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by Rob Eades
Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: belt sanders?
Replies: 8
Views: 1127

belt sanders?

My cheapo angle grinder is dead, but I just picked up a belt sander.It seems that I should be able to use a belt sander for some "grinder" type jobs, but nobody ever mentions using a belt sander.What gives?

Rob
by Rob Eades
Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: dumb FS17 plans question
Replies: 4
Views: 600

dumb FS17 plans question

Where in the nesting diagram is mold "A" located :doh:
by Rob Eades
Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Matt's FL26 - building the Wren
Replies: 31
Views: 3999

Re: Matt's FL26 - building the Wren

Matt,

You or someone mentioned avoiding extra weight up front.Remember this boat came close to getting a ballast tank to keep weight in the bow.
by Rob Eades
Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: serious question...half homebuilt?
Replies: 3
Views: 449

serious question...half homebuilt?

Lets say you want to take on a bigger build, lets say 25+ feet.Would it be possible/reasonable to complete the hull with all core material done and glassed,along with all items glassed inside the hull such as tanks and chase tubes,and then employ a small "custom" builder familier with this building ...
by Rob Eades
Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Matt's FL26 - building the Wren
Replies: 31
Views: 3999

Re: Matt's FL26 - building the Wren

I've also thought a thruster might be a good idea on the FL26.That immersed forefoot must surely make it a bitch to maneuver at low speeds.
by Rob Eades
Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Matt's FL26 - building the Wren
Replies: 31
Views: 3999

Re: Matt's FL26 - building the Wren

If we look up the term "rare bird" in the dictionary, we may very well find a picture of the FL26.I've always thought that a larger home build should be something that you can't just run out and buy.The FL26 is that in spades! I can't imagine a better day boat or short passage maker.I thought for aw...
by Rob Eades
Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Using auto body shop guys to finish boat?
Replies: 5
Views: 874

Using auto body shop guys to finish boat?

I may, for ever more, be stuck with builds under 20 ft, and that will be okay I guess :( , but I still dream about what could be.In a larger build, lets say over 25 ft, what if I built the hull and subbed out other tasks to sub contractors who were not boat builders?.I'm thinking specifically about ...
by Rob Eades
Tue May 21, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Is there a finished FL26?
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Is there a finished FL26?

Is there one out there anywhere?
by Rob Eades
Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Rockwell Sonic Crafter sale
Replies: 26
Views: 1348

Re: Rockwell Sonic Crafter sale

Got mine today! Thanks Larry....Maybe the best "tool money" ever spent. I didn't have one of these gizmos, so this can only be a huge plus for my new build. :D

Rob
by Rob Eades
Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 outboard selection...again
Replies: 21
Views: 2176

Re: FS17 outboard selection...again

bluefish,

I'm seeing $4970 for etec 30 remote, $5375 for tldi 40 (tiller), and $6175 for TLDI 50.Where did you get that sort of price advantage on the TLDI 50? :doh: