Views: 7887

Re: FS13 - Bootje

Yeah she is a biggun Dougster! I like the look that some production boats have rather than the arc JMM uses. Do remember the side panels are only about 9" tall! So the additional 8" for the outboard makes it look rather humongous! I cut the drain from the start.... had not even given thought to the ...
by Gramps
Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Sure is quiet around here...
Replies: 131
Views: 7626

Re: Sure is quiet around here...

We are trying not to float away in the rains or sink in the mud down here in the Bayou City! The weather has been absolutely nuts, heck my Eggplant is still flowering, lettuce bolted to seed, Bhut Jolokia aka Ghost Pepper is still producing and so are the tomatoes... in DECEMBER! It's been in the up...
by Gramps
Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FS13 - Bootje
Replies: 33
Views: 7887

Re: FS13 - Bootje

Got a little more done this weekend. Weather has been weird around here, in the 70's last week, dropped with a rainy front this weekend and will be back to nearly 70 this week. Eh, I can't complain since I hate cold weather without snow. http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e76/OuCns/FS13/121315%20Stro...
by Gramps
Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: FS13
Replies: 11
Views: 1740

Re: FS13

Looks good Dougster! You've nearly got me beat :lol:

How difficult were the bottom panels up at the bow to join? Mine are pretty stiff but I have not played with them too much yet.
by Gramps
Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FS13 - Bootje
Replies: 33
Views: 7887

Re: FS13 - Bootje

How do you pronounce 'bootje'? Is it "boot-jay"? or "booge"? or something else? My brain insists on stopping to ponder this each time I cross this thread. Wife says it is "boo" - "che" I'll have to ask the Oma at Christmas for an official pronunciation. I have to admit, I don't have a need for this...
by Gramps
Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS17 Build
Replies: 122
Views: 10725

Re: FS 17 Build

Hope y'all did okay with the rain this weekend! It was nasty from NE Oklahoma all the way back to down to Houston on Saturday.

Good looking work there Park!
by Gramps
Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FS13 - Bootje
Replies: 33
Views: 7887

Re: FS13 - Bootje

Got to work on the boat a bit more this past week. I spent about 1 hour Tuesday night and 2-1/2 hours last night (Sunday) getting more work done. Tuesday was a day for joining panels and gluing the transom. I used 6oz biax tape, yes way overkill and not what JM spec'd, but I HATE woven fabric. Anyho...