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by VT_Jeff
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: OD18 - NH
Replies: 396
Views: 30955

Re: OD18 - NH

Nice work Alan, looking great!

Why the concern about the stain?

Jeff
by VT_Jeff
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: OB 15
Replies: 264
Views: 41116

Re: OB 15

An OB 15 built as plan with a 15hp tiller motor will hover over the water. :lol: I believe it! I've been eyeing the OB15 or OB17 for a "next build" and to replace the Grady White 19 I have now for general running around in lake ontario, generally in the bay. I like the GW but it uses too much fuel ...
by VT_Jeff
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: OB 15
Replies: 264
Views: 41116

Re: OB 15

An OB 15 built as plan with a 15hp tiller motor will hover over the water. :lol: I believe it! I've been eyeing the OB15 or OB17 for a "next build" and to replace the Grady White 19 I have now for general running around in lake ontario, generally in the bay. I like the GW but it uses too much fuel ...
by VT_Jeff
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Piping Bag for Fillet
Replies: 12
Views: 253

Re: Piping Bag for Fillet

Great post, Reid!

Why did it never occur to me to cut the bag AFTER I put the mix in? :doh:

I use a heavy metal jar instead of a plastic cup to decrease the incidence of knocking it over while filling.
by VT_Jeff
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: OB 15
Replies: 264
Views: 41116

Re: OB 15

She is a real beauty, nicely done! Yet another boat I may shamelessly steal the color scheme from!

That is amazing how high she floats, the side wall looks to be barely in the water! Did you do any weight savings measures or is it "stock"?
by VT_Jeff
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Jeffs FS14 LS
Replies: 81
Views: 4616

Re: Jeffs FS14 LS

Quick update: I got it into my head that sharp chines, like the cool kids have, would be awesome. And I wanted to slow the build down a bit for budgetary reasons. I put packing tape on a 4' piece of scrap, clamped it to the side, then poured some slurry into the gap. The slurry was too thick and did...
by VT_Jeff
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Jeffs FS14 LS
Replies: 81
Views: 4616

SUP/Driftboat fishing in Homosassa

As I threatened in my first post, wife and I are headed to Homosassa in a few weeks to get our feet wet fishing in Fla. The FS14LS is still about a year from completion(I'm in the middle of putting the rubrails on and fixing the mess I made trying to square the edges on the aft chines/transom edge, ...
by VT_Jeff
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Phantom 18 repairs/rebuild
Replies: 31
Views: 1071

Re: Phantom 18 repairs/rebuild

On a side note has anyone run the scuppers directly out the side of the cockpit? I did this with my driftboat and plan to do the same with my FS14LS, if it ever actually gets turned over. Just a pluggable hole out each side of the cockpit at the rear. I've seen posts from other people who have done...
by VT_Jeff
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Anybody see the FS14 LS with a 90 hp?
Replies: 18
Views: 665

Re: Anybody see the FS14 LS with a 90 hp?

He is providing valuable data on the upper hp limits of a great design, I see it as a community service!

:D

Appears he is also building an OB19, I suspect it will have twin 250's.
by VT_Jeff
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C19 in Richmond, VA
Replies: 125
Views: 28024

Re: C19 in Richmond, VA

Way to power through it Dan, nicely done!