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by Dougster
Wed May 15, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Build log of LM18 RC LS
Replies: 498
Views: 13600

Re: Build log of LM18 RC LS

I have mostly used off the shelf 1x2 pine from HD, ripped in half on the table saw.

Dougster
by Dougster
Sun May 05, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS14- Bayou City Boat
Replies: 871
Views: 25397

Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

Put that ruler away, that foredeck looks great!

Dougster
by Dougster
Sat May 04, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF 16 build
Replies: 46
Views: 1127

Re: GF 16 build

Wow! Love that. It seems just perfect.

Dougster
by Dougster
Thu May 02, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C19 - Major Structural Issues Now Slowly Getting there - Stretching to 21 now!
Replies: 234
Views: 8535

Re: C19 - Major Structural Issues Now Slowly Getting there - Stretching to 21 now!

I see it like TomTom. It's not something I'm real familiar with, but the pic looks to me like the hull has a tiny bit of hog, not hook.

Dougster
by Dougster
Thu May 02, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Eastern NC SK-14
Replies: 80
Views: 1741

Re: Eastern NC SK-14

It's gonna fly. Mine will plane with the Tohatsu 5hp.

Dougster
by Dougster
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Eastern NC SK-14
Replies: 80
Views: 1741

Re: Eastern NC SK-14

Looks very nice and takes me back to mine at that stage. I like the big foredeck. What are your plans for power now? Mine supports 180 lb me behind the grab bar and the 50# battery and near 40# troll motor on the nose with no problem. The 5 hp propane Tohatsu gets it on plane too. She is tippy when ...
by Dougster
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Another SK14
Replies: 181
Views: 16517

Re: Another SK14

Good news here. First I called a prop shop---no deal, no 4 blade props to fit that little tohatsu 5. I thought, well I'll cut the transom down but first should try different trims. It has been set on the second hole up, with the first being the lowest trim. First I moved up to the 3rd hole, thinking...
by Dougster
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM18 LOW SHEER self bailing cockpit drain hole size
Replies: 21
Views: 434

Re: LM18 LOW SHEER self bailing cockpit drain hole size

I've got 1" drains in my little Plyak12 and when I tipped over a couple of times it took way too long to drain the cockpit. 1" isn't much. I'm thinking 2" :doh: There's probably data out there showing how many gallons per minute different size holes drain. You could then estimate how long your cockp...
by Dougster
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Port A XF 20
Replies: 143
Views: 4384

Re: Port A XF 20

Trailer looks good Pete. I'm available to help as needed come time to flip. Given my much vaunted massive upper body strength, some block and tackle, etc. may be necessary! Don't buy any, I may have enough. If need be come on by and take it home to work out the set up. Then I could come over for the...
by Dougster
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Panga 20 Build
Replies: 333
Views: 9264

Re: Panga 20 Build

I've never done any vacuum bagging, but it sounds like a lot of trouble for just the skeg and rub rail. The skeg is easy, just dry fit it, mark it, butter it with glue, and hold it on with straps around the hull. A trangle square or two butted against it will keep it square. Or drill pilot holes aft...