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by Spokaloo
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: CS 25 inboard diesel engine?
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Re: CS 25 inboard diesel engine?

Stian, the LB26 would be the right hull for your engine, and would be a lovely hull for your waters as well.

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by Spokaloo
Wed May 30, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 4548
Views: 249825

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Life has a way of modifying our plans from time to time. Between work constraints, a few large honey-do projects, a busy 6 year old, and some volunteer groups I work with, the boat building has been less consistent. There's a SOF kayak partially underway in the shop, and soon I will be building a re...
by Spokaloo
Tue May 29, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 4548
Views: 249825

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Nina went to Seattle to a new owner, Tailgunner moved to California, the Frankenpup came to stay, and my LYS is still kicking.

Hopefully I can see an ST21 hit the water at full power soon, been watching this thread a long time.

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by Spokaloo
Tue May 29, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 4548
Views: 249825

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Rare earth magnets glued into the panels works pretty well for keeping hatches closed. Little felt or foam pad at the contact point keeps it nice and quiet.

Magnet in the hatch, painted steel on the box contact.

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by Spokaloo
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 19 build
Replies: 1041
Views: 44358

Re: FS 19 build

I have kiwigrip in all of my boats, and have yet to have a single inch of it peel up. My suspicion is you didn't give it the requisite time to dry. We are in a dry climate here, and most of my applications spent a week drying out in humidities under 50% before they went in the water. Coating it, the...
by Spokaloo
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM 18 First Time Build
Replies: 337
Views: 18656

Re: LM 18 First Time Build

John, if you get a good estimate of the EXACT all up weight of your boat, it's relatively easy to calculate the top speed for a given hp. Thus, get all your gear weights, what you will carry on the boat, what you and all of your passengers weigh, and add that to the hull weight of the boat. Don't fo...
by Spokaloo
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM 18 First Time Build
Replies: 337
Views: 18656

Re: LM 18 First Time Build

This boat has caught my eye, I'll be watching the rest of the build intently.

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by Spokaloo
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: PNW CX 25 scaled up
Replies: 139
Views: 7365

Re: PNW CX 25 scaled up

Fishable days are dependent on species, not necessarily weather. You can get halibut opportunities in deep water around 8-10 days a year. Tuna you will have chances in the 25' class of boats around 20-30 days a year, unless you don't mind being uncomfortable. Salmon can be had outside or inside prob...
by Spokaloo
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LB22 - how many people and how much weight can she carry?
Replies: 13
Views: 892

Re: LB22 - how many people and how much weight can she carry?

I once had 17 adults and kids in mine. It was a little tight...

10 is a pretty safe max, at least from what we found. 2 families with a mess of kids, or 4 couples, are comfortable and the boat retains good running trim and speed.

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by Spokaloo
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: PNW CX 25 scaled up
Replies: 139
Views: 7365

Re: PNW CX 25 scaled up

Good riddance to that stupid prostate. it's just been getting you in trouble all your life anyways...

Glad you're on this side of everything, keep building!

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