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by colonialc19
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: Fs17, June 2016, colonialc19, Daniel
Replies: 33
Views: 7863

Re: Fs17, June 2016, colonialc19, Daniel

On the performance side, I don't run it hard much, one day last fall I saw 32 knots on the gps, but thats with a very light load, I'm still running the factory aluminum 12 pitch, but I think its lost some performance after the last couple of sand bars.With a fishing load It likes to run 18-22 knots ...
by colonialc19
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build
Replies: 574
Views: 63451

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Hello, very nice work on your build, about drainage for the sole, just throwing out what I did, it may or may not be something you'd do, but I have a drain hole on each side of the boat just forward of the aft bulkhead, I also have a drain hole through the rear bulk head on the center line that drai...
by colonialc19
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build
Replies: 574
Views: 63451

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Oops I double posted
by colonialc19
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: Fs17, June 2016, colonialc19, Daniel
Replies: 33
Views: 7863

Re: Fs17, June 2016, colonialc19, Daniel

Its been 2 years since launching my FS, and I thought I'd post a few pics. My boys and I have fished it from the James river in VA to the Palmico sound in NC, and it does great, I can fish all day usually on a few gallons of fuel. I even got caught in some nasty stuff at Hatteras inlet and the boat ...
by colonialc19
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: Fs17, June 2016, colonialc19, Daniel
Replies: 33
Views: 7863

Re: Fs17, June 2016, colonialc19, Daniel

Got out today and put another couple hours on the motor. I will say i am very happy with the way the boat handles, we rode her in some chop and boat wakes and she handled like she should no slamming, a nice sea motion. Great design Mr. M.. I do need to go up a pitch on the prop, i was at 27 knots an...
by colonialc19
Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: Fs17, June 2016, colonialc19, Daniel
Replies: 33
Views: 7863

Re: Fs17, June 2016, colonialc19, Daniel

Thanks for the compliments guys, hope to get her salty and bloody next week on the lower Chesapeake :D
by colonialc19
Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: Fs17, June 2016, colonialc19, Daniel
Replies: 33
Views: 7863

Fs17, June 2016, colonialc19, Daniel

Splashed my Fs17 for the first time today, no surprises (that's a good thing) , everything went well, still breaking in the motor so no real numbers on how it handles, but I'm very excited so far. Its been too dang long building this thing , I'm embarrassed to say how long, not even sure if I rememb...
by colonialc19
Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: NFB SAFE-T II HELM by SEASTAR SOLUTIONS
Replies: 3
Views: 603

Re: NFB SAFE-T II HELM by SEASTAR SOLUTIONS

I am no expert on the subject but, I set mine (i used the same steering) at about a 45 degree angle towards my chase tubes in the console and it works, not sure if the angle really matters. As far as chase tubes, I have mine in a 2" pvc electrical conduit, the electrical conduit has longer sweep?(no...
by colonialc19
Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Lower's FS17
Replies: 214
Views: 33089

Re: Lower's FS17

Boat looks great Lower, looking forward to seeing it done :D
by colonialc19
Mon May 25, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Fs17 build in VA
Replies: 269
Views: 49421

Re: Fs17 build in VA

Finally back at it, making a little progress, I'm a lil embarrassed over just how long its taken :doh: , but back at it :D , hope to post some pics soon