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by ross61
Thu Jul 14, 2005 10:19 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Electro Propulsion? - Trawler 28/32
Replies: 31
Views: 4374

John, I think this is a fascinating concept!! A hybrid boat. It depends what you want in a boat. If you are willing to tinker and experiment (and spend some money) for the fun of it - this may very well be a workable concept. There is a forum over in Yahoo groups with a discussion on this about a ye...
by ross61
Mon Jul 11, 2005 6:40 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: FL 14 Trolling Motor
Replies: 15
Views: 2591

Thanks for all the input. I just picked up a Minnkota Vector 46lb thrust motor. Moves boat very easily, almost too much for trolling, but useable, and it makes a good alternate primary motor. I always keep my oars in the boat. I have had to use them a couple of times when my 1961 Johnson 5 1/2 hp br...
by ross61
Fri Jun 24, 2005 8:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Jacques or Ryan: Establish Waterline on OB17?
Replies: 8
Views: 919

Cool - guess I will find out for sure - I just recoated the bottom of my FL14 with graphite/epoxy. Only went about 1 inch up the sides. Thanks for the info.

Ross
by ross61
Fri Jun 24, 2005 5:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Jacques or Ryan: Establish Waterline on OB17?
Replies: 8
Views: 919

Remember that the graphite/epoxy on the bottom will not have any UV resistance. For this reason I think it is better to use it only on the bottom and use a stripe of paint up the sides to the waterline. If the boat will be stored inside this is not as much of an issue.

Good Luck - Ross
by ross61
Sat Jun 18, 2005 2:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB 18
Replies: 7
Views: 1083

Hi Jason, I am looking forward to pics of your OB 18 build. There are very few out there. I currently have an FL14, but the wife and kids are requesting something a lttle larger and faster. I would prefer a sail boat, but keeping the rest of the family happy alllows me to continue building boats. I ...
by ross61
Fri Jun 17, 2005 10:20 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Yet another FL14 in progress.
Replies: 55
Views: 12219

For the transom mount I used inexpensive cutting boards. One on each side of the transom. These are the white plastic type. $1 each at the local dollar store. This was not my idea. As usual I got it from someone else on this forum - just can't remember who, but thanks because they work and look good...
by ross61
Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:30 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Goodbye (for now).
Replies: 6
Views: 1525

Good Luck Scott,

I enjoyed watching you finish your boat. Best of luck to you and yours in the future.

Keep us updated on the new project - whatever it is.

Ross
by ross61
Thu Jun 09, 2005 3:41 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Why does epoxy on oak make bubbles?
Replies: 25
Views: 2883

Hmm,

I used red oak for my FL14 runners because home depot had some for $2 for a 10ft length of 1 by 2. Did not have any such bubbling problems. I did not glass mine, just coated with epoxy. This year I sanded off all my bottom paint and coated with graphite/epoxy. Just for experimentation.

Ross
by ross61
Thu Jun 09, 2005 3:31 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Marine plywood sources
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Some of those listed in Wisconsin do not carry any marine plywood. Some can get only doug fir marine plywood and want over $55 for a 1/4" sheet. I still have yet to find a source for any good marine ply in Wisconsin. Let me know if you do. Right now my projects are small and I cannot justify the hig...
by ross61
Tue Jun 07, 2005 7:05 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: FL 14 Trolling Motor
Replies: 15
Views: 2591

Thanks for all the replies. Going for a 50lb thrust. Two deep cycle batteries not wired together. One at a time. Will find an outlet somewhere at campgrounds.

Ross