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by seaslug
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS18 Straight Sheer, Round Chine
Replies: 174
Views: 23139

Re: FS18 Straight Sheer, Round Chine

Hey Reid, That looks like a great tank, can you give me a ballpark price on that size tank, we'll be needing a tank soon for Scott's Conchfish build and I can't find any good deals. We're wanting a tank around 8 gallons. Good to see you're finding some time to work on the boat. Mike
by seaslug
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 on the double!
Replies: 213
Views: 45741

Re: FS18 on the double!

Congratulations on a great build and successful launch. The boat is beautiful, and your pictures really showcase the great lines she has, thanks to Jacques once again. I use a segmented 21' graphite pole, and someday when I have an extra $1300 bucks laying around I'll buy a 22' one piece pole for th...
by seaslug
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Tipping not getting out lines.
Replies: 21
Views: 501

Re: Tipping not getting out lines.

The worst paint job I've had with Awlgrip is when the temp was around 55 degrees, and I think the specs say not to paint below 54. I've had the best luck painting outside in the hot Florida sun, and thinning the paint more than you did. Roll really thin, use a high quality 3-4" wide natural bristle ...
by seaslug
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS18 Straight Sheer, Round Chine
Replies: 174
Views: 23139

Re: FS18 Straight Sheer, Round Chine

When I was building my FS18 a friend that sells motorized wheel chairs gave me a used battery from a wheel chair trade in and it has not failed me in 3 and a half years, and without any charging other than from the 20 hp Merc. and mostly very short runs of a few miles at a time.
by seaslug
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: fairing material question?
Replies: 36
Views: 1382

Re: fairing material question?

For a lot of years, not knowing anything else, I used straight West System 410 fairing filler, which I liked and was comfortable working with and liked the consistency, but it's stupid expensive and from what I can tell it's just micro balloons with their packaging for a huge mark up in price. I jus...
by seaslug
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: fairing material question?
Replies: 36
Views: 1382

Re: fairing material question?

The only thing I worry about mixing accurately and precisely is the epoxy itself, otherwise fillers are just mixed in until I get the consistency I like for spreading, and that depends on whether it's on a flat or vertical surface. Not rocket science for sure, with the only caveat being, I don't use...
by seaslug
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 on the double!
Replies: 213
Views: 45741

Re: FS18 on the double!

Your boat is a real beauty, but I'm biased, it looks just like mine. I hope you love yours as much as I love mine, in fact going fishing this morning. At least 200 trips in my boat with no issues, and I still get people asking every time I go out what boat it is. I tried one of those rope ladders an...
by seaslug
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SG15 build
Replies: 82
Views: 35049

Re: SG15 build

Spectacular job all around, and a great paint job to finish it off. I love this hull design, and this beauty should have plans flying off the shelf. Well done, enjoy and post some water shots please.
by seaslug
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Jeffs FS14 LS
Replies: 78
Views: 3715

Re: Jeffs FS14 LS

Hi Jeff, thanks for the compliments on my build, and welcome to the group. You've already built a beautiful drift boat, so the FS14 will be a breeze. My personal belief with these smallish flats skiffs is a fairly simple build with no wet bilge and minimum accessories. Tiller motor, running lights, ...
by seaslug
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building LM18
Replies: 20
Views: 7143

Re: Building LM18

Welcome to the group. Nothing wrong with going with the CNC kit if you can afford a little extra. That being said, it's not difficult to lay out and cut the panels, and it is actually a fun part of the project, more fun than sanding for sure. If you don't feel comfortable laying out and cutting your...