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by seaslug
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Sintes 21 Rebuild
Replies: 1591
Views: 58106

Re: Sintes 21 Rebuild

Damn! Dave, that looks amazing, and hauling ass as well. Nice job, now bloody it up real good. Mike
by seaslug
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Building in hot and humid climate
Replies: 19
Views: 317

Re: Building in hot and humid climate

Someone gave me a big bag full of Tyvek sleeves that are really handy for working with epoxy. They have an elastic band at the wrist and one just below the elbow. Have no idea where they come from, but I have enough to last forever, so I don't need to search for them, but maybe someone else can find...
by seaslug
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fs14 ls
Replies: 41
Views: 1135

Re: Fs14 ls

I built my FS14 with the station lay out on the plans, then after the flip, shortened the cockpit by about 8" to make it easier to get rods in and out of aft facing rod tubes. Mike
by seaslug
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Conchfish 16 build
Replies: 9
Views: 201

Re: Conchfish 16 build

The foam does not need to be joined over a station, it's just the core, and most of the stations are removed anyway. We plan on adding the little keels later after the hull is glassed. Would be too hard trying to glass around those things with all the other bends. Easy enough to glass those on after...
by seaslug
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Conchfish 16 build
Replies: 9
Views: 201

Re: Conchfish 16 build

The stations are 18" apart and the tape just helps keep the foam strips aligned while the glue sets up. We are using 3/4" Divinycell H80 and Corecell.
by seaslug
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Conchfish 16 build
Replies: 9
Views: 201

Conchfish 16 build

My buddy Scott and I visited Jeff and Reid at their new facility and picked up materials for another Conchfish 16 build. Last year I helped my buddy Don build this same boat, and now I'm assisting Scott with his build. We haven't had much time to work on it, but it's just about ready to glass when w...
by seaslug
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Anyone Fishing?
Replies: 4594
Views: 288906

Re: Anyone Fishing?

a few shots from surf fishing Flagler Beach lately. Not much to report other than a lot of beautiful sunrise's. Went out Matanzas inlet and fished offshore a few weeks ago. Mainly bottom fishing a sunken barge for Flounder and Trout, which was fairly productive, and a few of these guys showed up. Fu...
by seaslug
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: New fs14ls or fs18
Replies: 12
Views: 405

Re: New fs14ls or fs18

Thanks for the compliments guys. Reklus, the 18 will be the perfect boat for you, especially now knowing you only weigh 145. When guys ask me about which of these small flats skiffs I recommend, I always ask how much they weigh, and whether they'll be fishing with any heavy weight buddies. The guy I...
by seaslug
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 on the double!
Replies: 67
Views: 2346

Re: FS18 on the double!

Red Oak is not a good boat building wood because of the open cell structure, but White Oak is fine, but they are both too heavy in my opinion for a small light skiff. If you can find clear Fir, or some type of Cedar, either would be preferable.. If you're not going to have a wide "walk around gunwal...
by seaslug
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 on the double!
Replies: 67
Views: 2346

Re: FS18 on the double!

It can be a little stiff bending hardwood around the sheer, but with enough clamps it can be done on most boats without having to cut the strips to the curve of the sheer. I ripped 1/4"-3/8" x 1 1/2" strips of fir or Cedar for 2 or 3 layers, than used some extremely hard Maple for the outer and last...