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by caryb
Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:02 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Texas Sled
Replies: 144
Views: 22790

Cool design... The biggest question I have is about the draft while running. Would the flat bottom at the stern along with a motor set back allow you to run shallow enough to skip the "tunnel". I like the the smaller engine requirement as that reduces prop diameter hopefully reducing running draft b...
by caryb
Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:21 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Fishing Guide in the Marco Island Area
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Fishing Guide in the Marco Island Area

Planning a trip to the Naples/Marco island area and would like to know if any of you guys know a fishing guide down that way you would suggest.

Also, any recommendations for beach front lodgings would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Cary
by caryb
Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:52 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Thinking About Selling My Ph18 - Whats the best approach?
Replies: 6
Views: 2067

Thank you all for the suggestions. I will start the process soon and let you guys know how it turns out.

Jerry-rigged, I live in the first colony area near St. Laurence Catholic Church. Let me know if you want to come by and look at the boat.

CaryB
by caryb
Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:39 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Thinking About Selling My Ph18 - Whats the best approach?
Replies: 6
Views: 2067

Thinking About Selling My Ph18 - Whats the best approach?

So I built my Ph 18 a couple of years ago and really have not been able to use it as much as I have wanted to. Certainly not enough to justify the space it takes up in the garage. Any suggestions on the best way to sell a home-made boat. Would I be better to sell the motor separately as it was brand...
by caryb
Mon Nov 28, 2005 8:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Phantom 16 builders
Replies: 16
Views: 3057

I have a PH18 with a 90 hp 4 stroke Yamaha. I'm running a 17" pitch prop as well. At WOT I am doing about 42 mph. Hole shot is not a problem at all for me. She pops right up on plane. I even use it to pull the kids skiing. I know there are other with 90's on this hull that do better than I. I'm not ...
by caryb
Sat Nov 05, 2005 3:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Re-Fir coming (DX15)
Replies: 9
Views: 1168

Ron,

Are you still running the tunnel or are you going to fill that in? Also, can you say a little about the all around performance of the boat. Speed, handling, stability. I have been thinking about a smaller boat that I can handle by myself.

Thanks,

CaryB
by caryb
Mon Oct 17, 2005 7:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Navigation Light Installation Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1077

That is the way I mounted the nav lights on my PH18. Before I did so I read the Coast Guard regs on the topic. My recollection is that the only requirements for the Port/Starboard lights is that they be above the main deck sheer line. I recall this as it makes all the eyelid lights out of compliance...
by caryb
Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:00 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: First time boat: PH versus Panga
Replies: 11
Views: 1650

I have a PH 18 and I agree with Shine... for drifting across a flat and fishing it is hard to imagine a better boat than the PH 18. Stable roomy and the walk around deck is the envy of every fisherman that sees the boat. The problem that I have is that getting to the flats almost allways requires a ...
by caryb
Tue Oct 04, 2005 6:38 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: transom question on the phantom 16
Replies: 9
Views: 1623

I never ran the boat with out it so it is hard to talk to the differences. For me, the PH18 would not fit my usage profile without the jack plate. At a minimum it probably buys about 4" of reduced draft. The boat also runs much faster with the motor higher (less drag). I had to put a dolefin on to r...
by caryb
Fri Sep 30, 2005 5:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: transom question on the phantom 16
Replies: 9
Views: 1623

I think this is the best one I have...

http://gallery.bateau2.comdisplayimage.php?pos=-5631

CaryB