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by Dougster
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C19
Replies: 21
Views: 821

Re: C19

Big nice castors for sure. My LB22 build took years and two of the castors flattened out a bit.

Dougster
by Dougster
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM18 in Perry, GA
Replies: 403
Views: 21106

Re: LM18 in Perry, GA

It does need to be mixed pewtty well. I've had soft spots where it wasn't well mixed. I use weight to measure most of the time. I put part A on a flat board set on my postal scale. Then figure the weight needed for part B, and add. For tiny areas I use a plastic tablespoon or teaspoon.

Dougster
by Dougster
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: C17 in the bayou
Replies: 447
Views: 20271

Re: C17 in the bayou

I like that spray well color setting of the hull and also think the strap is a good idea. It may be worth checking to see if it "necks" the sheer out of fair any. I'm sure you would have already noticed that though. It did on my LB22 but was a quick fix by putting a springy board around the sheer an...
by Dougster
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: C17 in the bayou
Replies: 447
Views: 20271

Re: C17 in the bayou

A very big day! Gonna be a beauty on the water, congratulations. Looking forward to layout work pics.


Dougster
by Dougster
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Smaller pontoon boat- EC24 or PC20 but shorter?
Replies: 27
Views: 2248

Re: Smaller pontoon boat- EC24 or PC20 but shorter?

Sounds like a really fun project to me, and I hope you build it. I agree with the bow mount trolling motor---makes for easy maneuvering. It also allows for the option of adding a little gas kicker on the stern if later desired. I know I harp on it a bit, but so far I'm loving the 5 horse Tohatsu pro...
by Dougster
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Panga 20 Build
Replies: 414
Views: 17077

Re: Panga 20 Build

I've had fits with pinholes, even with quickfair at times. Someone told me to use this: http://www.sikkensnamobile.com/Products/Details/63?searchPhrase=&categoryId=7 Sikkens Kombie Putty It's an automotive product and has held up for several years so far with no problem (on S3 primer topped with Ste...
by Dougster
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: SK 14 questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1286

Re: SK 14 questions

Right, I never took any water from the big stern scupper; dry the whole time. Surprised me. I guess all that weight in the nose kept it level. The trolling motor is around 40# and the battery close to 50#s. I sat behind the grab rail and my friend sat in front of it.

Dougster
by Dougster
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: SK 14 questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1286

Re: SK 14 questions

I have been using it solo, but wondered if I could take my wife (110#s) out safely, so I coerced a neighbor (210#s) aboard to find out. We fished all morning in it and I was pleased to find it quite stable. It was a calm day with 10mph wind and very little boat traffic. As to trolling motor, I do lo...
by Dougster
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: SK 14 questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1286

Re: SK 14 questions

I think you'll be happy. I love mine. With foam I dunno how much I used, as I had some left over and then added to that. How much it expands varies with temperature. The hotter the better. I made sure my foam came right up to the sole and sure enough the boat is solid and quiet. It'll run 10 mph wit...
by Dougster
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C-17 Our first Build !
Replies: 363
Views: 18912

Re: C-17 Our first Build !

Go real light with that guide coat. You're just looking for speckles really. I didn't realize that and put too much on my LB22 build and like'd to died sanding it all off. Wouldn't use it again. I read about using graphite---dusting it on with a rag.

Dougster