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by Rob Eades
Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: generous offer
Replies: 3
Views: 537

generous offer

A coworker's husband in a professional woodworker.He has offered to buy my ply and have delivered to his shop.He has even hinted at cuttin the whole thing out on his CNC macine.Is there a way this could be done from the FS17 plans alone?

Boy I'll owe him a case of beer...or two! 8)
by Rob Eades
Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Seadation's FS14 Build - Splashed 12 May 2012
Replies: 60
Views: 10386

Re: Seadation's FS14 Build

Two dogs to bring good karma to the build....check.Ugly 1980's recliner/moanin' chair in place...check.

The build looks perfect so far. :D

Rob
by Rob Eades
Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: How far out is "offshore"?
Replies: 5
Views: 773

How far out is "offshore"?

In another thread a guy asks about taking a FS14 2-3 klicks offshore to fish a reef.One of our most knowledgeable contributors said it wasn't smart. Hugh?,I am inexperienced in powerboating and saltwater in general,and HAVE done some dumb stuff,but is it dangerous to go 1.5 miles out in a 14ft boat?...
by Rob Eades
Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: best/lightest 25hp 4-stroke?
Replies: 5
Views: 750

Re: best/lightest 25hp 4-stroke?

How is it compared to a 4 stroke noise wise?

Do you know if the 25 and 30 are the same weight?
by Rob Eades
Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: best/lightest 25hp 4-stroke?
Replies: 5
Views: 750

best/lightest 25hp 4-stroke?

The more I think about it,the more I think I should limit the next build to 25hp.what motor would you choose and why?

I fully understand the practicality of an old 25 two smoke but I just don't want to go that way.

Anybody have any experience wi the e-tec 25?

Rob
by Rob Eades
Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: ST21, new design.
Replies: 102
Views: 9120

Re: a tale of two boats

Guys, I tried to put a smiley in the address line but could not.Please,I'm not a troll! ST21 Vs LB22 Ease of build: slight nod to LB22 efficency: slight nod to SV21 Total cost:nod to LB22 Draft: nod to SV21 Designed speed range: EXACTLY THE SAME Conclusion: If the SV21 cost 5K more to build and gets...
by Rob Eades
Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: ST21, new design.
Replies: 102
Views: 9120

Re: lets talk power

Well,to start with I'm floored.The uncluttered cockpit is amazing! This thing looks to all the world to have no means of propulsion! Back in the day, 1975-85 there were a huge number of budget sailboats built in the 30ft range.If we throw out the ones powered by the Atomic Four (that a whole differe...
by Rob Eades
Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: In a pinch looking for any epoxy in georgia. HELP
Replies: 9
Views: 580

Re: In a pinch looking for any epoxy in georgia. HELP

Hey,

I think JB Weld is great! It would take a lot of tubes to build a oat though! :D
by Rob Eades
Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FL26 build in Friesland
Replies: 191
Views: 36643

Re: FL26 build in Friesland

Wow,

I can't imagine how wonderful it will be to splash the first FL26 to ever exist.I hope the stars line up for me to build one of these!

Thanks for keeping us informed.

Rob
by Rob Eades
Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: SPLASHED - FS 14 - First Timer
Replies: 176
Views: 21031

Re: FS 14 - First Timer

This may have been discused before,but did you build in a mini storage facility? There is one close to me and it would fit a 25+ ft build and it is cheap.I've been wondering about this.

Rob