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by Browndog
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: splashwell drains
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: splashwell drains

On three projects I’ve used 1” brass drain tubes installed with a flaring tool to get a nice fit.
by Browndog
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Panga 22 Semi Cabin/Enlarged T-Top Question for Jacques
Replies: 11
Views: 352

Re: Panga 22 Semi Cabin/Enlarged T-Top Question for Jacques

Despite your original question being from some time ago, it is one that seems to come up a lot. The desire for cabins or other super-structures is not unusual. My brother just ordered a Bimini top to install on his FS-19. I’m not a big fan of Bimini tops for everyday use because they always seem to ...
by Browndog
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Panga 22 Semi Cabin/Enlarged T-Top Question for Jacques
Replies: 11
Views: 352

Re: Panga 22 Semi Cabin/Enlarged T-Top Question for Jacques

What is the purpose of your desired Cabin/top structure? Are you wanting a place to install outriggers, rod holders, running lights, antennas, radar mast? Are you wanting sun/rain/spray/cold weather protection? Are you wanting permanent structure or removable for storage/transportation structure? Gi...
by Browndog
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Wouter's PH18 Namibia
Replies: 674
Views: 45608

Re: Wouter's PH18 Namibia

I agree with Fuzz that the Trim tabs are the way to go. You will likely improve handling, hole shot, top speed and Fuel efficiency. I have used both Electric (Lenco) and Hydraulic (Bennett) trim tabs. They are equivalent in performance. The electrics are easier for the DIY installer and do not requi...
by Browndog
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: 23 ft Hartley Cabin boat repair/rebuild and hull extension
Replies: 56
Views: 1004

Re: 23 ft Hartley Cabin boat repair/rebuild and hull extension

I’m admiring your work. Sorry to hear of your set back. I’ve never rebuilt a boat, but will be starting on a rebuild project this year after having built five boats from scratch. It seems that rebuilding a boat is tougher in a lot of ways than starting from the beginning. Or perhaps different challe...
by Browndog
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS19 (-5%) in GA
Replies: 257
Views: 38607

Re: FS19 (-5%) in GA

Pouring the foam is a fun thing to do. It takes a little practice to learn how much time to mix the two components before pouring and then how much to put in each section. Use cheap plastic cups and gloves for mixing because the flotation foam is extremely sticky and will not come off of whatever yo...
by Browndog
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS19 (-5%) in GA
Replies: 257
Views: 38607

Re: FS19 (-5%) in GA

Looking good!

Are you going to pour flotation foam under the sole on the outside of the stringers?
by Browndog
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: Hybird MF14
Replies: 114
Views: 42995

Re: Hybird MF14

Looking good! Your making good progress. Keep it up!
by Browndog
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Xf 20 strength uses and mods
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: Xf 20 strength uses and mods

Welcome to the forum and good luck with your boat building project.

Another good choice to consider might be the GP-21. It is a very versatile boat and can be laid out a variety of ways. It also will likely have a better ride in a chop than the XF series.
by Browndog
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Cape Man's Dory
Replies: 2110
Views: 202594

Re: Cape Man's Dory

I recognize those fish! My new favorite to catch and eat. Tough to clean those big boys. I wear fillet gloves now when handling them. They have so many sharp and stiff spines on their fins. My hands are still showing the scars from being poked a few too many times.

Well done.