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by Rob Eades
Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: middle age guy trying to remember how to fish!
Replies: 22
Views: 2464

Re: middle age guy trying to remember how to fish!

Played with the rig today.Too much going on with a spinning reel to change hands also.I'm making myself retrieve with my left hand, end of story.
by Rob Eades
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: middle age guy trying to remember how to fish!
Replies: 22
Views: 2464

middle age guy trying to remember how to fish!

Setting up a new spinning reel this week.My experience with spinning reels has been about once a year for the last five years,never really got it down.I'm right handed, so should I make myself retrieve with my left hand, even thought it feels awkward? I'm 55 and starting over from scratch. :doh:
by Rob Eades
Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:38 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: McKee 16 hull weeping brown goo
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: McKee 16 hull weeping brown goo

Yep, I'm the guy who posted on the CF forum. It seems I have three experienced guys telling me about the same thing,so I guess I've got my marching orders.I'll focus my attention on the stern and maybe a couple of test drills at hull low points.I've got lots of marinetex, so I can patch holes about ...
by Rob Eades
Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: McKee 16 hull weeping brown goo
Replies: 5
Views: 626

McKee 16 hull weeping brown goo

My 2001 McKee 16 is leaking brown sticky liquid from drilled mounting holes on both the bow and stern.In both cases the holes are well above the sole and water line.The hull over all is solid and in very good condition.FYI, McKee hulls are completely foam filled just like a Boston Whaler. Any idea w...
by Rob Eades
Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FL26 build in Friesland
Replies: 191
Views: 36531

Re: FL26 build in Friesland

Jaap,

Any news, or even better, pics of the launch of the FL26 :doh:

We want to hear from you!

Rob
by Rob Eades
Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Building large stitch and glue boats.
Replies: 36
Views: 4081

Re: Building large stitch and glue boats.

Are you saying the TW34 may be back from the dead? :o
by Rob Eades
Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Texas LB22
Replies: 2398
Views: 208034

Re: Texas LB22

That electrical stuff scares the bejesus out of me! I can't wait to hear how that little ETEC moves her along, maybe the perfect power plant for that hull.I'm worried though, the transition from head scratchin and pondering to quietly and effortlessly plying those blue gulf waters,we hope you can ad...
by Rob Eades
Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Neat experience at the Herreshoff Museum
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Neat experience at the Herreshoff Museum

In early November I got an invite to a business event in Newport RI.We went a couple days early to spend some time in Mystic. While there we headed up to Bristol to check out the Herreshoff Museum.When we drove up the place looked deserted.A volunteer in his 70's had walked outside for a smoke.I mus...
by Rob Eades
Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FL26 build in Friesland
Replies: 191
Views: 36531

Re: FL26 build in Friesland

Jaap,

Please tell us about the performance of your FL26!

thanks!

Rob
by Rob Eades
Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: finding a pro to finish a SB18?
Replies: 3
Views: 2103

finding a pro to finish a SB18?

Back in Oct I adopted the unfinished SB18 project from Little Rock Arkansas that needed to find a home desperately.I plan to finish all the glasswork, but would like to find a competent pro to finish her up.Im talking final fairing and painting,mast and all rigging,sprit and lifting keel.I realize t...