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by gpratt
Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:12 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: building 3 FS17's at once
Replies: 14
Views: 1409

You can get birch aircraft ply down to 1/64 - .4mm with 3 plies. Used the thin ply making rc aircraft.
by gpratt
Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: S3 topcoat tinting
Replies: 7
Views: 1313

Dave That's 2 to 3 oz. of water based latex tint per gallon of paint. It usually takes much less than that to get the desired color. Using the orca white as a base just use the mixing ratio that the paint store uses with white their white base latex and you'll get results very close to their charts....
by gpratt
Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: DE 23 Nearing Completion
Replies: 10
Views: 2664

Nice looking boat. Job well done.
Where are you located in Florida if you don't mind me asking?
by gpratt
Fri May 23, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Venting a tunnel
Replies: 49
Views: 8897

That's a deal I'll take you up on. I'll post later on what I have in mind.
by gpratt
Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OD 18 motorwell question
Replies: 33
Views: 4163

Larry

Worked great, handy open storage area. I liked it enough that I did my XFS21 the same way.
by gpratt
Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OD 18 motorwell question
Replies: 33
Views: 4163

Built to the plans there is no cover in the splash well. It is open from the top of the transom down to the sole of the boat. I put a drain/plug in the bottom of the transom. The only the quarter seats get covered per the plans. Mine ended up a little different because I built a cooler/bench seat in...
by gpratt
Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Red Alert Splashed
Replies: 461
Views: 78058

I bought a '06 Tohatsu 50 hp that had the clamps at the top along with the standard bolt pattern to the transom. I had to cut the clamps off with a sawsall for it to work with the jackplate. I called Tohatsu before I cut to see if it would void my warranty. They said no problem it's a common modific...
by gpratt
Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: XF20 Trailer
Replies: 19
Views: 3452

I had the same results trying to find a trailer that would allow the boat to be between the wheels. I ended up with the boat over the fenders and it has been no problem get off and on the trailer at any ramp so far. The boat floats with so little water under it and the long length makes it a non-iss...
by gpratt
Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Xf-20 Livewell water pickup
Replies: 29
Views: 3672

I mounted my on the transom. The red/white/blue pump on port side.
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by gpratt
Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:38 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Red Alert Splashed
Replies: 461
Views: 78058

Richard Have you got a motor yet? If not I recommend a 70 hp. The reason being they can turn a larger dia prop and that makes a huge difference in the amount of ventilation you'll have. The 50 is enough hp to cruise at 20 and top out at 26 to 30 depending on the prop but prop dia are usually in the ...