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by Browndog
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fast Launch 26 questions for Jacques
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Fast Launch 26 questions for Jacques

The Fast Launch 26 is an attractive boat.

Depending on your priorities a few other boats that might be considered that also possess some style are the Panga 25 with cabin, the Lobster Boat 26 and the Trawler 28.

Good luck with your project.
by Browndog
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia
Replies: 5483
Views: 430553

Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

There are a few Rip Van Winkle projects on the forum, but yours does not yet qualify. In a few years, maybe.

Looking good as always!
by Browndog
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: LM18 Houston Tx
Replies: 34
Views: 4093

Re: LM18 Houston Tx

I used three layers of Okoume to make the rub rail on the FS 19 that I built and laminated them on the boat with staggered joints for each layer. Based on my experience, you might want to build a small sample of the rubrail to see if a multiple layer laminate can be applied in the way that you propo...
by Browndog
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Plyak12 build by gbgb
Replies: 39
Views: 6546

Re: Plyak12 build by gbgb

Looking good!
by Browndog
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: LM18 Houston Tx
Replies: 34
Views: 4093

Re: LM18 Houston Tx

Bright finished Okoume looks great. Would be fine for the rubrails, but try to get all of the top layer pieces from the same sheet or you will get color variations. Put a fillet on the bottom of the rubrail. Consider putting the deck and gunwales on top of the rubrail then round everything and put a...
by Browndog
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SK14 in TX
Replies: 92
Views: 17292

Re: SK14 in TX

A layer of lightweight fiberglass cloth, say 6 oz., will significantly improve the durability and abrasion resistance of the deck surface without much of a weight penalty. It will also add stiffness to the deck. If you will be fishing and hunting out of the boat I would strongly encourage you to con...
by Browndog
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 376
Views: 30957

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

When you are getting ready to install speakers and fire extinguishers you are in the home stretch.

Looking good, can’t wait to see her all rigged up.

Build on!
by Browndog
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: New Website and YouTube
Replies: 6
Views: 141

Re: New Website and YouTube

Glad to see the YouTube channel. Just subscribed.
by Browndog
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Cheap boarding ladder for small boat
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Cheap boarding ladder for small boat

Having a ladder is a good idea. They save lives. Despite the challenges in using a rope ladder, it is better than none. Having a ladder that is deployable from outside of the boat is the safest solution, especially if operating the boat solo. That is why it is now a safety requirement of all newly m...
by Browndog
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C19 in Richmond, VA
Replies: 204
Views: 47100

Re: C19 in Richmond, VA

Last week I shipped the Bob’s Machine Shop manual jackplate that I took off of the FS19 that I built to Dan. He just received it. I traded it to him for a fishing trip on the Bay for my brother and I. Looking forward to Dan’s progress and to some fishing at the Bay Bridge Tunnel for Rockfish at some...