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by seaslug
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Looking for help on adding a poling platform
Replies: 18
Views: 274

Re: Looking for help on adding a poling platform

Thanks for the compliment Bob. As you can see there's no need for the platform to hang out over the transom, and as others have noted you surely don't want any extra weight back there. I love that Jacques designs balance out perfectly if they are not overpowered. The FS18 with the 20hp 4 stroke sits...
by seaslug
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 14 LS Measurement Question
Replies: 38
Views: 1704

Re: FS 14 LS Measurement Question

I used 6oz. woven on the decks and cockpit floors on my 3 builds. 2+ years of hard use on the FS18 and no problems. Mike
by seaslug
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 Strongback question
Replies: 25
Views: 381

Re: FS18 Strongback question

Welcome to the group Hawkdriver. I just checked my notes from my build and my strong back was 179" long by 23" tall. I think the most important part is to be sure that frame A sits on or close to the end of the strong back so you have full access to underneath the bow for stitching together all the ...
by seaslug
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Foam Plans
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: Foam Plans

Jacques, I'd be happy to help proofread if you need more help. Mike
by seaslug
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM 18 First Time Build
Replies: 300
Views: 12572

Re: LM 18 First Time Build

Beautiful boat, and a bad ass flats fishing machine. With my FS18 and a 20hp Merc with stock aluminum prop I was hitting the rev limiter, so with the help of Tom's advice I bought a Solas stainless 3 blade 2 pitches higher and it solved the problem and I picked up 2 mph. I think it was just over a 1...
by seaslug
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS18 Straight Sheer, Round Chine
Replies: 116
Views: 5609

Re: FS18 Straight Sheer, Round Chine

Hey Reid, That trailer looks great. I hope you're able to have the side bunks, but they'll need to be so far forward at the widest part of the boat for them to be of use keeping the boat centered and secured. You'll also need a rear roller so you can dry launch and load, without getting the rims wet...
by seaslug
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS18 Build- "Insufficient Funds"
Replies: 26
Views: 952

Re: FS18 Build- "Insufficient Funds"

Is this a CNC cut kit? With the CNC kit the long slits in the panels are wider than if you cut them yourself with a circular saw or jig saw, and the strips will bind up. I found the only way I could do mine was using the pieces of PVC pipe on the underside that you wrap the tie wraps around as you t...
by seaslug
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Don's Conchfish 16 build
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Re: Don's Conchfish 16 build

The finished beam should be about 64"
by seaslug
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 in Steinhatchee
Replies: 204
Views: 5315

Re: FS17 in Steinhatchee

Hey Tom, I have mine on the swivel base, and I haven't had time to even use it yet, just ran the boat a little this morning to check to see if the transducer worked. I lowered it about 3/8" and will check it again sometime this week.
by seaslug
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 in Steinhatchee
Replies: 204
Views: 5315

Re: FS17 in Steinhatchee

Tom, For your info, I have a Seapro 17 and I just bought the exact same GPS and transducer. I bought the GPS and transducer separately, and the transducer came with the 8 pin plug, but the back of the GPS will only receive a 4 pin plug, so take a look and make sure you have the correct cord or you'l...