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by joe2700
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trailer suggestions for FS17
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: Trailer suggestions for FS17

joe2700, Sorry, I should have realized you were in MA. I know that Float-On will ship their trailers but have no idea what the cost would be. I would imagine you would be looking in the $500+ range. Reid Could still be worth it. If I wanted to get a quote should I email you or them directly, since ...
by joe2700
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trailer suggestions for FS17
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: Trailer suggestions for FS17

joe2700, I'm not sure where you are located but we (Boat Builder Central) have started working with Float-On Trailers out of Vero Beach, FL. When I went to find a nice aluminum trailer for my FS18 I was having a lot trouble. The stock continental trailers were way too wide for the narrow beam of th...
by joe2700
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trailer suggestions for FS17
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: Trailer suggestions for FS17

EZ loader seems to have a decent galvanized option in that size. I was really hoping to go aluminum for corrosion resistance but their aluminum trailer in that length is much higher capacity(and heavier). Maybe just need to go galvanized.
by joe2700
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trailer suggestions for FS17
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Trailer suggestions for FS17

I'm ready to move my boat from cradle to trailer and having some trouble finding option for a boat this small. The local places don't have any so want to have some trailer models in mind I can call around looking for. What trailer models are people running for an FS17 or similar? I tow with a small ...
by joe2700
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Jeffs FS14 LS
Replies: 21
Views: 1066

Re: Jeffs FS14 LS

Hi Jeff, looking forward to following your build. You’re boat looks great by the way. I don’t know if you have ordered your ply yet but Goosebay Sawmill and Lumber is a marine lumber yard in Concord NH and stocks Meranti and Okoumi. It’s closer to you and you won’t have any Massachusetts sales tax ...
by joe2700
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Chasing Tail - FS17 LS
Replies: 108
Views: 16532

Re: Chasing Tail - FS17 LS

So did some more sanding...i have wore out the velcro stuff on the bottom so it launches disks now kinda interesting That happened to me and was especially bad with abranet sandpaper which is less sticky. I replaced the pad like cape man said I started using pad protectors. They are just double sid...
by joe2700
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Floor Cleats
Replies: 16
Views: 1169

Re: Floor Cleats

I think they were installing the cleats down low where the clamps couldn't reach so they put the boards over the cleats and clamped the board so it was tight against the cleat, which had the result of clamping the cleat. I stared at the pics for a while before I figured out what was going on(I think).
by joe2700
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Floor Cleats
Replies: 16
Views: 1169

Re: Floor Cleats

I also used hot glue for the cleats around the edges. I think the plans called for them just going in square to the side and filling the gap with putty, but I cut each ~6" cleat to the angle where it was being installed so the tops would be flat when I was done. Little more work but I think easier ...
by joe2700
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Floor Cleats
Replies: 16
Views: 1169

Re: Floor Cleats

I also used hot glue for the cleats around the edges. I think the plans called for them just going in square to the side and filling the gap with putty, but I cut each ~6" cleat to the angle where it was being installed so the tops would be flat when I was done. Little more work but I think easier t...
by joe2700
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 Minimalistic
Replies: 66
Views: 29875

Re: FS18 Minimalistic

fallguy1000 wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:00 am
What the heck are the weights?

Looking great.
They look like lead scuba diving weights. They go on a nylon belt to achieve the correct buoyancy.

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