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by fishingdan
Thu May 12, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Power Tools for First time builder.
Replies: 16
Views: 1213

Re: Power Tools for First time builder.

Agree with most of the above plus one addition: - some kind of power saw. I found a circular saw to be faster than a jigsaw. The circular saw that I used was a 30 year old 7" craftsman. That actual saw doesn't matter much. What does matter? A circular saw that allows one to adjust the cutting depth....
by fishingdan
Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 Mounting Hardware
Replies: 7
Views: 1261

Re: FS17 Mounting Hardware

Looks great. Finish the rigging and go mess it up on a good fishing trip!
by fishingdan
Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: Here is WHY you use good plywood! **UPDATE on pg 6 **
Replies: 76
Views: 12520

Re: Here is WHY you use good plywood!!!

Thanks for posting this. It is a good example of "checking". People often ask what this is and it is tough to visualize without seeing it. Once people see it, they recognize it immediately. Best practices based on this example: - Use a BS1088 stamped ply for your boat even if you have to order it/sh...
by fishingdan
Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: OD18 in Arizona..SPLASHED..
Replies: 1070
Views: 85510

Re: OD18 in Arizona..SPLASHED..

Congratulations. You will remember that day forever.
by fishingdan
Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: DE 25 Performance #s
Replies: 12
Views: 3471

Re: DE 25 Performance #s

A beautiful boat. Well done! This is one of those posts that reminds us of the great benefit of these designs. Where else do you see a 25' boat of that style running those numbers with a 115hp engine???? Given the forecast for fuel prices later this year, this a huge benefit of these designs. The ru...
by fishingdan
Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: CS 25 Build North Carolina
Replies: 453
Views: 42682

Re: CS 25 Build North Carolina

jki4405 wrote:Hey everyone,

Thanks for all the great compliments. Its been a long 7 months. ....
LOL....Most spend a year on a 17-25ft boat and have less impressive results. Very well done!
by fishingdan
Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: 6HP design
Replies: 31
Views: 2407

Re: 6HP design

My main concern is profit. The cheapest and easiest seems to be the FL12 as sitandfish mentioned. The FS12 Looks like it will be faster but more money to build. How fast can a 6hp go anyway? I'll have to figure how much more the fl14 will be to make. Maybe bigger will sell quicker and sharpen my bo...
by fishingdan
Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: OB15 Downunder
Replies: 74
Views: 8160

Re: OB15 Downunder

Very nice!
by fishingdan
Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: easy or what
Replies: 9
Views: 770

Re: easy or what

One boat I built was from plans/patterns purchased from a competitor. Measuring and marking following the instructions from this site is a far superior method. I had plans for a 16' boat and built it. While marking the plywood from the provided patterns, I ran out of time and didn't have time again ...
by fishingdan
Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Recommend a saw
Replies: 9
Views: 1072

Re: Recommend a saw

For the panels a power circular saw works well, BUT it must have an adjustable blade depth. Set the blade to extend just below the panel surface and you can cut the gentle curves of these panels. For the few cuts needed here, any brand will do. Personally, I like the low end models of the profession...