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by michael c
Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Repton's FS 17 scaled at 90%.....Splashed|
Replies: 140
Views: 6450

Re: Repton's FS 17 scaled at 90%

Looks like you're making good progress! It'll go together quickly. And you'll love the boat. I've had mine a good ways offshore, and always felt safe. Even in unpleasant chop, it's really manageable if you run 14-17 mph, and it'll stay on plane comfortably at those speeds. I really like the fact tha...
by michael c
Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:04 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS155 (FS17 scaled to 90%) Completed
Replies: 60
Views: 8816

Re: FS155 (FS17 scaled to 90%) Completed

Thanks for the review on the Suzuki. I have had my eye on this motor and haven't seen any real performance reports. Are you happy that you went with the 30 hp or do you think the 25 hp would have been fine? As far as I can tell the only difference between the two is the 30 hp has a higher rpm limit...
by michael c
Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS155 (FS17 scaled to 90%) Completed
Replies: 60
Views: 8816

Re: FS155 (FS17 scaled to 90%) Completed

Overall, I think the boat/motor combination is great. Any more power would be wasted, any more weight on the transom would cause trim issues. I think it would be a good motor even on the full-size fs17 with a small console, and I'm extremely glad I didn't go with a 40hp. Nice build and great commen...
by michael c
Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS155 (FS17 scaled to 90%) Completed
Replies: 60
Views: 8816

Re: FS155 (FS17 scaled to 90%) Completed

Nice boat ) My neighbors dog looks just as intently at every fish we bring on board! Maybe I understood wrong but the idea behind being able to achieve max rpms is not that you eliminate strain on the motor at all rpm ranges. If you can't get her into the upper rpm range at WOT then your adding str...
by michael c
Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FS13 - Bootje
Replies: 33
Views: 7994

Re: FS13 - Bootje

Can't wait to see how it turns out!!! I'm seriously considering knocking one of these out before I start another big project. Please keep us updated.
by michael c
Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS155 (FS17 scaled to 90%) Completed
Replies: 60
Views: 8816

Re: FS155 (FS17 scaled to 90%) Completed

Everything worked well. Still plenty to do, but I'm happy with it. BTW, for the baitwell lid/seat in front of console, I used a 40 lb magnet (stainless housing). Worked really well... plenty of holding power even trailering at 75mph, but looks slick because there's no latch. I'm going to continue to...
by michael c
Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS155 (FS17 scaled to 90%) Completed
Replies: 60
Views: 8816

Re: FS155 (FS17 scaled to 90%) Completed

http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/15102/boat_port.jpg http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/15102/boat_destin.jpg Above is at about 22mph, dogs and wife all happy :-) http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/15102/IMG_6965~0.JPG http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/15102/IMG_7...
by michael c
Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS155 (FS17 scaled to 90%) Completed
Replies: 60
Views: 8816

Re: FS155 (FS17 scaled to 90%) Completed

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It has approval from the most important person in the house...
by michael c
Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS155 (FS17 scaled to 90%) Completed
Replies: 60
Views: 8816

Re: FS155 (FS17 scaled to 90%) Completed

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more work to go, but getting there...