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by rjezuit
Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: A Cracker Built FS18
Replies: 1222
Views: 98705

Re: A Cracker built FS18

I keep checking the bilge, waiting for the sea stories??????????????????
by rjezuit
Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: A Cracker Built FS18
Replies: 1222
Views: 98705

Re: A Cracker built FS18

I Love watching your builds. Lots and lots of pictures and documentation, and attention to detail second to none.
by rjezuit
Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Timing of OB Motor Purchase?
Replies: 9
Views: 1104

Re: Timing of OB Motor Purchase?

If you get it early in the build you can tailor the transom height to match. Also it's easier to find a good deal this time of year as opposed to spring or summer.
by rjezuit
Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: FS14
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Re: FS14

That's the beauty of building your own. You can customize pretty much anything non structural. They are the same boat, one simple, one with builder additions. Same hull shape and structure.
by rjezuit
Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB19 Stitching
Replies: 16
Views: 1783

Re: OB19 Stitching

I would listen to Larry. When it comes to boat building he's one of the best there is. He's has definitely been there, done that .
by rjezuit
Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:27 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Looking for the right boat
Replies: 45
Views: 3839

Re: Looking for the right boat

Absolutely beautiful video. I would love a place like that to retire to.
by rjezuit
Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Looking for the right boat
Replies: 45
Views: 3839

Re: Looking for the right boat

Agreed. I believe we have given the OP enough to think about. Many good opinions and point brought forward. Kudos to all who contributed. For those of you that have never seen Lake Erie at it's finest. I give you http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEn14ZUC5e8. Wouldn't want to be out in that on a 800' f...
by rjezuit
Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Looking for the right boat
Replies: 45
Views: 3839

Re: Looking for the right boat

CL, in the hands of an experienced skipper like yourself I believe with a D4 you could pilot it safely. The point I am making is the chop on Erie at least (where I spend most of my time) is of high amplitude and short period. A vee hull just rides smoother. I am sure the OD18 is a very capable and s...
by rjezuit
Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Looking for the right boat
Replies: 45
Views: 3839

Re: Looking for the right boat

Most boats under 19-20' around here only go out when the weathers nice and the forecast calls for more of the same.( Or stay within the breakwalls) 20' and up vees are the norm. But I do get a kick out of seeing people try and get out of the Niagara River into Erie, with a 17MPH current under the Pe...
by rjezuit
Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Looking for the right boat
Replies: 45
Views: 3839

Re: Looking for the right boat

I guess I brought up the topic of a dry ride in a cold environment. It's easy to misunderstand when you have not actually experienced being out in a boat when the water is 40-50° and the air is in the 30's or 40's or 70's for that matter. No argument, just a difference perspective and experience base.