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by Fishwater
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: FS18 Rounded vs Hard Chine
Replies: 12
Views: 764

Re: FS18 Rounded vs Hard Chine

I built the rounded chine FS18. If I had to do it over, I'd build it as designed. With someone on the bow, the chine is below water and makes no difference. Just my $0.02.
by Fishwater
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Hurricane Harvey
Replies: 27
Views: 1086

Re: Hurricane Harvey

Our house in Port A made through unscathed. Thank God for new construction and giant dunes protecting it.

My house in Houston still has 3' of water. It's a mess. The good news is the FS18 had enough positive buoyancy to float the trailer and is undamaged in my garage.
by Fishwater
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Shortening fs18
Replies: 15
Views: 1149

Re: Shortening fs18

Not sure why this hasn't been mentioned but you can scale 10% in length or width or both. Scale it down 10% in length and it's nearly 16'. It's a different boat though. You'll certainly lose draft. I have a 25 Yamaha 2 stroke and it's perfect on the FS18. I have a buddy who just got rid of his FS18 ...
by Fishwater
Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Custom Builder List
Replies: 14
Views: 1435

Re: Custom Builder List

I'd build one.
Houston, TX

Assuming the buyer is paying for the trailer, I'd deliver from anywhere in Texas, east to the Atlantic as long as it's south of the Mason Dixon.
by Fishwater
Mon May 08, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Mikem59 FS18 Build
Replies: 418
Views: 42747

Re: Mikem59 FS18 Build

I have the same jack plate and had the same issues. Drill and through bolt that outboard. The second or third time I had mine out, I was just pulling out of the no wake zone in the harbor and got up in plane. I turned around because I'd forgotten to put on the kill switch chord. The outboard was rot...
by Fishwater
Mon May 01, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: FS-18 (wide body)
Replies: 16
Views: 1593

Re: FS-18 (wide body)

Is this being designed with a tiller in mind or remote steering?
by Fishwater
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: XF20 Mod Flats/Flounder rig build
Replies: 262
Views: 18496

Re: XF20 Mod Flats/Flounder rig build

What part of the country are you in?
by Fishwater
Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: K2FS18
Replies: 255
Views: 17426

Re: K2FS18

I used perfection on my entire boat.
A few weeks ago, I pulled the boat out of state fishing. Several guys who'd never seen it before commented how much it looked like a production boat. I attribute much of that to the paint. Really good stuff.

Your boat's coming along nicley btw.
by Fishwater
Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB17 Custom Tweeks
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: OB17 Custom Tweeks

Haven't looked at the plans but the rule of thumb is you can go plus or minus 10% in length and/or width. The nesting will get all jacked up though and cost you more. Jacques does a really good job using as little plywood as possible for each of his designs. Also, order the metric plans as it'll be ...
by Fishwater
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:42 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Steve's FS18
Replies: 277
Views: 17459

Re: Steve's FS18

Based on the previous pic, I think you're good. Two overlapped 6" tape on every seem inside and out. Then the 12oz fabric, one layer inside and out. I think you're good.

Nice glass work btw.