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by ross61
Fri Jun 03, 2005 5:39 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: FL 14 Trolling Motor
Replies: 15
Views: 2585

FL 14 Trolling Motor

Taking the FL14 on a week long camping trip to an electric motor only lake this summer. Need some thoughts on what size trolling motor to buy. Is a 30 or 40lb thrust adequate? Also, for a 12 volt motor, can I wire two batteries together to extend my run time? And finally, there is no electric at the...
by ross61
Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:57 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: PK78 started in Steamboat
Replies: 6
Views: 1980

Oh man Jim, I am jealous - Steamboat Springs is paradise!!! My favourite place to ski. Back when I lived in Denver, I was a contract driver for Pony Express. My route went from Denver to Graig and back 4 days a week, right thru Steamboat. I miss it. In Milwaukee now, no mountains, but I am 5 blocks ...
by ross61
Wed Apr 27, 2005 8:36 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: RO Sander question
Replies: 16
Views: 2144

Sounds like experimentation is the order of the day. Most woodworkers swear by the Porter-Cable. When I first started my boat I borrowed one from a neighbhor and it quit working within an hour. He told me it was very old and well on it's way out when he gave it to me. A couple others on this forum l...
by ross61
Wed Apr 27, 2005 6:58 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: RO Sander question
Replies: 16
Views: 2144

RO Sander question

Ok, I just bought a Ridgid variable speed RO sander. Don't know how I built my FL14 without it. The sander came with no recommendations on how best to use the variable speeds. Is it as simple as - more speed = more removal? What settings have others used when sanding epoxy coated plywood, fairing et...
by ross61
Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:08 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Long lost Fritz....
Replies: 3
Views: 972

Hmmm,

Messabout at Fritz' place????? :lol:

Welcome back Fritz!!!
by ross61
Tue Apr 05, 2005 10:06 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FL14 - First Build Started
Replies: 126
Views: 22514

Dane,

Nice work!! You will love the FL14.

Is that a Rigid RO Sander I see in your pics? If so, how do you like it and can you compare it to others?

I was planning on going to Home Depot in the next couple of weeks to buy one - and a Porter Cable circular saw.

Thanks,

Ross
by ross61
Sun Mar 27, 2005 10:31 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: FL14 Frames
Replies: 10
Views: 1242

I remember this question was asked last year when a bunch fo us were building FL14's. Can't find the old thread, but I recall the answer from Jacques was that the frames could be cut down to seat level if a gunwale was installed as well as the rubrail. In other words, both an inner surface and an ou...
by ross61
Thu Mar 24, 2005 8:55 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: my rub rails at the pointy end
Replies: 13
Views: 1800

There are probably lots of other ways, but I did this:

I cut the ends flush with the bow of the boat, glued on a hardwood block and shaped it with an angle grinder w/sanding disk attatched.

Has held up very well and looks great!!

Good Luck,

Ross
by ross61
Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:19 am
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: Share shipping charges to Milwaukee
Replies: 7
Views: 1875

Tobolamr, Looking to have it shipped fairly soon, at least in April. I also need to make a trip to Eau Claire to pick up a motorcycle, so I could drop yours off there, or pick it up from you. my trailer is pretty light, so if you need alot, it would be better to ship to you. Anyway, I'm not set on a...
by ross61
Tue Mar 15, 2005 7:20 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: FL14
Replies: 16
Views: 1776

forgot to log in-last two posts were me

Ross