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by vgant
Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 Oops
Replies: 1
Views: 565

FS18 Oops

Due to weddings, work, illness in the family etc. I haven’t been able to even work slowly on the boat for some months. In May I fitted the sole and glassed the bottom surface of both pieces ready to install. My problem is that the small forward piece of the sole developed a slight curvature from sid...
by vgant
Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Builder Meets and Get Togethers
Topic: 2014 Texas Builder's Meet July 25-27 @ POC
Replies: 68
Views: 56256

Re: 2014 Texas Builder's Meet July 25-27 @ POC

Just quote this post and add your name Mad Dog + 1 bringing the Aquasport Dougster + 1 bringing LB22 AtTheBrink + 1 bringing FX18 UncleD + 1 and a sweet PH18 Swglenn + 1 Working on a PH16 currently installing bulkheads. I will be boatless unless I can convince my son to bring his Shallow Sport. VGa...
by vgant
Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Builder Meets and Get Togethers
Topic: 2014 Texas Builder's Meet July 25-27 @ POC
Replies: 68
Views: 56256

Re: 2014 Texas Builder's Meet July 25-27 @ POC

I just put it on my calandar. Maybe will have operational FS18 by then. Seems I'm 20 months into a 6 month project.
by vgant
Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: Builder Meets and Get Togethers
Topic: 2013 Texas Builder's Meet August 23-25 @ POC
Replies: 115
Views: 64262

Re: 2013 Texas Builder's Meet August 23-25 @ POC

Not going to make it. Cancelled my res at Clarks today. Daughter just engaged so its meet prospective inlaws time. You'll probably understand that my calendar was not taken into consideration.

Looking forward to meeting you'all next year.
by vgant
Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: Builder Meets and Get Togethers
Topic: 2013 Texas Builder's Meet August 23-25 @ POC
Replies: 115
Views: 64262

Re: 2013 Texas Builder's Meet August 23-25 @ POC

I don't see my name on the list. I signed up ( Thought? ) in March . I have FS18 under construction. I had hoped to have it operational by the meet but it is becoming unlikely. I still plan to attend and have reservations.
by vgant
Sun May 05, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Cannonball's FS18
Replies: 275
Views: 33017

Re: Cannonball's FS18

Same as Cracker Larry. Ripped 1x1 (3/4 x 3/4) from clear 1x6's. It takes a bunch, I'm going to need to make some more soon.
by vgant
Sat May 04, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Custom trailer question
Replies: 11
Views: 1079

Re: Custom trailer question

I've spoken with McClain in Houston and Coastline in Seadrift for my FS18. Price about $2800 for aluminum trailer depending on lights and wheels ( galvanized vs Aluminum). I think McClain might do all galvanized for a little less. The trailer's are custom. I understand you can order with drawings, b...
by vgant
Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: FS18 Soft EZ Fillet
Replies: 1
Views: 393

FS18 Soft EZ Fillet

Sunday afternoon, I set the knees and "tacked" the stringers on my FS 18 with EZ fillet. The EZ fillet is still somewhat soft and just a little tacky on the boat and in the mixing container after 54 hours. It is possible I messed up the mix but I thought it was good and the mixed color seemed to be ...
by vgant
Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 18 Gunnel Width
Replies: 2
Views: 525

FS 18 Gunnel Width

I'd like to reduce the gunnel width to 4" to allow more walking room in the cockpit. I seem to recall this being discussed and "OK'd" in past but I could not find it. If this is ok should I add aditional reinforcment to the gunnel to assure stiffness? If so where?

Thanks for the help.
by vgant
Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Builder Meets and Get Togethers
Topic: 2013 Texas Builder's Meet August 23-25 @ POC
Replies: 115
Views: 64262

Re: Texas meet in 2013????

[quote="Mad Dog"][quote]Starting the attendee list. To add your name simply quote this post and edit inside the quotes; Attendee List: Contact: The Inn at Clark's 361-983-2300 Mad Dog +1 22' Aquasport & Kayak Reservation for 8/23-25 Mechdave +1 undecided No reservation yet AtTheBrink +1 FS18 Wide No...