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by cape_fisherman
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 Bottom touch ups
Replies: 8
Views: 298

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: 1093

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: 406
Views: 21269

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: 383

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: 383

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 ...
by cape_fisherman
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Wahoo 160 LTS "SPLASHED"
Replies: 100
Views: 3718

Re: Wahoo 160 LTS "SPLASHED"

Do you have that boat winch double tickled? If not, it will make it twice as easy/half as hard to winch up. Takes twice the amount of cable, but most folks have plenty to spare anyway.
by cape_fisherman
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: PVC tube rod holders
Replies: 13
Views: 459

Re: PVC tube rod holders

OrangeQuest wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:31 pm
Oh, it is the table saw I don't have. But I could do it with my multi-tool.
More than one way to skin that cat!
by cape_fisherman
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: PVC tube rod holders
Replies: 13
Views: 459

Re: PVC tube rod holders

OrangeQuest wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:56 pm
cape_fisherman wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:12 pm
Use a batten the length of the PVC, hot glue, and a table saw.
I have 2 out of the 3!! :D
Glue the batten to the PVC, and run the batten down the fence...adjust the batten for your desired gap, re-glue, and do it again. That should give you straight-ish lines! LoL Good luck.
by cape_fisherman
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 1981 Dolphin 20' Commercial
Replies: 194
Views: 11726

Re: 1981 Dolphin 20' Commercial

In your situation (cost, availability of materials, and timeliness) I would not be against using 2bys for your stringers. Spread them out for floor stability & to help close that 29" gap. Epoxy & glass will keep them watertight (do a good job & watch for pin holes). Weight savings is a wonderful thi...
by cape_fisherman
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: PVC tube rod holders
Replies: 13
Views: 459

Re: PVC tube rod holders

Use a batten the length of the PVC, hot glue, and a table saw.