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by cape_fisherman
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Panga 20 Build
Replies: 801
Views: 78942

Re: Panga 20 Build

Before you finish paint, wet down the floor.
by cape_fisherman
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM18 scaling question
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: LM18 scaling question

Keep it dry & you'll be fine. I can give you examples of 60+ foot sportfishers built under open shelters & blue tarps.
by cape_fisherman
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Cat 22
Replies: 55
Views: 1141

Re: Cat 22

Deadrise at the transom works much like deadrise on a monohull. There is a difference. Ride on a displacement cat and then ride on a planing cat with some deadrise.

...AND...

When properly designed, cats WILL lean to the inside in a turn. They don't all turn flat or roll to the outside...
by cape_fisherman
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: LM18 Houston Tx
Replies: 38
Views: 4375

Re: LM18 Houston Tx

I would suggest you finish fairing, priming, and even painting before flipping the hull. There is no need to flip it back & forth. Just do it all & be done with it.
by cape_fisherman
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Panga 25 Nose Dive
Replies: 28
Views: 5959

Re: Panga 25 Nose Dive

Other than hull or hardware modifications, be sure you are trimmed bow up. Your pictures look like you may be a tad bow heavy anyway. Just be sure in a following sea that you are trimmed up, keep the bow as high as you can.
by cape_fisherman
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 Bottom touch ups
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: FS18 Bottom touch ups

Grind it, taper it, sand it, get rid of the black stuff around it & go to wood/tapered out to glass. Then re-glass, re-fair, re-coat the bottom.

Do it right. This is a bad place to have any type of bottom/core damage.
by cape_fisherman
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Is my boat falling apart?
Replies: 25
Views: 1770

Re: Is my boat falling apart?

I'm going to guess that this is simply a print issue. The one thing that 'tells' me that is the triangular piece that is up by your anchor locker. You aren't getting any flex up there, and yet you are getting print-thru on the seam. Unless you are seeing obvious signs of flex (ie. actual cracking of...
by cape_fisherman
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM18 in Perry, GA
Replies: 448
Views: 55420

Re: LM18 in Perry, GA

When does your porpoising happen? Is it all the time (ie. when you're trimmed all the way in), or as you trim up. If it's when you're trimmed up (out), about how much can you trim the bow up before the bouncing starts? If you're going to spend $$ on a new prop, you may want to think about a 4-blade....
by cape_fisherman
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Stretching a TX18
Replies: 10
Views: 961

Re: Stretching a TX18

jacquesmm wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:50 pm
The XF22 is not a scaled up XF20, it's a redesign that can be scaled further up without changes to the structure.
I saw in another post earlier that it was a redesign...thanks for the answer. And that is great news. 22-24' skiffs are popular in my area.
by cape_fisherman
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Stretching a TX18
Replies: 10
Views: 961

Re: Stretching a TX18

All flat bottom skiffs suffer the same affliction in rough water...still, they are commonplace along the Southern US coast (we have two!). For interior room, weight carrying capacity, and draft...a flat bottom skiff (skimmer) can't be beat. Not to hijack...but is the XF22 able to be scaled up or is ...