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by R00kie
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 low hp performance
Replies: 13
Views: 666

Re: FS17 low hp performance

Pretty slooow. Think Chrysler K car slow....
by R00kie
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Would a 8-10 gal baitwell be OK?
Replies: 13
Views: 1034

Re: Would a 8-10 gal baitwell be OK?

I put a 5 gal. cut out in my nephew's 12' skiff and it worked great if you don't mind keeping the Mr. Bubbles D cells alive. The advantage of a permanent well on anything larger is that you can plumb it with a feed and drain and a 12V permanent Mr. Bubbles. You never forget to bring the shrimp bucke...
by R00kie
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Would a 8-10 gal baitwell be OK?
Replies: 13
Views: 1034

Re: Would a 8-10 gal baitwell be OK?

Home Depot sells black polyethylene 1/2"×1/2" mesh that works great as a shrimp rest. I used ice maker tubing to frame the bottom against the sides to keep the shrimp from crawling behind the mesh.
by R00kie
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 Ls vs Regular sheer
Replies: 11
Views: 4298

Re: FS17 Ls vs Regular sheer

I have stuffed my FS17 regular sheer into waves twice. Both times nearly stopping from 23 mph+. Both times stayed dry. Reduced sheer would have been a lot more exciting....
by R00kie
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS19 (-5%) in GA
Replies: 329
Views: 49932

Re: FS19 (-5%) in GA

I flipped my FS17 over the transom axis. Almost no stress that way
by R00kie
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: 3M Microballoons
Replies: 0
Views: 12834

3M Microballoons

I have several 5 gallon buckets of 3M 16,000 PSI micro balloons available. $25.00 ea. For local pickup. Daphne, AL
by R00kie
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Experimental FS12
Replies: 20
Views: 23430

Re: Experimental FS12

It is getting used between the usual social engagements typical of 15 yr. old boys. Several aborted trips due to the ancient Evinrude 15 hp. I think most of the gremlins have been fixed. Nice riding boat. One construction error needs repair. The 'A' bulkhead is foam sandwiched with glass and I trimm...
by R00kie
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS19 (-5%) in GA
Replies: 329
Views: 49932

Re: FS19 (-5%) in GA

You are going to love those spray rails. I put them on my FS17 and it is the driest 17' boat that I know of
by R00kie
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Layout dreaming/designing (FS17)
Replies: 148
Views: 11547

Re: Layout dreaming/designing (FS17)

Trolling motors change the balance a good bit. I started with the console a little forward of the recommended location thinking that the TM would only be part time and that I would always have a second ice chest aft. The TM stays onboard ful time and one nice sized ice chest with a fish bag works fo...
by R00kie
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS14LS or DS15 or PH15 or somthing else?
Replies: 27
Views: 977

Re: FS14LS or DS15 or PH15 or somthing else?

There have been a few ways guys attach their splash rails, from screws, scraps and taping them. You have a little time to find your way of doing it. Some like to get everything faired up and then attach them and other like to attach them right after the glass is laid. [/quote] I found that the easie...