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by TomW1
Fri May 25, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS14 Wolf's build
Replies: 296
Views: 7827

Re: FS14 Wolf's build

Since the S3 is water based it needs a little time to evaporate all the water from it and set hard. I think a week is recommended. Maybe Jeff can say for sure. I'm not at home to check my instructions. I waited a week when I used it.


Tom
by TomW1
Fri May 25, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Inland waters and Great Lakes fishing boat
Replies: 9
Views: 169

Re: Inland waters and Great Lakes fishing boat

Of all the boats you mention I would choose the C21. It has only a moderate deadrise, 16 degrees and is stable at rest. You can compare it to some of the other well known walleye boats like Ranger which I compared it to. You can put a 150hp motor on it and get good speed. going to the fishing ground...
by TomW1
Thu May 24, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM18 Jackplate or no Jackplate
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: LM18 Jackplate or no Jackplate

I agree with cape man definitely go with a jackplate and a four blade propeller. Now whether you go hydraulic or manual is up to you. Bob's. also has a hybrid where you can start out manual and then switch to hydraulic. . I don't remember if you built your LM with or without the tunnel but the hydra...
by TomW1
Thu May 24, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: C21 Beam question
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: C21 Beam question

Eric the best thing is to use straps at each frame to pull the sides in before glassing. You can leave them on as you put the frames in to maintain the shape as you lock it in with the frame at each position. Don't forget gaps are good so don't draw them completely tight to the frame dimensions. Lea...
by TomW1
Mon May 21, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Sintes 21 Rebuild
Replies: 1140
Views: 36111

Re: Sintes 21 Rebuild

Fuzz having lost mom and dad in the last year my prayers are with you and your mom. Spend what time you can with her as we are missing them now on things like Mother's Day and dad's birthday.

God bless

Tom
by TomW1
Mon May 21, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Eric's C21
Replies: 1996
Views: 59539

Re: Eric's C21

Hey Eric the question always bothered me also. When I asked many years ago I got the answer that the water line was the break point, but you could extend the 3 layers all the way if wanted.

Tom
by TomW1
Sun May 20, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: willg's PH18 - "Yepper" launched 6/11/17
Replies: 323
Views: 29790

Re: willg's PH18 - "Yepper" launched 6/11/17

Will - have any video you can post? I hope all is well. Casey Casey, no videos yet. I will someday and will post up. All is well, thanks. I moved the boat to a secure storage facility in Matagorda. It has made getting on the water much easier than hauling the boat there and back. A few weekends ago...
by TomW1
Sat May 19, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: RB14 by Kyla and Dad
Replies: 66
Views: 2142

Re: RB14 by Kyla and Dad

OQ diameter for mechanicals 2-2.5". No for electrical and mechanicals, they need separate chase tubes, say 1.5 for electrical. Mechanicals may rub on electrical cables. For bigger boats I recommend 5 chase tubes, 1 mechanical, 1 main electrical, 1 for the fish finder, 1 for the fuel, 1 extra for thi...
by TomW1
Sat May 19, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Wouter's PH18 Namibia
Replies: 461
Views: 27998

Re: Wouter's PH18 Namibia

Thanx Tom for the offer on the prop. I had a choice when I ordered the machine and chose a 24p three blade stainless. I'll start with that and see what happens. What info do you need to calculate the prop..? Maybe I could give you some info already..? Wouter the important number is the weight of th...
by TomW1
Sat May 19, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS17 Restart
Replies: 35
Views: 1087

Re: FS17 Restart

Good to see you back. :D A couple of things Never say never and anything you do can be fixed, its only wood and glue. Just ask what you can do to fix it. If you have made a mistake 10 other guys have probably made it also. :lol:

Tom