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by DrBones
Fri May 04, 2007 8:45 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: OD16 - Inshallah 'Wear and Tear'!
Replies: 10
Views: 2517

OD16 - Inshallah 'Wear and Tear'!

Well, I'm now into my second year of using my good ol' "Inshallah" and so far...'god willing' she has performed magnificently. It's an absolute joy riding this boat. Mostly, I put in at Ft. St. Marks and go up the river into the Gulf. I've been out about 7 miles with her and actually have found a li...
by DrBones
Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:23 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: OD16 Unanswered questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1353

My OD16 is 16'7" long. That's what it came out to be when it was inspected. It's not tipsy on the casting deck. If you are fishing the flats, I wouldn't think you would get to much wave action. So far, I haven't had a problem casting from it. As to the bow trolling motor... :doh: - Wouldn't know how...
by DrBones
Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Weight of finished OD16 with motor and accessories
Replies: 6
Views: 1001

I have a Toyota Highlander - 4 cylinder version. Tows my OD16 fully loaded (i.e. full 12 gallon gas tank, one starter battery and one trolling battery in the bow, fishing gear, cooler w/supplies, etc.) on a galvanized trailer without a problem. My guess is that my boat weighs about 1,000 to 1,100 po...
by DrBones
Fri Dec 08, 2006 6:46 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C17 (Classic 17) in London
Replies: 988
Views: 191466

A tornado in London??? - That's crazy, never even heard that you folks get tornados over there.
by DrBones
Fri Dec 08, 2006 6:44 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: od 16...keel box
Replies: 4
Views: 688

When I built mine a few years ago, it came with instructions for the stepped chine, an older version of the OD16. I would venture that the same has ocurred with you, i.e. you just have an older version of the instructions. The OD16 now is designed to have a slanted chine, not a stepped chine. Wait f...
by DrBones
Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:38 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Console project
Replies: 13
Views: 1889

I'm not familiar with using molds and building a glass form over it. But I can tell you that 4oz fiberglass is much to light. I would start at the very least with 9oz roving and then I would imagine you would have to use at least four layers of that to make something sturdy.
by DrBones
Mon Dec 04, 2006 6:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OD-16 Center Console or Tiller
Replies: 14
Views: 1622

I agree with Bermudian, make sure you do something every day. As to what order to procure materials: - Get some epoxy. - Get the Biaxial FG tape first. You will need it before you use the 9oz tape. - Get a belt sander and enough sand paper to go with it. - Get wood flour from whatever saw mill/carpe...
by DrBones
Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OD-16 Center Console or Tiller
Replies: 14
Views: 1622

I have the OD16 w/center console..and pretty much stuck to the plans. There are several points why I wouldn't suggest the tiller motor option: a) The OD16 is touchy when it comes to putting weight in the back. That is, it will definetly take you and a 2-stroke engine, but nothing much else. I had to...
by DrBones
Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OD-16 Just getting started
Replies: 10
Views: 1225

It's easier just to sketch it out from the paper using the measurements, rather than doing the whole paper bit. Also, you actually only have to do one side - Then use the 'waste' wood you cut off as a template for the other side. ;)
by DrBones
Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF 18 or OD 18
Replies: 14
Views: 1858

I would venture to say that the OD18 has more freeboard than the GF18, especially at the bow. It probably is more suited for choppy conditions and cruising through a chop at displacement speeds.

...other than that, I think the OD18 is a prettier boat :P