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by mindunderwater
Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: FS18 - Weight Forward Question from a Big Guy
Replies: 1
Views: 350

FS18 - Weight Forward Question from a Big Guy

I'm about 320 lbs - none of which keeps me from loving fishing I purchased the OT16 plans - and one of these days I'll get around to building it. After a sending that thought process for a few runs through my ever-cluttered mind, I decided I want to build the flats 18 (FS18) first. I've found that w...
by mindunderwater
Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: OT16 Otter completed
Replies: 25
Views: 7288

Re: OT16 Otter completed

Excellent information - I agree that the cost of Meranti makes that alternative at least a viable one. Probably lower TCO there than glassing, too. It would only be a $10 / sheet premium over local price for fir and that includes the shipping (we have a terminal where I work so that helps). Well - o...
by mindunderwater
Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: OT16 Otter completed
Replies: 25
Views: 7288

Re: OT16 Otter completed

I am hardly an expert woodworker, nor am I made of money - in fact I'm a poor guy :). I guess it comes down to diminishing returns. 50 or so lbs one way or the other isn't going to make or break me, or change whether I build the boat. If the checking issue can be resolved with 4oz cloth I'll do that...
by mindunderwater
Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: OT16 Otter completed
Replies: 25
Views: 7288

Re: OT16 Otter completed

Thank you - I am sure I will need a guide along the way.

I was planning marine fir for this application, fully glassed to prevent checking. It's either that or pay $40 / sheet more and drive a few hundred miles to get it from what my research shows so far.

Thanks in advance.
by mindunderwater
Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: OT16 Otter completed
Replies: 25
Views: 7288

Re: OT16 Otter completed

Wow - what a great looking boat; I can tell there was a lot of work put into it. I just ordered plans for one of my own - building should start as soon as I get back in town next weekend and you've really given me a boost in the morale department.