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by thb
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 in Steinhatchee
Replies: 410
Views: 15866

Re: FS17 in Steinhatchee

Hi Dutch, I have not done anything for several months now. Got side tracked playing with black powder revolvers and rifles. Built several rifles and I enjoy that. Shooting targets with both of them as I do not hunt. Can't see killing those beautiful animals. I would rather feed them and have the gam...
by thb
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Flooding in Steinhatchee
Replies: 9
Views: 3035

Re: Flooding in Steinhatchee

Thanks for all the positive comments. Things are getting better. It finally stopped raining yesterday afternoon. Total has got to be over 30 inches at this point. The folks along the river are flooded and my friend on Cooey's island took his wife out on a kayak so she could get to her car and go to ...
by thb
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Flooding in Steinhatchee
Replies: 9
Views: 3035

Flooding in Steinhatchee

Some of you may have seen this on one of the news channels but I will tell my tale of woe. It started raining on Thursday morning and did not stop until Sunday morning. Then it starts raining again on Sunday afternoon and finally stops Sunday night. 28+ inches of rain in total. My lake to the west o...
by thb
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: 17FS
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: 17FS

Fantastic looking FS17. Nice and simple and light I bet. I am also very interested in what speed you are getting out of it. My FS17 will have 50 HP tohatsu 4 stroke so a little less power than yours. Also curious how long it took you to build.

Great boat. Way to go.

Regards
Tom in Steinhatchee
by thb
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB19 or scaled OB21 vs GP21 vs PH22 for offshore use ?
Replies: 29
Views: 909

Re: OB19 or scaled OB21 vs GP21 vs PH22 for offshore use ?

Salty, Why not use your c17 and see how it does in your sea conditions going out to the rigs. Experience on the open ocean is something which needs to be listened to. The guys from Australia know a lot about big seas. I fished in a tournament in Tangaloma where they cancelled the tournament one day ...
by thb
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB19 or scaled OB21 vs GP21 vs PH22 for offshore use ?
Replies: 29
Views: 909

Re: OB19 or scaled OB21 vs GP21 vs PH22 for offshore use ?

I think the c21 would be very good offshore. High gunnels and good hull shape to handle the seas you may encounter going off to the rigs.

Regards
Tom
by thb
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 in Steinhatchee
Replies: 410
Views: 15866

Re: FS17 in Steinhatchee

Narfi, I did some research yesterday as well and decided that just because the vhf has nmea183 I do not need to use it. Too much trouble and I would imagine the display on the vhf will give me lat/long if I want it for redundancy. I like redundancy as we had it on most systems on the Boeing airplane...
by thb
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 1108
Views: 49149

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Narfi, I misinterpreted what all 3 corners you were talking about. I thought the corners were where the transom meets the gunnels and then the bow. If I were to try running a router with a round over bit and no bearing surface to guide the roller it would look like hell. You need an oversized bearin...
by thb
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 1108
Views: 49149

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Just sand them down to the approximate same shape. It will never be noticed at the end of the day. What weight glass cloth are you going to use on the gunnels?

Regards
Tom
by thb
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 in Steinhatchee
Replies: 410
Views: 15866

Re: FS17 in Steinhatchee

Hi all, OQ; I did not know that about red leds. Maybe next build. I do not expect to be out after dark much if ever. I would like to try flounder gigging and shrimping at night if I can find someone to go with me. I got the wiring harness issue sorted out as I found where those two unused 5 pin plug...