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by Dougster
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Port A XF 20
Replies: 354
Views: 40213

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...
by Dougster
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: how long to wait before primer?
Replies: 5
Views: 2082

Re: how long to wait before primer?

I'd give it two or three days but suspect overnight would work. Other folks know more about that than I do.

Dougster
by Dougster
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Phantom 16/18
Replies: 39
Views: 12003

Re: Phantom 16/18

I don't think you'd need to glass the underside of decking, just do two or three coats of epoxy there or maybe S3 primer and paint.

Dougster
by Dougster
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Port A XF 20
Replies: 354
Views: 40213

Re: Port A XF 20

That's great Pete, great to see you've splashed. Nothing but tweaking and fishing left now. Wish I was down there with a rod now, 'stead of playing safe here at home. I did catch a massive 8" bass in the Blanco river the other day though :roll:

Dougster
by Dougster
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Eastern NC SK-14
Replies: 95
Views: 51023

Re: Eastern NC SK-14

I've posted this comment elsewhere, but will repeat as it's relevant to your scupper situation. I weigh 185 and don't get water in when I crank the outboard, but I think I'd just put up with it or have a temporary cover of some kind. Reason is, a big V hull bass boat came by me half on/half off plan...
by Dougster
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Mike Schwind's SK14 Build
Replies: 25
Views: 2810

Re: Mike Schwind's SK14 Build

I did the same thing on my SK14. I sponge out any water in bow compartment as needed. Only needed once after a big boat wake rolled over the nose, and then there was only about a cup of water in the compartment. The wave rolled right on through the boat and out the transom scupper with no problem ot...
by Dougster
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Fit and finish
Replies: 5
Views: 2288

Re: Fit and finish

Templates for sure. $11 bought me several 4' by 8' sheets of cheap 1/8" luan or maybe it was doorskin panels that I used and re-used for templates. Marine ply is pretty dear and I'm not skilled enough to get the first cut right most of the time on curved surfaces. There's a technique for drawing cur...
by Dougster
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SK14 in TX
Replies: 49
Views: 15722

Re: SK14 in TX

I had to press my frames in pretty hard. Eventually I realized the bottom panels were not laying flat and by pressing down vertically on the frames I could flatten them, which bowed the side panels out nicely and let the frames fit. Take your time and post pics as Fuzz said.

Dougster
by Dougster
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SK14 in TX
Replies: 49
Views: 15722

Re: SK14 in TX

Yes you'd fly with 8. I use a 5 hp Tohatsu propane outboard and get 12 mph on plane. That's with a good 80lbs or ore of battery and trolling motor on the nose. With another two guys in it I get just under 10 mph. I'd just go with 6hp, but then I don't care much about speed. The propane is great: no ...
by Dougster
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: I'm New Here
Replies: 15
Views: 4952

Re: I'm New Here

I know you can. All you gotta do is start and not quit.

Dougster