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by craigyb
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FS14 from Seattle
Replies: 35
Views: 31444

Re: FS14 from Seattle

So, I took the boat out on Lake Roosevelt, an 80,000 acre impoundment of the Columbia river this week. It was glass-calm when I went out, and we sped over to a nice sandy cove devoid of humans and had a fine day on the beach. After inflating my lady friend's SUP off the boat battery, I took my dog o...
by craigyb
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: FS14 Rattlesnake Lake WA 2years2late
Replies: 9
Views: 14962

Re: FS14 Rattlesnake Lake WA 2years2late

Bogieman wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:03 am
Pretty boat and scenery. What color / brand paint is that?
Killz white on the inside, rusto aqua on the outside. Super cheap, we'll see how it all holds up over time.
by craigyb
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FS14 from Seattle
Replies: 35
Views: 31444

Re: FS14 from Seattle

2 years later, boat is licensed and launched, and a Tohatsu 20hp motor sits where the stolen Suzuki sits. With two adults, two dogs, and a bunch of gear, it's still easy to get on a plane and my top speed so far has been 22mph with a whole lotta junk in the boat. The licensing was pretty easy, I jus...
by craigyb
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question - Fs18 with 10hp
Replies: 4
Views: 643

Re: Question - Fs18 with 10hp

PapaDave wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:31 pm
What would be the approximate performance of the FS 18 with a 9.9 hp motor?
Dave
Dog slow, no plane.
by craigyb
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: FS14 Rattlesnake Lake WA 2years2late
Replies: 9
Views: 14962

Re: FS14 Rattlesnake Lake WA 2years2late

Fixed image links, thanks!
by craigyb
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: FS14 Rattlesnake Lake WA 2years2late
Replies: 9
Views: 14962

FS14 Rattlesnake Lake WA 2years2late

Almost two years after I built my FS14, I finally put my toe in the water. https://i.imgur.com/1y2tGYi.jpg Took it to Rattlesnake Lake in King County, WA, about an hour away from Seattle. There aren't any rattlesnakes in Western Washington, it was named after a census worker that heard a cicada bloo...
by craigyb
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FS14 from Seattle
Replies: 35
Views: 31444

Re: FS14 from Seattle

Yes I am a single man. Who needs a lady friend when you have a kitchen full of lasers and robots? I have not launched. I moved out of Seattle and my 20hp suzuki was stolen right off my transom before I could take it out. I had just moved in and was sure I'd eat the cost in homeowners insurance if I ...
by craigyb
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FS14 from Seattle
Replies: 35
Views: 31444

Re: FS14 from Seattle

Upon completion, I got a few of the internal bits, as we say up here, kennewampus. They're an inch off, maybe, at side to side, enough to tell by sight. I won't show you until it's fixed. I think not having a perfectly flat surface to build upon just helped to get thing off centered, and I'm looking...
by craigyb
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FS14 from Seattle
Replies: 35
Views: 31444

Re: FS14 from Seattle

I've been spending most daylight hours I have off working on getting fairing just right. I sourced a trailer and plan on working on a few cosmetic issues once it's up on it, after the hull is finished. I got the inside all faired and painted out, and actually was able to slowly flip the boat solo. I...
by craigyb
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 build/new member intro
Replies: 35
Views: 2416

Re: D5 build/new member intro

I'm curious about your question about thicker and/or laminated transoms as well for these plans. I'm guessing it's to a builder's liking since it seems it'd be specified as non-optional otherwise.