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by silentneko
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Cheap boarding ladder for small boat
Replies: 7
Views: 128

Re: Cheap boarding ladder for small boat

This was the ladder I build and ultimately stopped using. ladder.jpg This is what I replaced it with. I added some backing cleats to the gunnel and used bolts with wing nuts on it so I could quickly add it or take it away depending on the trip. It wasn't that obtrusive so I left it on most of the ti...
by silentneko
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Cheap boarding ladder for small boat
Replies: 7
Views: 128

Re: Cheap boarding ladder for small boat

Have you tried to use it yet. I ask because I made something similar a few years ago for scalloping trips and had major issues. I went with pvc first, but it was to slick when wet. So I switched to glassed plywood strips with nonskid on top. It was better, but still didn't function well. The problem...
by silentneko
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 1329
Views: 128393

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Wow. 950lbs without the motor? I hope mine comes in a bit lighter or I'll be scraping bottom most days, lol.
by silentneko
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 1329
Views: 128393

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

including the motor and rigging..... I'm guessing 900lbs
by silentneko
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 After 10 Years
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: FS17 After 10 Years

This was the exact reason I raised my sole 1" and spent a good amount of time trying to work out the balance. I think this boat would do better with a light old school 2 stroke, but that's not the world we live in anymore. The newer 4-strokes and DI 2-strokes might be to heavy for the stock design a...
by silentneko
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build
Replies: 680
Views: 91012

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Wraps cost to much and a pro paint job is more then this hull is worth. If something doesn't go well soon I might just camo it to hide everything. I'm going to finish it because I don't know what else to do. How long I actually keep it before building a better hull I don't know. It's just a head gam...
by silentneko
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build
Replies: 680
Views: 91012

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

I'm just trying to justify 3 years of my life. I don't even care about the money much, but I can't get the time back and I feel it was wasted mostly. My paint drama continues. I just messed up this coat so bad I'll need to grind it off again. Drip city. It was my fault this time as I tried to get th...
by silentneko
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build
Replies: 680
Views: 91012

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Thanks Narfi, I needed that, lol. I think the part that is most disappointing to me is this isn't my first build. This is my 4th and by far the worst fit and finish I've managed imho. A consideration to keep going is what happens in 2-3 years. I'm already planning a replacement, but the 60hp might n...
by silentneko
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build
Replies: 680
Views: 91012

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

With that said, I am really starting to struggle with the financial aspect of this build. I'm not happy with the boat at all, and I'm sure I am north of 10k already. Looking over her today I can see there is not a straight edge or panel in the boat thanks to the early issues, and the floor still has...
by silentneko
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build
Replies: 680
Views: 91012

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

I got the water issue handled. The added dessicant filter combined with drafting air from inside the house via a hose worked well. That's the good news. The bad news is the boat looks like shit. I had to sand off the primer I applied because it was rough and hardened like cement. Normally the harden...