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by Mikem59
Mon May 08, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Mikem59 FS18 Build
Replies: 418
Views: 45054

Re: Mikem59 FS18 Build

Mike, Thanks for the advice on the poling platform. I've certainly seen the La Flaca build and agree that's a good one to model off of. And I don't want anything absurdly elevated. At 57 I don't need anything difficult to climb up on and down from. Basically want to meet the same criteria you noted....
by Mikem59
Sun May 07, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: K2FS18
Replies: 255
Views: 19225

Re: K2FS18

First of all, K2, Congratulations, the boat looks absolutely great 8) ! I agree with Seaslug, she appears to be quite shallow as I believe I can still see a thin black strip for your waterline mark. And, thanks for the heads up on tiller steering. The only tiller steer I've used is a little transom ...
by Mikem59
Sun May 07, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Mikem59 FS18 Build
Replies: 418
Views: 45054

Re: Mikem59 FS18 Build

Thanks guys, the excitement just builds as it won't be till late this week of the weekend before I splash her. Hoping the wife will want to celebrate Mother's Day fishing from the new boat :lol: In the meantime, continue to do some touch up work, polished/buffed the exterior hull, and did some conte...
by Mikem59
Sat May 06, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Mikem59 FS18 Build
Replies: 418
Views: 45054

Re: Mikem59 FS18 Build

On May 6, 2011, this was one of the pics, the day I received and delivered the materials to my build location. Hard to believe, well not really :lol: , that it's 4 years to the day to get that pile of wood to look like it does today. I'm not splashed yet, all I gotta do is get'er on the trailer. htt...
by Mikem59
Thu May 04, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: K2FS18
Replies: 255
Views: 19225

Re: K2FS18

K2, Thanks for the feedback. Looking forward to getting mine inspected next Thursday now.
by Mikem59
Wed May 03, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: K2FS18
Replies: 255
Views: 19225

Re: K2FS18

Very, very nice :!: I'm not far behind. When the TPWD did the inspection, do they provide the tag for a hull ID? Or did you have to provide it?

Looking forward to pics with it on the water.
by Mikem59
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Mikem59 FS18 Build
Replies: 418
Views: 45054

Re: Mikem59 FS18 Build

Closing in on it. Non-skid, and hatches fit check. http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/70600/IMG_1474.JPG http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/70600/IMG_1473.JPG Since these pics, have secured the hatches, installed the under gunwale led's, the bilge pump hose, the fuel fill, and the fu...
by Mikem59
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Mikem59 FS18 Build
Replies: 418
Views: 45054

Re: Mikem59 FS18 Build

Thanks Eric and Jeff, I'm closing in on the finish line. Tonight put on a coat of non-skid on the top side decks. I used Kiwi Grip and went with a little more aggressive pressure to get a more aggressive non-skid surface. I was pretty pleased with it when I applied it to the cockpit decking. And, as...
by Mikem59
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Mikem59 FS18 Build
Replies: 418
Views: 45054

Re: Mikem59 FS18 Build

Here are some pics from Topside Glassing Calculated 26 oz of resin/hardener to glass the all the topside decking. Prepared 5 - 6 oz batches for 30 oz. total. And, yep, it was too much. Will be the last time for awhile that I'll have to deal with mixing resin/hardener. And, luckily, I had enough to f...
by Mikem59
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: GF16 Launched in Central Florida
Replies: 20
Views: 3366

Re: GF16 Launched in Central Florida

Nice job! Looks like you are pleased with the Suzuki 20 hp. Even more so once you prop it right. Glad to hear that as that is what I have for my FS18 build. I know I'll need to change the prop, will want a stainless prop anyway. I'll be pleased if I can top it at at 23 or 24 and cruise at 20. And, s...