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by johnstonjosh
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS18 v2.0
Replies: 33
Views: 2217

Re: FS18 v2.0

Yeah! lol. It has 300hp and rated to tow 1000lbs. The jetski and the last fs18 I had were towed by the same car with no problems since they are way under that even with a trailer. One of the reasons I chose the FS18 was the weight restriction until i can afford a truck or suv. I made a few trips ove...
by johnstonjosh
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS18 v2.0
Replies: 33
Views: 2217

Re: FS18 v2.0

I went to buy a poling platform today. From the dimensions I knew it would fit on the boat perfectly but for some dumb reason i thought i could get it partially in my trunk or maybe in the back seat....nope! Good thing i had a furniture pad and ratchet straps. Halfway back I thought I should have ju...
by johnstonjosh
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS18 v2.0
Replies: 33
Views: 2217

Re: FS18 v2.0

Primary construction completed! Just waiting on getting the outboard to mount the bracket and run the electrical. https://66.media.tumblr.com/611d51aa3d79c6270efda1cada68d801/8e23fdcf82ca2524-fa/s1280x1920/8eac59d25f6921335f97f170b5d6991cf37259b7.jpg https://66.media.tumblr.com/733745493bfb90387aa97...
by johnstonjosh
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS18 v2.0
Replies: 33
Views: 2217

Re: FS18 v2.0

Got the topside and anti skid applied. Just need to install the hatches and do some final touchup painting tomorrow. All the electrical will come later on but as far as the actual boat construction goes, it will be done tomorrow!!! https://66.media.tumblr.com/266ad9ebaa0e5ad4bf3901d65dc23e42/f8f01cc...
by johnstonjosh
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS18 v2.0
Replies: 33
Views: 2217

Re: FS18 v2.0

Got the topside and cockpit primed with system 3 primer. WIll do the decks seafoam and the sole white, with seafoam for the mini bulkheads. This build reminds me of that old show junkyard wars. My next build will definitely be indoors! https://66.media.tumblr.com/f9cfa8d37c6aa1e162df3f462e01d0bb/562...
by johnstonjosh
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS18 v2.0
Replies: 33
Views: 2217

Re: FS18 v2.0

I decided to give the Total Boat 1 part topside polyurethane a try. Went with seafoam. It is stupid easy to work with, shines up nice and is super hard when it fully cures
by johnstonjosh
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS18 v2.0
Replies: 33
Views: 2217

Re: FS18 v2.0

Into the home stretch!! Just need to cut the hatch holes, prime, then paint. Still waiting to find a motor before mounting the CMC tilt plate. I really want a long shaft 25hp but most that i see for sale lately are short shaft, and I dont want to cut the transom and back deck. https://66.media.tumbl...
by johnstonjosh
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS18 v2.0
Replies: 33
Views: 2217

Re: FS18 v2.0

Not being able to work on the boat in my back yard or in a controlled environment definitely has its downsides. I have a portable generator to run some tools but I really have to work when the weather is cooperating. I was able to get the 2nd layer of paint rolled and dry fit all of the decking. I a...
by johnstonjosh
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS18 v2.0
Replies: 33
Views: 2217

Re: FS18 v2.0

lelandtampa wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:08 pm
Is that little orange thing a conure or love bird?
Sun Conure :)
by johnstonjosh
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS18 v2.0
Replies: 33
Views: 2217

Re: FS18 v2.0

It has been a crazy few months and I got to about 90% done by the end of march. Work got hectic and then at the beginning of may, disaster struck! The monsoon season in FL kicked off early and at the beginning of may, the portable garage I was using was ripped out of the ground and deposited in a ne...