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by fallguy1000
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread
Replies: 73
Views: 810

Re: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread

I have considered the Sk28, in fact - it's not set up to fish and trailering it is ridiculous but it's actually so much more efficient that if I had more free time I could almost break even running it the whole length of Georgia Strait, around Vancouver Island, up the strait of Juan de Fuca and out...
by fallguy1000
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread
Replies: 73
Views: 810

Re: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread

I've only ever had small boats... Well, keep doing that until your wallet is unbearably heavy, then go bigger until it feels light again. I can't remember the last time I took my heavy boat out and only spent $200 on fuel. And it is much smaller than your maximum size (although it is normal for me ...
by fallguy1000
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Little chilly today
Replies: 54
Views: 674

Re: Little chilly today

Yesterday, I 'de-snowed' the putting green and at 8:30 I sprayed snow mold preventer.

Ridiculously late.

Never again.
by fallguy1000
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread
Replies: 73
Views: 810

Re: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread

Christer, this has to be the most exasperating thread I have seen. You have talked about building boats from 21’ to 30+’ on the one hand, while on the other hand you talk about “economy” and saving on engine costs. I don’t know your personal circumstances, but there are HUGE differences between the...
by fallguy1000
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread
Replies: 73
Views: 810

Re: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread

I was hoping you'd critique that hull shape more than the framing. Most of his hull shapes come from the Sucher books or from the old Texas Dory plans, nothing special. This one is a flat bottom, beach able dory style (Pacific Dory). They are beachable but they slam. That hull shape has rocker, it ...
by fallguy1000
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread
Replies: 73
Views: 810

Re: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread

Please don't build a Spira. Many of his boats are made with 2x4's, panels don't bend, difficult to build. I was hoping you'd critique that hull shape more than the framing. Again, only presented to get Christer to realize....he's gonna need a bigger boat.... ... and to avoid the trailerable trap.
by fallguy1000
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread
Replies: 73
Views: 810

Re: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread

cracked_ribs wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:41 pm
That guy's stuff always looks really heavily framed to me, although some of his designs have pretty nice lines.
I only point it out because he ought to build to fit his slip.

Bigger than a trailerable.
by fallguy1000
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread
Replies: 73
Views: 810

Re: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread

More questions came by email but I want to reply on the forum. Discussions on the forum will help hundreds of readers. Christers asked about elimination or reducing the size of a cross beam in order to add bow rider style seating forward of the console as in the Hankinson design. It is not possible...
by fallguy1000
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread
Replies: 73
Views: 810

Re: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread

There's a new contender, Schionning Marine's Prowler VT650: http://www.schionningdesigns.com.au/upl/website/prowler-vt650/Vt650BowriderwMotors30.jpg Fantastic looking boat, and suits my program perfectly. I guess the CT22 could be built to look similar to the VT650... There is a lot to like about a...