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by Mikem59
Mon May 15, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Mikem59 FS18 Build
Replies: 418
Views: 45054

Re: Mikem59 FS18 Build

Thanks Seaslug for the quick reply. I'm leaning towards a 3 piece graphite Stiffy that will measure 21'. I may be poling in 1' or less but in soft mud. The pole will usually penetrate up to 2'. Ask, would like to make up for that lost 2' and with the effort to retrieve it will want a lighter pole. H...
by Mikem59
Mon May 15, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Mikem59 FS18 Build
Replies: 418
Views: 45054

Re: Mikem59 FS18 Build

Seaslug - Thanks for the compliment and the comment on how well she'll pole once I get a platform installed. Makes me excited all over again to hit that milestone. What length push pole are you using, and yes, can't wait to sight fish for those reds! Newt - yes, I'm familiar with that to get up on p...
by Mikem59
Sun May 14, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Mikem59 FS18 Build
Replies: 418
Views: 45054

Re: Mikem59 FS18 Build

My son and I want back out yesterday to do some more exploring and testing. TomW1 - as you noted, had great weather. However, as can be expected, the wind was blowing harder than the marine forecast called for, but much better than Thursday's inaugural trip. I don't have any pics, but wanted to repo...
by Mikem59
Sat May 13, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Nicely named
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: Nicely named

Well done Bateau!
by Mikem59
Fri May 12, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Mikem59 FS18 Build
Replies: 418
Views: 45054

Re: Mikem59 FS18 Build

Thanks all! Hope to get her back out over the weekend and do a little more testing her performance.
by Mikem59
Thu May 11, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Mikem59 FS18 Build
Replies: 418
Views: 45054

Re: Mikem59 FS18 Build

Splashed! What an awesome, awesome day to finally splash my boat for the first time today. The day started with the trip to TPWD. That was a painless experience, expect for the $105 they want for getting a hull id and registration. Took all the receipts along with me and they never even asked to see...
by Mikem59
Wed May 10, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Mikem59 FS18 Build
Replies: 418
Views: 45054

Re: Mikem59 FS18 Build

Thanks Jeff! Water will be added to the pics as early as tomorrow. Trip to TPWD in the a.m. Then, put on the motor and head out, weather permitting, and that forecast looks promising.

Tapped the threads this evening, so I'll be a lot less stressed about the motor coming off the jack plate.
by Mikem59
Tue May 09, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Mikem59 FS18 Build
Replies: 418
Views: 45054

Re: Mikem59 FS18 Build

Got her on the trailer. http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/70600/IMG_1502.JPG What, no more boat to work on? Made room to put her in storage, but lot's of cleanup to do. http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/70600/IMG_1503.JPG Her home for now. http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics...
by Mikem59
Mon May 08, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: MizFitz FS18
Replies: 91
Views: 5515

Re: MizFitz FS18

A jack in a yak, that had to be quite a ride! Nice catches. And, a nice find on the Evinrude! As for the strong back, like Seaslug's reply stated, check your diagonals. That strong back must be squared up and level, and stay that way throughout the build. And, I didn't listen very well, don't build ...
by Mikem59
Mon May 08, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Mikem59 FS18 Build
Replies: 418
Views: 45054

Re: Mikem59 FS18 Build

Fishwater, Thanks for reassuring me that I'm not paranoid. You hit exactly what my fear is, trailering it alone will cause vibration and loosening that won't be apparent till it's too late. So, after quite a bit of looking it over along with some quasi engineers, looks like I should be able to throu...