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by Dougster
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Fit and finish
Replies: 4
Views: 1861

Re: Fit and finish

Templates for sure. $11 bought me several 4' by 8' sheets of cheap 1/8" luan or maybe it was doorskin panels that I used and re-used for templates. Marine ply is pretty dear and I'm not skilled enough to get the first cut right most of the time on curved surfaces. There's a technique for drawing cur...
by Dougster
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SK14 in TX
Replies: 38
Views: 12155

Re: SK14 in TX

I had to press my frames in pretty hard. Eventually I realized the bottom panels were not laying flat and by pressing down vertically on the frames I could flatten them, which bowed the side panels out nicely and let the frames fit. Take your time and post pics as Fuzz said.

Dougster
by Dougster
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SK14 in TX
Replies: 38
Views: 12155

Re: SK14 in TX

Yes you'd fly with 8. I use a 5 hp Tohatsu propane outboard and get 12 mph on plane. That's with a good 80lbs or ore of battery and trolling motor on the nose. With another two guys in it I get just under 10 mph. I'd just go with 6hp, but then I don't care much about speed. The propane is great: no ...
by Dougster
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: I'm New Here
Replies: 15
Views: 4671

Re: I'm New Here

I know you can. All you gotta do is start and not quit.

Dougster
by Dougster
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SK14 in TX
Replies: 38
Views: 12155

Re: SK14 in TX

Yes what Fuzz and Reid say. It's no big deal and easy. Take an hour. Like Fuzz said, cut a zip, stick in a spacer (nail, popsicle stick, etc. between it and the next zip. Replace cut zip, move on to the next one, repeat process right down the panel. No problem. Then work a bit more with the bow and ...
by Dougster
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Cape Man's Dory
Replies: 2473
Views: 241187

Re: Cape Man's Dory

Thanks for the page 198 direction Capeman. I should have remembered that and gone back to find it on my own. I'm thinking that fit may work on my LB22. Don't much want a Bimini top on her, but the umbrella top could be stashed out of the way in the cabin. You're the man.

Dougster
by Dougster
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Cape Man's Dory
Replies: 2473
Views: 241187

Re: Cape Man's Dory

Very cool Father's Day. I sure like the idea of that umbrella. When it's folded down but still in its holder can it withstand running at 25 to 30 mph? Is it in a holder or two like this: https://www.amazon.com/Dilwe-Umbrella-Adjustable-Stainless-Mounting/dp/B07F8WN82D/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=Bo...
by Dougster
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SK14 in TX
Replies: 38
Views: 12155

Re: SK14 in TX

Congratulations on graduation and the build project. I built one and love it. It's a fun project that ends up with a fun boat. Keep posting and many will follow along.

Dougster
by Dougster
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build
Replies: 642
Views: 79467

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Wow, so sorry to see that. I used EMC on the little SK14 and had such a different experience. Makes me wonder what's goin on with the stuff. I know I'd take a week off at least to re-group. It's cosmetic and fixable for sure, the cost being time and/or money. At my stage in life I'd give thought to ...
by Dougster
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Lm18 madison wi
Replies: 110
Views: 33513

Re: Lm18 madison wi

That first cut on your pretty build would be hard for me too. It would be a huge project for me 'cuz I struggle with the engine control/steering stuff but I've no doubt you'll be very happy with the console control when finished.

Dougster