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by Reid
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM18 Madison Wi Building questions
Replies: 136
Views: 31804

Re: LM18 Madison Wi Building questions

Cbuf, Just spoke with Robin at EMC paint. No issues whatsoever with using EMC/Quantum Paint as long as the boat is not going to be stored in salt water for extended periods of time (weeks). As far as your second question, I don't see an issue starting wherever you want. Just make sure you do extensi...
by Reid
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS18 Straight Sheer, Round Chine
Replies: 172
Views: 22812

Re: FS18 Straight Sheer, Round Chine

Hey Reid, That looks like a great tank, can you give me a ballpark price on that size tank, we'll be needing a tank soon for Scott's Conchfish build and I can't find any good deals. We're wanting a tank around 8 gallons. Good to see you're finding some time to work on the boat. Mike Seaslug, I am n...
by Reid
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS18 Straight Sheer, Round Chine
Replies: 172
Views: 22812

Re: FS18 Straight Sheer, Round Chine

Been trying to stay busy on the FS18. I have been able to get quite a few of the cleats installed in the cockpit area. I used some poplar and some old Okoume dimensional pieces we had lying around the shop. The cleats are glued with a woodflour/epoxy mix, same consistency as fillets. I also got the ...
by Reid
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: So umm how important is a strong stringer lamination?
Replies: 21
Views: 285

Re: So umm how important is a strong stringer lamination?

Time will tell. How long has it been since you glued the stringers? What are your temps? If there was a major mixing error I don't think the epoxy would even gel up. It sounds like the epoxy under the stringer is pretty hard which leads me to believe that it will eventually cure. Give it another day...
by Reid
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Help with fairing next step
Replies: 20
Views: 215

Re: Help with fairing next step

VT_Jeff, This can be a rough spot to be in, and yes, you can certainly get stuck in the sanding/fairing doldrums. Here are a couple of tips from my 2 cent jar: 1. Use a nice stiff sanding board. If your long sanding board has too much flex it can be difficult to get rid of those tiny low areas. 2. L...
by Reid
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 on the double!
Replies: 205
Views: 45257

Re: FS18 on the double!

Jacky Chan, Congrats on the completion of the FS18! She looks great! You also took some really nice pictures of the boat on the water. We will definitely add these photos to the FS18 gallery on our website. Any idea what kind of speeds you were seeing with the 20HP Tohatsu? Congrats again and I hope...
by Reid
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Builders' Tips, Tools, and Tricks of the trade
Topic: Handheld GPS
Replies: 18
Views: 665

Re: Handheld GPS

I actually just saw a commercial for Navionics and it is a Garmin company.
by Reid
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Builders' Tips, Tools, and Tricks of the trade
Topic: Handheld GPS
Replies: 18
Views: 665

Re: Handheld GPS

cape man wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:45 pm
I will never buy another Garmin. Their maps are proprietary and Florida takes 3 different maps (if I remember they were $300 a pop). Go with one that uses Navionics and comes preloaded.

My $0.02...
Thanks Capeman! That was one of the negative reviews that came up a couple of times.

-Reid
by Reid
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Builders' Tips, Tools, and Tricks of the trade
Topic: Handheld GPS
Replies: 18
Views: 665

Handheld GPS

Hey everyone, I am looking into getting a handheld GPS/chartplotter for the FS18 when it is finished. The Garmin GPS units seem to pop up on a lot of those websites that review the "Best for 2020", but then I read some of the reviews on the new Garmins and they are not that stellar. Does anyone have...
by Reid
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Air bubbles under glass
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Air bubbles under glass

As we discussed earlier on the phone, I wouldn't be worried about these. They look really small and I don't see them posing an issue down the road. In the future (if you do not already do so) use an aluminum laminating roller. It will help with this issue. You can also make sure to sand the cotton f...