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by texasrds
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: texasrds OD18 build mid-coast Texas
Replies: 207
Views: 22828

Re: texasrds OD18 build mid-coast Texas

Hey Tom,

I just ordered the prop today. I've been sick the last week or so and haven't gotten outside to finish anything up. Will post pics of completed boat here shortly and try and get it in the water before the end of the year and will update on the performance.

Randy.
by texasrds
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: texasrds OD18 build mid-coast Texas
Replies: 207
Views: 22828

Re: texasrds OD18 build mid-coast Texas

Well, I'll give a try at describing what I did for getting the T-Top legs installed. I must have had way to much coffee when I took my limited pics as most came out blurry but here the best of them. I have gone through a variety of ways of mounting the T-Top including the manufacturers recommendatio...
by texasrds
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: texasrds OD18 build mid-coast Texas
Replies: 207
Views: 22828

Re: texasrds OD18 build mid-coast Texas

Yes, I'm am trying to get it splashed by the end of the year!
by texasrds
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: texasrds OD18 build mid-coast Texas
Replies: 207
Views: 22828

Re: texasrds OD18 build mid-coast Texas

Alright guys. I'll be ordering the stainless steel PowerTech prop this week. Drilled 16 holes in a perfectly good sole of the boat this weekend and got the T-Top lower legs installed. Now I have to move the boat out of the garage to finish installing the T-Top and install the motor.

Randy.
by texasrds
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: texasrds OD18 build mid-coast Texas
Replies: 207
Views: 22828

Re: texasrds OD18 build mid-coast Texas

Hey Tom, thanks for taking the time to put together the information on the prop. It really helped and I appreciate it! I will be talking to PowerTech shortly. The price is a little scary compared to many others but I'll give them a shout and see what they can do. A newbie in the shallows with oyster...
by texasrds
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: texasrds OD18 build mid-coast Texas
Replies: 207
Views: 22828

Re: texasrds OD18 build mid-coast Texas

Thanks Tom. The majority of the time it will be just myself.

Randy.
by texasrds
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: texasrds OD18 build mid-coast Texas
Replies: 207
Views: 22828

Re: texasrds OD18 build mid-coast Texas

It is time to put the motor on the boat and get it all connected. Tom - I'm in need of a prop and wanted to check and get your thoughts on a place to start. I know you mentioned earlier in my thread something in a 14/15 pitch. The motor is a Mercury 60 elpt four stroke with standard rotation weighin...
by texasrds
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: OD18 - NH
Replies: 376
Views: 17312

Re: OD18 - NH

Your build is looking great. Glad to see another OD18 in the works. I had the same access / finishing issue with the spray rails and finally ended up just finishing the side that was "up" at the time and figured I would finish them once I flipped the boat. Well - I'm 98% done now with the boat finis...
by texasrds
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Builder Meets and Get Togethers
Topic: PlyWooden Boat show in Port Aransas TX
Replies: 56
Views: 21346

Re: PlyWooden Boat show in Port Aransas TX

Here is the latest on the Port Aransas Wooden Boat festival that was scheduled in a couple of weeks. Via email as of today: The Show Has Been Postponed The Port Aransas Wooden Boat Festival is not going to be held as planned after all. It turns out that Harvey's visit left Port A a lot worse off tha...
by texasrds
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OD18 - Bouyancy foam pouring technique
Replies: 6
Views: 530

Re: OD18 - Bouyancy foam pouring technique

I know this is about a month behind but I also found when pouring the foam (and yes mix and pour very quickly), I cut a couple of pieces of plywood that will cover each of your compartments your filling (and wrap with plastic/tape so foam doesn't stick) and place on top of the compartment after you ...