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by Jwhitakeriii
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Splay fs14ls
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: Splay fs14ls

I had that happen with my LM18 build. I was worried pulling up with straps was going to create wavy look when looking down the hull so I filled with "Sludge" as you call it. I would have had a dip in the deck but fixed it with a rub rail planed to a level line I documented pretty well on my thread w...
by Jwhitakeriii
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: lm18 stringer spacing
Replies: 5
Views: 2168

Re: lm18 stringer spacing

I think if you email Jeff he will send you the updated version. I believe that is the updated version I sent a screenshot of but I'm not sure if any edits have been made since. I think if you are getting ready to build I'd definitely ask because I know for sure there were other changes but I can't r...
by Jwhitakeriii
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: lm18 stringer spacing
Replies: 5
Views: 2168

Re: lm18 stringer spacing

Been a while but I just pulled up my plans. Looks to be 14" to outside edge from center line. So the outside edges should be 28 inches apart. Hope this helps. Disclaimer:. When I built there were still a few changes being made to the plans. I'm not sure I have the final version after some things wer...
by Jwhitakeriii
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM18 in Perry, GA
Replies: 440
Views: 54525

Re: LM18 in Perry, GA

Another trip to carrabelle on the books. We ran all over the place. Caught a bunch of fish. Mostly short trout, a few keepers, some good size flounder, a few redfish, and of course lady fish, sharks and catfish. The boat did well. Made my first night run, that was kindof spooky yet peaceful. My olde...
by Jwhitakeriii
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM18 in Perry, GA
Replies: 440
Views: 54525

Re: LM18 in Perry, GA

Cool thanks. After you run at high speed and trim the jake plate high up, It would be cool to understand how high the cavitation plate it from the hull bottom before you start sucking air. I have the console primed hopefully I can get it painted and install all the components. I'll let you know if ...
by Jwhitakeriii
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM18 in Perry, GA
Replies: 440
Views: 54525

Re: LM18 in Perry, GA

Cool thanks. After you run at high speed and trim the jake plate high up, It would be cool to understand how high the cavitation plate it from the hull bottom before you start sucking air. I have the console primed hopefully I can get it painted and install all the components. I'll let you know if ...
by Jwhitakeriii
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM18 in Perry, GA
Replies: 440
Views: 54525

Re: LM18 in Perry, GA

Question for you on motor height. When you are running full how high do you have your motor? Right now I have my trim plate about even or a dash above the bottom of the boat. Because the hull is so flat I think I can go up a hole. Thoughts? I can tell you I can almost raise the JP all the way up an...
by Jwhitakeriii
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM18 in Perry, GA
Replies: 440
Views: 54525

Re: LM18 in Perry, GA

As for motor setup on my LM18, I have found some success, but have ordered one final prop to try. 1st Add motor wedges, our LM's don't have enough negative trim, the shims add 5 degrees of negative trim that allow you to tuck the motor under the to bring the nose down at higher speeds. Should work ...
by Jwhitakeriii
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM18 in Perry, GA
Replies: 440
Views: 54525

Re: LM18 in Perry, GA

As for motor setup on my LM18, I have found some success, but have ordered one final prop to try. 1st Add motor wedges, our LM's don't have enough negative trim, the shims add 5 degrees of negative trim that allow you to tuck the motor under the to bring the nose down at higher speeds. Should work ...
by Jwhitakeriii
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM18 in Perry, GA
Replies: 440
Views: 54525

Re: LM18 in Perry, GA

PapaDave wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:33 pm
Great looking boat. What brand bean bag chair did you purchase?
www.marinebeanbags.com
I got the classical round in large. Less than #10 and kept Katie happy for two long hot days on a small fishing vessel