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by Jwhitakeriii
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM 18 First Time Build
Replies: 344
Views: 22190

Re: LM 18 First Time Build

not sure if this is what he used but similar product

https://www.carbonmarine.com/collection ... management
by Jwhitakeriii
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM 18 or FS18 for first build
Replies: 29
Views: 845

Re: LM 18 or FS18 for first build

I built the lm 18 and did the RC but I cut it all myself. Just went back and looked at my build thread and i got allot done in a short amount of time in the beginning and i have a job and kids. If you look at the first few pages of my thread you'll see the first stages go very fast. With a good soli...
by Jwhitakeriii
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: PH18 Build in North Dallas (PH20)
Replies: 3487
Views: 263779

Re: PH18 Build in North Dallas (PH20)

Ok it's been a long time since I have posted, but I have managed to get a fair amount of work done over the last 3 or 4 months. Below are photos for the interior lighting. In some new posts I will add photos of some modifications to the center console, and the hatch and latch work. I also made a lo...
by Jwhitakeriii
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Duckbill Gemlux Scuppers
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: Duckbill Gemlux Scuppers

Anyone have any experience with these? [youtube] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWiiEAfrtLE&feature=share[/youtube] Or here https://www.gemlux.com/shop/boat-marine-plumbing/Forged-Thru-Hulls/Forged-Thru-Hulls-Only Ironically I was thinking of making something similar from the TH Marine Duckbill sc...
by Jwhitakeriii
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Keys FS18 Build
Replies: 43
Views: 1892

Re: Keys FS18 Build

I used the duck bill one way valve scuppers from gemlux on my lm18 and they work perfectly Gemlux makes a transom drain plug that can be opened from the rear or the front. https://www.gemlux.com/88000 I am about to pull the trigger on the gemlux scuppers, drain plug, and some other hardware for my ...
by Jwhitakeriii
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Keys FS18 Build
Replies: 43
Views: 1892

Re: Keys FS18 Build

Blacksailsdive wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:49 pm
Good question on the cockpit drain, glad you said something before i glued the deck down. Any idea on options? Are scuppers worthwhile for that or do i need to do a small pvc run to the bilge area?
I used the duck bill one way valve scuppers from gemlux on my lm18 and they work perfectly
by Jwhitakeriii
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM18 in Perry, GA
Replies: 416
Views: 44953

Re: LM18 in Perry, GA

Does that seat back mean you are ditching the casting platform? What is your top speed and what is the good cruising speed with the 40? Thanks Cbuf No I'm not abandoning it I'm just making it so I can change it out quickly without needed extra holes all over the deck. Top speed was around 32 but I ...
by Jwhitakeriii
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM18 in Perry, GA
Replies: 416
Views: 44953

Re: LM18 in Perry, GA

finishing the pictures from the previous post
by Jwhitakeriii
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM18 in Perry, GA
Replies: 416
Views: 44953

Re: LM18 in Perry, GA

SO I guess Ill resurrect my thread to post an update. For a while I couldnt get pictures to upload so I kind of just stopped but I have been doing some things with the boat. I took all my epoxy jugs and make a funnel stack to consolidate. 1.1.jpg 1.2.jpg 1.jpg Made a "lathe" for my $100 20' maxgains...
by Jwhitakeriii
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Outboard motor, LM18 low sheer
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: Outboard motor, LM18 low sheer

im sure it could handle the 40 as mine does well with it but I have battery past COG and 13 gal fuel just foward of frame b so id be a little worried about alot of weight in the back without any counterbalance, especially with the low freeboard (unless you have some huge scuppers 8O ). I dont really...