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by Aripeka Angler
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Harbor Launch plans
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Harbor Launch plans

Skinny Dip is a ridiculously beautiful boat but it’s too narrow to compare with the Duffy boat in the photo.
The Duffy is more of a sprawl out, eat and chill boat.
by Aripeka Angler
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Port A XF 20
Replies: 115
Views: 3205

Re: Port A XF 20

Glad you got the graphite sorted out!
Good luck with your move...
by Aripeka Angler
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 Minimalistic
Replies: 21
Views: 807

Re: FS18 Minimalistic

Nice looking work Dave. 8)
PapaDave wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:47 am
I am going to graphite the bottom and have yet to decide on a keel or not.
You most definitely should put on the skeg.
Our FS18 tracks perfectly and turns ridiculously well.
I personally wouldn’t tinker with perfection...
by Aripeka Angler
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Yamaha F70 transom height
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Yamaha F70 transom height

I don’t own an F70 but run a TL70 with a 20” shaft on my XF20. Started off with a 24” transom and a jacplate with a built in 1+” rise. Boat worked ok originally but works great after I cut down the transom to 22” which is really like 23-1/2” with the jacplate in the lowest position. I know, it’s a v...
by Aripeka Angler
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Hinged console
Replies: 9
Views: 269

Re: Hinged console

Fuzz, yes the Etec’s look a little weird back there. If the darn things work, I’ll get used to the look. Doug, I hope I have good luck. I’ve not run the boat yet, still tinkering. Thanks Jeff! Cvincent, yes the G2’s have integrated power steering. Also the shift and throttle is electric, no cables. ...
by Aripeka Angler
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Hinged console
Replies: 9
Views: 269

Re: Hinged console

Richard, I was hoping to get a close-up pic of the switch that operates the windlass :lol: I take it you didn’t like my old anchor system? :lol: The switch pic is a little blurry but I promise it works. Also, new Etec G2’s motors... FE453CCF-C1B0-4F04-9125-5FECA91FD28F.jpeg 16ABB1FF-CB9B-4EBA-87D4-...
by Aripeka Angler
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Builder Meets and Get Togethers
Topic: 2019 Southeastern Boat Builders Meet
Replies: 58
Views: 6415

Re: 2019 Southeastern Boat Builders Meet

Sounds like a wonderful trip Mike.
I played around a little bit on VRBO yesterday, I may give the place a try next winter.
by Aripeka Angler
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Port A XF 20
Replies: 115
Views: 3205

Re: Port A XF 20

The biggest three issues with putting on the graphite/epoxy are as follows. 1) Incomplete mixing of the graphite into the epoxy. I mix the resin with the graphite and when I’m satisfied with the mix, I dump in the hardener. I use a sifter to add the graphite to the resin. 2) Apply THIN coats, stress...
by Aripeka Angler
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Builder Meets and Get Togethers
Topic: 2019 Southeastern Boat Builders Meet
Replies: 58
Views: 6415

Re: 2019 Southeastern Boat Builders Meet

I updated the year in the thread title.
Mike, I’ve not been to Chokoloskee. I’ve heard it’s pretty nice...