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by LSUred
Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gas tank placement FS17 LS
Replies: 7
Views: 671

Re: Gas tank placement FS17 LS

Fill is 2.75" tall. Feed is 1.5" , so I can cut a little over an inch off I think
by LSUred
Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gas tank placement FS17 LS
Replies: 7
Views: 671

Re: Gas tank placement FS17 LS

Uncle D the boat is designed so the front and rear casting decks are on the same plane, and the sole is parallel. I suppose raising the bulkhead would still be structurally sound, but may be unpleasing aesthetically. Here is a shot of Shine's FS17 Low Sheer. the front bulkhead is frame A, the rear i...
by LSUred
Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gas tank placement FS17 LS
Replies: 7
Views: 671

Re: Gas tank placement FS17 LS

Jacques, Sorry for my ignorance, I'm confused what you mean about the inspection plate? I have a SS screw-out fuel cap like you see on many boats that attaches to the deck. I planned to put it directly over the fuel fill so I could use a wood dowel to measure fuel in case my gauge goes out. I DO pla...
by LSUred
Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: cutting bouyancy foam excess
Replies: 12
Views: 888

Re: cutting bouyancy foam excess

I'm glad you posted this, I'm right behind you on my build. Tryin to finish sole so I can foam :)
by LSUred
Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gas tank placement FS17 LS
Replies: 7
Views: 671

Gas tank placement FS17 LS

I originally planned to place my gas tank behind the first bulkhead in the bow. Just got my tank, forgot to factor in the added height of the fuel fill. It's gonna be REAL close, IF it even fits. My plan was to put tank in bow, and two batteries in the stern. Would switching the two be a close to ev...
by LSUred
Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17
Replies: 10
Views: 1385

Re: FS 17

anything like that that you mount to the sole needs a backing plate. Really anything ANYWHERE. Cleats, bow eyes, poling platforms, etc. Anything that gets a lot of force exerted on it usually gets a backing plate. Most people seem to just use scrap plywood covered in epoxy and epoxy glued to the sol...
by LSUred
Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 - first dumb question
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: FS17 - first dumb question

Sorry I can't answer Baitcaster, I'm building the Low Sheer fs17, with full size transom, so no clamping board. But don't worry about dumb questions, I've asked what seems like a hundred stupid questions. But everyone is quick to respond and your "dumb questions" help other dummies like me :lol: Goo...
by LSUred
Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chase Tube Layout
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: Chase Tube Layout

Thanks for all the replies, good advice. I'll do 2" to save space and weight, I'll go two of these from the console to starb. rear. Shine I found some grey conduit PVC "sweep L's?" that I think will allow me to stretch the tubes out close to the chine, should also help wires run easier without 45deg...
by LSUred
Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Poling Platform suggestions -FS17
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: Poling Platform suggestions -FS17

Thanks ya'll, ordered it today. I think I'll be happy with it, I really like the shape, think it will complement the transom/lines well. With only a 40hp and a jackplate i shouldn't have a problem with cowling removal *fingers crossed*, aslo no tiller worries with remote steer. thanks again
by LSUred
Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chase Tube Layout
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Chase Tube Layout

My frames are tabbed in, will fillet and glass tomorrow on the FS17 LS. I need to plan out my chase tubes, so I've done some research on the board. It seems it's best to use the biggest you can get away with. I'm thinking: -2.5" for steering/control cables, etc... Maybe 2 of these just to be safe? -...