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by Dougster
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: SK14 and FS13 Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: SK14 and FS13 Questions

I have the SK14 and it is stable, but I'm careful standing up and walking around the grab bar. Haven't had it in a chop yet, but I know I'd want the SK14 for that. 'Course I'm getting older and my balance isn't as good as it used to be. Regarding the ply question, the huge consensus here is to use m...
by Dougster
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trailer for a LM18
Replies: 34
Views: 789

Re: Trailer for a LM18

I'm not too experienced, but have looked around on Craigslist here (Texas hill country) and they are pricey. Hard to find a good used one w/o a boat on it. $800 seems pretty good, especially if you go price a nice new custom aluminum one 8O

Dougster
by Dougster
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trailer for a LM18
Replies: 34
Views: 789

Re: Trailer for a LM18

I'm sure the LM18 will fit on there, you can easily adjust the bunks and winch post. The trailer will probably be a little stiff, since the Carolina Skiff will be much heavier than your build. I've heard of taking a leaf out of trailer springs to loosen 'em up, but never done it. Folks who know more...
by Dougster
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM18 in Perry, GA
Replies: 110
Views: 2813

Re: LM18 in Perry, GA

No doubt about it's worth it. My dad died when I was 9, but I still have fond memories of him building a rabbit hutch and me "helping". I'm quite sure that wanting to make something with my hands go way back to that.

Dougster
by Dougster
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Eric's C21
Replies: 2392
Views: 72555

Re: Eric's C21

Your in rough waters. We here in the harbor do keep you in mind and will hold your slip open for your return.

Dougster
by Dougster
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: It pays to get your hardware in as you build
Replies: 11
Views: 244

Re: It pays to get your hardware in as you build

I gave up on the toggle bolt idea and just used big coarse thread screws into over drilled/filled with wood flour epoxy and re drilled. The screws went in very tightly and everything is bedded in 5200. It seems way solid.

Dougster
by Dougster
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: It pays to get your hardware in as you build
Replies: 11
Views: 244

Re: It pays to get your hardware in as you build

I'd already laid my sole when I got the same grab rail, but my cleats were the same and I did just what you plan. It's rock solid.

Dougster
by Dougster
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS14- Bayou City Boat
Replies: 458
Views: 11816

Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

I envy all your energy. Full work day in the heat then build a boat on the side! Oh, and, propane smoker? That sounds interesting. I have an old, much used Cookshack electric smoker I like, but haven't seen a propane one.

Dougster
by Dougster
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Franks SK14 from Japan
Replies: 85
Views: 2841

Re: Franks SK14 from Japan

This one sure is gonna look good. Looks like plenty of progress in a short time to me.

Dougster
by Dougster
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: Launching Lemonaide: Cheap Canoe
Replies: 15
Views: 394

Re: Launching Lemonaide: Cheap Canoe

Yeah, may Plyak12 is probably 80 lbs or so and a lot for me. 125 lbs would make me check out the Academy McClains trailers. And I get the couch for sure.

Dougster