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by BrianC
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AR15 Denver
Replies: 55
Views: 899

Re: AR15 Denver

Jason, most of the water here in Colorado is very cold (most is frozen right now!) so choosing a sailing rig less likely to put you in the water is the way to go if you want to maxize season length. The alternative is to wear a dry suit for all your spring sailing and whenever you go sailing on one ...
by BrianC
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"
Replies: 1131
Views: 35793

Re: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"

Aripeka Angler wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:11 pm
...indeed the push pole is a little short for this boat...We will upgrade when he puts on a poling platform...
Here is a great source of parts if you want to build the push pole yourself:
by BrianC
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: chenoa 14
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: chenoa 14

From the study plans: “no scarfing: the sides and bottom are cut from standard 4x8 plywood (122x244cm), joined with a simple butt block. All seams are taped with fiberglass and epoxy...” The rest of the build notes on the study plan can be found here:
by BrianC
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: SK14 Frames
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: SK14 Frames

I had a similar problem - see the first page of my build thread:viewtopic.php?t=61727

You can see similar gaps in the first few photos. Moving it onto the floor flattened the bottom panels enough for it all to line up.
by BrianC
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: 16ft beach launching boat for sea fishing
Replies: 32
Views: 1254

Re: 16ft beach launching boat for sea fishing

Here is a video of a Panga launch through surf:

...and here is a great beach landing: - perfect timing on the engine lift!
by BrianC
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: FS19 deck question
Replies: 15
Views: 1031

Re: FS19 deck question

Fuzz wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:58 pm
...All that said I really like the nidacore for decks. I used 3/4 but one inch is not much more cost or weight and the next time I will use it or even thicker.
So what is it specifically about Nidacore that makes you prefer it over plywood for decks?
by BrianC
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 20 foot seacraft deck
Replies: 18
Views: 838

Re: 20 foot seacraft deck

What is the best way of determining the new deck level along the sides of the boat? Get a long enough clear plastic tube, partially fill with colored water, run it across on the inside of the hull. If the boat is level, the water levels on each side will give you a level point on each side of the h...
by BrianC
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: New build. SK 14
Replies: 21
Views: 1252

Re: New build. SK 14

The two long pieces along the sides would appear to be upside down.
by BrianC
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Student built Bateau design boat for sale in NC
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Student built Bateau design boat for sale in NC

From the listing: “15’ Flats and Bay center console. Designed by Bateau Boats. Built by the students of the Boat Manufacture and Service program at Cape Fear Community College. The boat hull is constructed of BS1088 plywood covered in 1808 Fab-mat fiberglass. All the interior components are a compos...
by BrianC
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3881
Views: 199345

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

I really like the overall shape of the engine enclosure with the rounded corners and the sides paralleling the hull's sheer line. I can't tell from the picture but is the e-drive display panel mounted so that it slopes down towards the back? If not, you might consider doing so so that any water leak...