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by Mike Adams
Mon May 19, 2008 7:47 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: New venture, input appreciated
Replies: 65
Views: 8444

Hi Larry, I haven't posted to this forum for nearly two years now ( 8O ) but I check it every now and then to see what's going on and just couldn't resist replying to your post. All the advice you have received here is good advice and you certainly need to consider the problems that could arise, but...
by Mike Adams
Fri Nov 10, 2006 7:35 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: The Worst Day I've Had In a Long Time
Replies: 8
Views: 1436

Josh,

I can only imagine your pain, but please know that my prayers are with you and your family.

Mike
by Mike Adams
Wed Nov 08, 2006 5:03 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Pictures of an FL14 in progress
Replies: 3
Views: 1608

I really enjoy building this thing. The satisfaction is tremendous. Who would ever need therapy when you could just build a boat? Now I have to find a way to break it to my wife that I want to build a sail boat. I know exactly what you mean! I thoroughly enjoyed building 'Lake Dreamer' and would lo...
by Mike Adams
Wed Nov 08, 2006 6:24 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Pictures of an FL14 in progress
Replies: 3
Views: 1608

Nice job, Kevin! Your construction is very clean and your modification to the rear seat looks good. It will give your boat that special unique character that we all seem to like to achieve. I see you've put in some side bins as I did - you will find these very useful to keep things out of the way. I...
by Mike Adams
Sun Nov 05, 2006 12:05 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Wisconsin FL-14
Replies: 35
Views: 10315

You are making good progress, dj! I wouldn't worry about the ply not being BS1088. The FL14 is a displacement hull and you can even use good quality exterior ply in lieu of marine ply if you want to. (Looks as if your plywood is a lot better than the exterior ply I used on mine, anyway). I would ech...
by Mike Adams
Mon Oct 23, 2006 10:15 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: FL-14
Replies: 5
Views: 815

I view the flotation foam as insurance - you might never have had to lodge a claim before, but I bet that wouldn't stop you insuring your house, car, boat, etc, would it?! :wink: If you are prepared to accept the risk then by all means dispense with the foam and utilise the space for storage. I have...
by Mike Adams
Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:39 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: LB 26
Replies: 7
Views: 1483

Re: LB 26

There's a lot of us waiting for this one, Jacques!

Konaphil - Jacques posted some renderings of the LB26 here:
http://gallery.bateau2.com/forum/viewto ... ght=#83730

Mike
by Mike Adams
Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:39 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FL14 (in Texas) - FINISHED!
Replies: 161
Views: 32166

Re: Absolutely beautiful

Hi Kakupper, Andrey is correct, it's no big deal to add supportsfor the gunwale deck. I would not bother cutting your frames, though - just glue some supports made from scrap ply to either side of the curved frame tops to square them off. These extra pieces will be hardly noticeable under the deck. ...
by Mike Adams
Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:19 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FL14 (in Texas) - FINISHED!
Replies: 161
Views: 32166

Congratulations Andrey - nice job! I like the contrasting dark gunwales/rubrails with the white hull - very sharp. If you are having trouble with the oars jumping out of the oarlocks, you could try the type that I have fitted on "Lake Dreamer". (I got these from Jacques): http://gallery.bateau2.com/...
by Mike Adams
Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:22 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Help designing the TW34 (Trawler 34).
Replies: 130
Views: 23551

The Albin Classic 36' Aft Cabin is nice: http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/12644/Albin%20Classic%2036_%20Aft%20Cabin.jpg More details of this one at http://www.pilothouseonline.com/albin36cb.htm And here's another example: http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/12644/normal_Albin%20Clas...