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by seaslug
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine
Replies: 30
Views: 630

Re: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine

I'm in agreement with Richard. I used 6oz. woven on the decks, gunwales, and sole, and the boat is solid as a rock. No need to go any heavier, in fact you could get away with even lighter cloth on those areas and be fine.... That being said, I'd love to see the 115 on that baby!!! Looking really goo...
by seaslug
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: OB15 (LS)
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: OB15 (LS)

Thanks for the compliment on the FS14. I'm really looking forward to this build because I absolutely love this design. Any idea what motor you'll be using? When you build your strong back, I found that a height of about 24" was comfortable for me to work on the boat both upside down, and after the f...
by seaslug
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 Trailer recomendation
Replies: 17
Views: 293

Re: FS18 Trailer recomendation

I had Continental modify one of their Aluminum trailers because I didn't like that all the models were much too wide for the FS18. I also wanted a torsion axle to have the boat as low as possible for ease of dry launching. I also had very little width in my garage so wanted the trailer to be as narr...
by seaslug
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Josh's FS18 build
Replies: 31
Views: 888

Re: Josh's FS18 build

I'm also a blue water sailboat kinda guy, owning sailboats for most of my adult life prior to owning and building small power boats. Your friend may think he knows everything, and thinks he is helping by improving on the design, but he is wrong and you need to stop listening to his bad advice. Putti...
by seaslug
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM 18 First Time Build
Replies: 179
Views: 4999

Re: LM 18 First Time Build

I ran mine the same as Richards, under the gunwales with holes drilled through the rod holders. They're tucked up underneath out of the way and not visible, but easily accessible if needed.
by seaslug
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Prop question for TomW1 "The prop wizard"
Replies: 16
Views: 311

Re: Prop question for TomW1 "The prop wizard"

I want to thank Tom and all the rest for advice on propping my FS18. A quick run down; I've been buried with work the past 2 months, so very little time for anything else, including unfortunately, time on the water. I just reserved a house in Chokoloskee for Feb. 26th and don't want to go down there...
by seaslug
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 692
Views: 39373


Karl, I don't know how I missed this post, but I see it now, and your boat came out absolutely beautiful. Don't know how you did it in such tight quarters, but a fine job for sure. Very well done my friend. I look forward to the sailing pictures in the spring. Mike
by seaslug
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Insight into First Build
Replies: 34
Views: 757

Re: Insight into First Build

Poling platforms start at around $600 and go up from there depending on where yo get it built and whether you want rod holders, powder coat, etc. Forward casting platforms start around $300 and go up accordingly. The paint was explained well enough. You can go inexpensive 1 part, or high dollar 2 pa...
by seaslug
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS18
Replies: 140
Views: 3821

Re: FS18

I'm impressed. You done good for a youngster. By the time you get to my age you'll have 30 or 40 of these under your belt....Is the Kiwi grip easy to apply, and is that considered a rough or smoother texture, and which roller did you use. I have a buddy I'm helping with a rebuild of his old skiff.
by seaslug
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Chocoloskee fishing trip
Replies: 8
Views: 116

Re: Chocoloskee fishing trip

Thanks Craig, Another area I haven't fished is Sebastian on the east coast, and I found a house right on the river that's available. Need to make a decision soon though. Any one familiar with the Pine Island or Sanibel area. Keeping in mind the desire to pole in shallow water. Mike