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by Dougster
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: XF20
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: XF20

Hey Don, here's a note I copied from Jacques somewhere on posting pics: -go to your gallery and open the picture (which means you gotta get a gallery and your pic in it) -mouse over the picture, right click and select "Copy Image Location" -paste that link in your message -highlight the link and cli...
by Dougster
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: SOBX Little Big Boat GV15
Replies: 31
Views: 813

Re: SOBX Little Big Boat GV15

Great and clever idea with the mirrors on the laser. Wish I'd known that on my other builds!

Dougster
by Dougster
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: mat australia sk14
Replies: 219
Views: 51813

Re: mat australia sk14

Looks great. You've got it set up much like mine, with a little outboard in the back, a nice sonar, and trolling motor on the nose. Last time out a big V boat mushing along throwing a big wake went right by me. I just nose toward the wake, which rolled right over my bow some and immediately ran out ...
by Dougster
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Lm18 madison wi
Replies: 77
Views: 23740

Re: Lm18 madison wi

Is that a Minn Kota Riptide trolling motor? I have one and love the spot lock feature. It looks nice on your beautiful build and I'm sure you'll love it.

Dougster
by Dougster
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: MG20 dimension
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: MG20 dimension

Never saw those plans but I'm with Oneway. I'd call it the "let it happen" approach. Just draw the lines fair with a batten and where they intersect is the bow tip. Let it happen :D

Dougster
by Dougster
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Preparing for GT27 build - questions
Replies: 228
Views: 10116

Re: Preparing for GT27 build - questions

Oops, I should add this. You often need another stick to clamp vertically from the top of the cleat up to prevent it from sliding up. So one sprung across the hull to bend the cleat against the hull and another vertically down the hull side holding the cleat down so it doesn't slide. Packing tape th...
by Dougster
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Preparing for GT27 build - questions
Replies: 228
Views: 10116

Re: Preparing for GT27 build - questions

You spoke of perfectly sized sticks to wedge/jam into the cleat and opposing side. You don't need perfectly sized, just some springy ones that are too long so you can bow them in. I've used that on all 4 of my builds and never a slip. Try dry fitting with some springy scrap sticks.

Dougster
by Dougster
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: OB 15
Replies: 265
Views: 42249

Re: OB 15

I'm joining in on the applause. That's a very pretty and functional ride for sure.

Dougster
by Dougster
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane
Replies: 900
Views: 46825

Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Agree on breast hook. I'm amazed at all of your skills.

Shaking his head Dougster
by Dougster
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: To Foam or Not to foam
Replies: 30
Views: 623

Re: To Foam or Not to foam

I like foam. To me it's a do it and forget it thing. I think of my foamed boats as surfboard like, with chines sides, etc. I want no drainage, not "better drainage". I'm sure there's other schools of thought. For sure the foam does stiffen the sole up and add some sound proofing. The sink proofing p...