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by Dougster
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: SK14 Sweet Spot
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: SK14 Sweet Spot

I've got a Motorguide Terrova on the bow of my SK14, with the battery at the stern. I ran the power wire up the side under a split rub rail. The troll motor is on a quick disconnect mount and comes off in seconds, so I could switch to gas motor easily (if I had one). The bow mount troll motor is a j...
by Dougster
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: One Hell of the last two months.
Replies: 12
Views: 166

Re: One Hell of the last two months.

Eric, Shirley is fine, I was referring to Stickystuff and trying to take to heart his point of cherishing those we love day to day.

Dougster
by Dougster
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Sk14 build
Replies: 78
Views: 2611

Re: Sk14 build

Love that red! Going around the rubrail with the red instead of keeping it bright looks really sharp to me. Think I'll do that on the little cheap canoe I'm building. Sure look forward to your splash.

Dougster
by Dougster
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: One Hell of the last two months.
Replies: 12
Views: 166

Re: One Hell of the last two months.

I wish you the best and appreciate the cherish one day at a time advice.

Dougster
by Dougster
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Links to FS14ls
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Links to FS14ls

Fun video. Makes me want to get a little outboard for my SK14. Right now she runs with a motorguide troll motor on the bow and 50 lbs. of battery in the stern. Dunno if she could handle a 5 horse outboard in addition, but the troll motor dismounts in a flash. I've been looking fondly at the new Toha...
by Dougster
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Slow speed MarineEpoxy cure time needed?
Replies: 18
Views: 218

Re: Slow speed MarineEpoxy cure time needed?

I've used lots of marinepoxy and my experience is just what Fuzz and PeeWee say. If it's mixed right, it'll cure when the temp gets up over 60, even if that takes a while. I don't much worry about the temp, 'cuz it seems like it's always ready by the next day. You can of course work wet on wet witho...
by Dougster
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: SK14 Sweet Spot
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: SK14 Sweet Spot

My doubler starts at 36" forward of the transom, with the grab bar starting just forward of that. I wish I'd run the doubler further aft cuz my preferred seating is behind the grab bar and now I can't easily mount a seat there with no doubler. But you're right, standing at about 36" is a sweet spot ...
by Dougster
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Sk14 build
Replies: 78
Views: 2611

Re: Sk14 build

Genuine eye candy. You'll get plenty of looks at the ramp.

Dougster
by Dougster
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Alan's C17
Replies: 177
Views: 3507

Re: Alan's C17

Looking forward to your build! The best tip I can give I learned from Cracker Larry, who we have lost. He made a very good point about getting completely organized before you start laminating. Measure, cut, roll, and label the fiberglass pieces. Decide on a mixing procedure and always do it the same...
by Dougster
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 19 build
Replies: 983
Views: 28624

Re: FS 19 build

Beautiful. You are very talented. The attention to detail, forethought, and execution are just remarkable. If I had a hat on I'd take it off :)

Dougster