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by Rob Eades
Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Performance report for modified Honker
Replies: 15
Views: 2579

Re: Performance report for modified Honker

Thanks frazoo,just what I needed to hear!

After much agonizing,I just couldn't live with the bottom panel butt joint.I unstiched and redid. :(

I had hoped all along for this boat to accomodate easy standing fishing.

Let us know how she motors!

thanks Rob
by Rob Eades
Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FL26 build in Friesland
Replies: 191
Views: 36878

Re: FL26 build in Friesland

Jaap,

I'm sure you are busy doing what you are doing,but please tell me this;I plan to visit my daugher this fall in Groningen,do you think your FL26 will be available to see?

The FL26 is my dream boat at this point.I would like to see the only one that exists!

thanks,

Rob
by Rob Eades
Wed May 25, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Show Your Oldies
Replies: 16
Views: 1560

Re: Show Your Oldies

Gosh,Got to love that old Scout.I had a friend with one and it was geared so low it was basically a tractor.The right vehichle for the job I'd say :D

Rob
by Rob Eades
Tue May 17, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 Ready for splash and fishin!
Replies: 24
Views: 2569

Re: FS17 Ready for splash and fishin!

Spectacular!

Everyone says that a 25 hp will be fine,and a 50hp is just too big.I'm thinking you may have found the sweet spot at 40hp! Can't wait to hear how she runs. :D

Rob
by Rob Eades
Tue May 10, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: Builder Meets and Get Togethers
Topic: Southeastern Boat Builders Meet June 3rd-5th 2011
Replies: 510
Views: 44561

Re: room at the inn

Room at the inn. :(

Because of a work conflict,I have to cancel my plans for the meet.I have canceled my reservations at the Innlet for the nights of the third and fourth.There is always tomorrow I guess/hope. :|

Rob
by Rob Eades
Mon May 02, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: frazoo's Honker "14"
Replies: 149
Views: 16179

Re: frazoo's Honker "14"

I was thinking of two largish detachable fenders to ride at the waterline,simular effect but not as elegant as a sponson.A sponson would de both practicle and sophisticated. Another thing that gives me pause is that Honker has almost the same dimensions as Skilly Gig,and evertbody talks about how us...
by Rob Eades
Sun May 01, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: frazoo's Honker "14"
Replies: 149
Views: 16179

Re: frazoo's Honker "14"

You would think I would learn. I always see just what I want to see...when it comes to boats! I envisioned the honker as a Gheenoe like small powered fishing boat.After looking at it in 3D I realize its exactly 1/2 guide boat,and 1/2 pirogue completely optimized for rowing.I think it would be uncomf...
by Rob Eades
Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:51 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Nice Canoe questions
Replies: 21
Views: 2322

Re: Nice Canoe questions

For my last build,I did have to go to a luan door skin on the deck of a kayak to get the serious camber that was required.As much as I like ultraply,I don't think it can bend like okoume.If Ultraply was available in 3/16 I might just wet my pants :D

Rob
by Rob Eades
Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Nice Canoe questions
Replies: 21
Views: 2322

Re: Nice Canoe questions

Its a fast growing tropical hard wood,so it is "softish".From my experience,its in between the weight of Okoume and Meranti.I don't know about checking, but I suspect it might not.Shine looked at this stuff a couple years back and had nothing bad to say. Folks,if you are building a low stress,non pl...
by Rob Eades
Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Nice Canoe questions
Replies: 21
Views: 2322

Re: Nice Canoe questions

some time ago there was a discussion about a product called UltraplyXL.It is carried at Lowes and is $19 a 1/4 inch sheet.They make it with waterproof glue and I have never found a void.It even has the pretty grain of good marine stuff.Lots of guys have given it the "torture" test with good results....