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by Mikem59
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: MizFitz FS18
Replies: 91
Views: 5680

Re: MizFitz FS18

Looking good! And, hats off to you and all the others that do these builds outdoors, especially where you are located - heat, humidity, and mosquitos!
by Mikem59
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Mikem59 FS18 Build
Replies: 418
Views: 45842

Re: Mikem59 FS18 Build

TomW1, Just to update you, after talking with PowerTech folks I opted for the SRT3 11 pitch prop. Got it installed but haven't had a chance to test yet. Will update when I get some time on it. Also, hope to take her in to get the poling platform installed next week. More to come on that as well. Hop...
by Mikem59
Sat May 20, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"
Replies: 1165
Views: 59087

Re: Aripeka Angler's FS-18

No, doubt, Alaska is beyond beautiful. One of those places that pictures or video can't capture what your eyes can first hand. You'll no doubt enjoy it Aripeka. Fuzz, when I made my trip to Alaska, I wasn't too far from you, certainly drove through your neck of the woods. We stayed at a small lodge ...
by Mikem59
Fri May 19, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Mikem59 FS18 Build
Replies: 418
Views: 45842

Re: Mikem59 FS18 Build

TomW1,
Just to follow-up, from the shaft center to bottom of cavitation plate is 5 1/4". Assume with a 10" dia. Prop and a 1/2" clearance is plenty.

Thanks,
Mike
by Mikem59
Fri May 19, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Mikem59 FS18 Build
Replies: 418
Views: 45842

Re: Mikem59 FS18 Build

Tom, Thanks for the follow-up info for the prop. I'll check the clearance for the prop this weekend, but I believe you are correct, I should be able to go up to as high as a 10 1/4". By the way, other than having the durability of a stainless steel prop, what will this prop do performance wise? Spee...
by Mikem59
Thu May 18, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 19 build
Replies: 1045
Views: 55461

Re: FS 19 build

Browndog, looks really good, very sharp lines on your transom intersections. LIke cape fisherman states, a guide coat will quickly tell you where the areas are that need attention. I had some leftover graphite that I used for the guidecoat, I was very pleased with how easy and how revealing that was...
by Mikem59
Thu May 18, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Mikem59 FS18 Build
Replies: 418
Views: 45842

Re: Mikem59 FS18 Build

Gary, Thanks for the input. I had a power tech SS prop on my Carolina Skiff years ago, and yes a great prop. As for the cavitation plate height with all the travel I have with the Atlas Micro Jacker there is plenty of room to move the plate well above the keel, I haven't measured but it probably mov...
by Mikem59
Thu May 18, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Mikem59 FS18 Build
Replies: 418
Views: 45842

Re: Mikem59 FS18 Build

Mike I need one more thing. The brand of your motor and is it a four stroke or two stroke. This will let me look up it's gearbox ratio. It looks like you have a Suzuki 20 4-stroke with a max rpm of 6300 rpm's and a 2.08 gear ratio. Let me know if I'm wrong. Thanks Tom Tom - you are correct. Thanks,...
by Mikem59
Tue May 16, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: K2FS18
Replies: 255
Views: 19726

Re: K2FS18

K2, Thanks for the photos of your rod holders, I've pondered how I'll install mine, but your pics would appear to solve that problem. :wink: As for the tiller steering. I would agree, even on my Suzuki don't feel that much turning angle is needed. As you state, if you don't need that full push of th...
by Mikem59
Tue May 16, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Mikem59 FS18 Build
Replies: 418
Views: 45842

Re: Mikem59 FS18 Build

TomW1, I don't have an exact weight, so here's my guesstimate based on the following assumptions Hull est. = 275 lbs. engine = 108 Jack plate = 23 Trim tabs = 14 fuel tank/hose = 12 fuel (8 gallons) = 49 battery = 53 2 persons = 425 (my son and I need to lose weight :lol: ) + cooler, drinks, ice, ge...