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by Jacky Chan
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 on the double!
Replies: 213
Views: 46396

Re: FS18 on the double!

Well I for one would be up for that - any idea how many there are? I know of Illker and your mate Steve but there must be others.

Everyone who has seen my boat seems astonished that it’s home made, particularly by me! Here’s hoping it catches on over here :)
by Jacky Chan
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 on the double!
Replies: 213
Views: 46396

Re: FS18 on the double!

Well Skunk Ape and Grassman certainly get the imagination firing on all cylinders 8O :lol: Thanks Fuzz and Cape Man, I'll let you know how the rollers and stake go as I already have all the ingredients now, but I will give the running-line a try in the summer once I've scoped out some suitable spots...
by Jacky Chan
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 on the double!
Replies: 213
Views: 46396

Re: FS18 on the double!

Trying that link again:
Beach roller pic.jpg
(81.2 KiB) Not downloaded yet
by Jacky Chan
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 on the double!
Replies: 213
Views: 46396

Re: FS18 on the double!

Just thinking about ways to keep the boat to hand on a far-away beach for, say, a long lunch, or overnight - has anyone ever tried these inflatable rollers? image005s.jpg They seem like a good way to do it without having to anchor it and swim/have an inflatable tender etc. Seems like three is the ma...
by Jacky Chan
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 on the double!
Replies: 213
Views: 46396

Re: FS18 on the double!

Er that should say "a few other people" not "a few otter people"... though I have heard tales of otter people in certain parts of Devon before :wink:
by Jacky Chan
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 on the double!
Replies: 213
Views: 46396

Re: FS18 on the double!

Thanks everyone for your comments, and your tips along the way! If anyone in the UK is thinking of building one of these boats, I can thoroughly recommend a few otters people that I was lucky to encounter that have also been a huge help: Motor/FF/Electrical: Duncan from Wet Marine Bristol/SW Marine ...
by Jacky Chan
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 on the double!
Replies: 213
Views: 46396

Re: FS18 on the double!

Cheers you guys for the kind comments! 8) Reid yes I do, the FF has a speedo that was clocking 21 knots but that was still rising when I eased off - it’s a new motor and the chap said not to go over 2/3rds throttle for long until it’s gone for 20hours to bed the engine in. I’ll do a proper speed che...
by Jacky Chan
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 on the double!
Replies: 213
Views: 46396

Re: FS18 on the double!

Good news, dear reader - after 7 months of messing about, Sweet Chariot has passed the float test!! :) 8) 8) 8) I was racking my brains as to what I had forgotten to do - transom drain plug, all straps removed etc, until there really was nothing for it but to reverse down that ramp and find out once...
by Jacky Chan
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 on the double!
Replies: 213
Views: 46396

Re: FS18 on the double!

Thanks Leland! Its a good point :lol: :lol: Plenty of pickups round here but I doubt many flats boats have come within a 100mile radius, maybe some wildfowler's on the River Severn with a 50mm punt gun! Flats boats don't seem to have really caught on in the whole of Europe for some reason TBH - we m...
by Jacky Chan
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 on the double!
Replies: 213
Views: 46396

Re: FS18 on the double!

Well then, the c-section went without a hitch, I am delighted to say :D Everyone was keen to help move her back in the summer, but then flaked out at the prospect of doing it in -1 (C) conditions!! Luckily I know a few guys who aren't complete wetties and can be persuaded to do pretty much anything ...