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by seaslug
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Realistic Draft Needs for Texas Flats Fishing?
Replies: 11
Views: 369

Re: Realistic Draft Needs for Texas Flats Fishing?

Thanks for the kind words. I try and help out if and when I can. I can't recall whether we talked specifically about draft, being I talk to a lot of people, and I'm getting old and forgetful. I can't personally speak about the areas you'll be fishing, but where I fish in my home waters of northeast ...
by seaslug
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Oscillating Tool recommendation
Replies: 14
Views: 414

Re: Oscillating Tool recommendation

I've been using a Harbor Freight multi tool commercially now for at least 7 years and it's never missed a beat. I do home remodeling, as well as 4 Bateau builds, so it gets a major work out weekly. My buddy has the same one with the same track record. Can't be beat, $15.00 for single speed, and mid ...
by seaslug
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Builder Meets and Get Togethers
Topic: 2020 Southeastern Boat Builders Meet
Replies: 177
Views: 64766

Re: 2020 Southeastern Boat Builders Meet

I'm in cottage # 22 for Friday and Saturday, but might call and add a day or 3. Reid, what kind of fishing can be expected offshore at that time, my buddy Scott picks up his new 25' East Cape Bay this Friday, and he may make the trip with me. Mike
by seaslug
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: T-Top material
Replies: 28
Views: 783

Re: T-Top material

I built this top for a wood planked 41 foot sport fish I did a keel up restoration on about 20 years ago. Very simple build. Made a form with 2x8's for the curve, screwed down plywood, laid plastic sheeting down, and epoxied 3 layers alternating direction, of white cedar 1/4" x 3", with just enough ...
by seaslug
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM 18 or FS18 for first build
Replies: 29
Views: 804

Re: LM 18 or FS18 for first build

I like your plan with adding the bulkhead , increasing the foredeck and storage area. Depending on the size and style of fuel tank, the bow location may not be possible. There's very little height up near the bow in the FS18 LS, and I'm assuming the LM18 is no different, even placing the tank on the...
by seaslug
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Builder Meets and Get Togethers
Topic: 2020 Southeastern Boat Builders Meet
Replies: 177
Views: 64766

Re: 2019 Southeastern Boat Builders Meet

I'll go first. No preference, I'll do my best to make it on any of those dates. Mike
by seaslug
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS18 Straight Sheer, Round Chine
Replies: 227
Views: 27737

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: 217
Views: 48204

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: 737

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: 227
Views: 27737

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.