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by seaslug
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build
Replies: 642
Views: 79423

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

I've been following your build from the beginning both on this forum and Microskiff. You've done an amazing job so far and it's a real bummer you're having paint problems. It's probably too late for this boat, unless you do sand it all the way down, but why have you not used Awlgrip? It's a bit pric...
by seaslug
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Mike's FS14 LS
Replies: 29
Views: 8528

Re: Mike's FS14 LS

Thanks a lot for the compliments. I enjoyed the build process so much with the FS18 that I started this one soon after finishing. Jeff at BBC bought it from me when it was finished and it stays at their shop in Ft. Pierce. They bring it to a few boat shows each year as little sample of what's possib...
by seaslug
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: SK14 transom height
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: SK14 transom height

I've never had any of my builds called lovely, but thanks for the compliment. The 6 hp Merc had a really long shaft, 22.5 or 23", that's the reason for the tall transom. Always nice to have the motor prior to getting to that stage of the build so you can get the transom height correct first time, an...
by seaslug
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: LM vs FS 18
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: LM vs FS 18

Welcome Ryan, I've been fishing my FS18 for 4 years, in fact fished out of Chokoloskee 2 years ago. Very similar huls, with the LM 18 being 10 inches wider. My personal feelings are the FS18 is strictly a 2 man fishing machine for poling the shallows, any more than 2 guys build the wider boat. It wi...
by seaslug
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Mike Schwind's SK14 Build
Replies: 18
Views: 946

Re: Mike Schwind's SK14 Build

Not a good idea using pressure treated lumber. I know it's inexpensive, but the rub rail is not where you want to cut corners. It probably does not take epoxy well, might even have some kind of adverse reaction due to whatever chemicals they use to treat it. Also it is not kiln dried and will have a...
by seaslug
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Mike Schwind's SK14 Build
Replies: 18
Views: 946

Re: Mike Schwind's SK14 Build

Your boat looks great. I've found that the Poplar from the big box stores is the nicest wood they have to work with, but the color might not be too attractive if you put a clear finish. It's harder than the pine, much harder than Cedar, and probably equal to Cypress. I use Maple if I've got it becau...
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: 740

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: 774

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: 192
Views: 76828

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: 1159

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 ...