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by Jaap
Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FL26 build in Friesland
Replies: 191
Views: 36893

Re: FL26 build in Friesland

Thanks Jacques for posting the drawing and the comment. I won't buy another rudder, but make this one a little lighter by removing a part of the bronze and then rebuild it with foam, glass and epoxy. Save some weight too, a nice winterjob in a heated workshop :) .

jaap
by Jaap
Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FL26 build in Friesland
Replies: 191
Views: 36893

Re: FL26 build in Friesland

Thanks for the nice words, we think that boat will serve us very well for weekend trips around the lakes here. The engine weights some 60 kg and the battery pack 120 kg. That is much less then the calculated diesel and fuel. So I have to bring quite some weight to the front, like a watertank, 12 v b...
by Jaap
Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FL26 build in Friesland
Replies: 191
Views: 36893

Re: FL26 build in Friesland

A bit hectic day today, but we arrived with the boat on the trailer at around 14:00 hours in the harbour and the launching went smooth and easy and we made our first short trip. Up to the lake (Terkaplester Poelen and Sneeker meer) and from there to our home. Weather looks very good on friday and sa...
by Jaap
Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FL26 build in Friesland
Replies: 191
Views: 36893

Re: FL26 build in Friesland

She floats!! Later more, but wanted to share a small video first.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsFGd3a ... e=youtu.be

jaap
by Jaap
Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FL26 build in Friesland
Replies: 191
Views: 36893

Re: FL26 build in Friesland

Too bad weather today and yesterday to make it a fun splash. Next week monday and tuesday is looking better. I keep you posted.

jaap
by Jaap
Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FL26 build in Friesland
Replies: 191
Views: 36893

Re: FL26 build in Friesland

Sorry to say, but I started the summer full of energy and was looking forward to launch the FL26. Besides that I did some work on a small 10 ft wooden boat (50 years old) also with electric propulsion. But I had a very stupid accident with my mtb bike and broke a vertebra with several cracks. But I ...
by Jaap
Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FL26 build in Friesland
Replies: 191
Views: 36893

Re: FL26 build in Friesland

Dear fellow builders, it has been a while. We came back home after 3 years in Bangkok and had to do a complete upgrade of our old farmhouse. That work is almost finished and today we retrieved our FL26 from storage and put it behind the house where my workshop is. Plan is to finish it in the coming ...
by Jaap
Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FL26 build in Friesland
Replies: 191
Views: 36893

Re: FL26 build in Friesland

Thanks for all the nice comments and sorry no 2012 update, but here the 2013 update. Since last sunday we're back in the Netherlands, our Thai adventure has come to an end. We had a great time there and in the beginning I have talked to an Italian in Pattaya about an LB26, but we never came to order...
by Jaap
Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FL26 build in Friesland
Replies: 191
Views: 36893

Re: FL26 build in Friesland

sorry a double post.
by Jaap
Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FL26 build in Friesland
Replies: 191
Views: 36893

Re: FL26 build in Friesland

A little update. My friends finished the outside of the hull, deck and cockpit! It came as a little surprise, my wife is few days in the Netherlands and visited our house and to our surprise they just finished the outside. The hull is quartzgrey, a grey coming from brown as Thijs (the finisher) told...