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by chopperman
Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:14 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build ****SPLASHED****
Replies: 586
Views: 53173

Once I had all of the stringers and bulkheads notches cut. I was very anxious to see how the “puzzle” would fit together. I used a hand truck clamped to bulkhead “c” as a temporary brace. I was relieved to see all appeared to fit within tolerance: :roll: http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/22...
by chopperman
Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:25 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build ****SPLASHED****
Replies: 586
Views: 53173

This was my first bulkhead cut out. I really enjoyed transferring the dimensions onto the plywood. I cut the plywood with a very basic "homeowner's" circular saw and found that my cuts came out fine: http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/22633/P1010010a.JPG I used an 8 foot piece of 1/2 inch pv...
by chopperman
Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build ****SPLASHED****
Replies: 586
Views: 53173

Re: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build

TomW wrote:You cristened your boat before you even got it built. :D Welcome to the forum and look forward to your build.

Tom
Well, I knew I wasn't quite ready to splash her yet. But I certainly did celebrate when I made it home :D

Mark
by chopperman
Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build ****SPLASHED****
Replies: 586
Views: 53173

Since Bateau.com's office and warehouse is located 2 1/2 hours from my house, I took a road trip to Vero Beach to pick up the plywood and supplies. I had the opportunity to meet with Joel Shine. He was very gracious to go over the plans with me and help me secure the plywood in my truck. Isolated Th...
by chopperman
Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build ****SPLASHED****
Replies: 586
Views: 53173

Central Florida Phantom 16 Build ****SPLASHED****

Hello fellow boat builders. I began this adventure a little over a month ago. Like many of you, this is a first for me. I currently fish in the Indian River and northern Mosquito lagoon in a 17 foot open-bow. The deep draft of this boat keeps me limited to pretty much the main channel of the Inter-c...