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by Dougster
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Plyak12 shear clamp - single piece or sections?
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Re: Plyak12 shear clamp - single piece or sections?

I think I used a single piece with notches in the frame. Can't remember too well :doh: Here's a link to my thread. Scroll down a bit for pic of boat with sheer exposed. It seems to jog my memory of notches in those frames. Anyway, that's sure seems the right way to do it.

Dougster
by Dougster
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Port A XF 20
Replies: 354
Views: 40210

Re: Port A XF 20

Good news on the hurricane Pete, I was worried about your place. Boat looks so nice and sure will be fun. I do hear you on trim tabs. My LB22 could use them but I'm not bothering. Your boat is gonna be a workhorse taxi to the fish, so good luck on your first big fishing trip. Building 'em is fun isn...
by Dougster
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Drill/fill gel magic?
Replies: 8
Views: 2073

Re: Drill/fill gel magic?

By mixing your own you can also vary the viscosity, making it easy to pour into a vertical hole or cake frosting thick to squeeze into a horizontal hole.

Dougster
by Dougster
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Best method without a strongback?
Replies: 7
Views: 1578

Re: Best method without a strongback?

Yes, 'Sig got it just right: 30" wide table on castors 36" high. I already had it so used it and it sure was convenient.

Dougster
by Dougster
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Mike Schwind's SK14 Build
Replies: 25
Views: 2807

Re: Mike Schwind's SK14 Build

Looks good to me. You're gonna a love using it.

Dougster
by Dougster
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SK14 in TX
Replies: 49
Views: 15713

Re: SK14 in TX

Nice clean work for sure. Where is that PVC drain in the bow going? That area is all foam in mine and no place for water. My sole is completely sealed with foam underneath. Kinda like a really thick surfboard.

Dougster
by Dougster
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Port A XF 20
Replies: 354
Views: 40210

Re: Port A XF 20

Go get 'em Pete!

Dougster
by Dougster
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Pinhole factory
Replies: 22
Views: 6114

Re: Pinhole factory

8O Good lord you must feel like Job! Never have seen anything like that, but all I've ever used is the Bateau fairing mix and quickfair. Great thought on filling before sanding. I fought pinholes on all my 3 builds. Best thing I found was an automotive product I've touted on the forum before: Kombi'...
by Dougster
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Port A XF 20
Replies: 354
Views: 40210

Re: Port A XF 20

Take the prop off and haul it in to nettleprops in Austin. They know their stuff, plus you get to drive through the heart of Austin traffic 8O Well, on second thought...

Dougster
by Dougster
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Port A XF 20
Replies: 354
Views: 40210

Re: Port A XF 20

I'm with old Doc Pete on the speed and comfort thing. Never did fully tweak my prop, but I did get good service from Nettleprops in Austin Funky little place that knows their stuff. I took my standard prop in and had them add an inch of pitch. It helped but clearly could have used more. I ignored it...