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by DrBones
Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OD-16 Just getting started
Replies: 10
Views: 1225

For tracing the curves on the bottom and the sole of the OD 16, I suggest you ask Jacques' for that. I have the bottom and sole dimensions in a .pdf . It shows the points along the curve for every 1'6" or so. That way you can make sure that your curvature conforms to the dimensions necessary, which ...
by DrBones
Sat Nov 11, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OD-16 Just getting started
Replies: 10
Views: 1225

All the best Joe! Keep the questions, ideas, and pics coming!

Keep on buildin' dude! :P
by DrBones
Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:37 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Finally done!!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2706

Congrats Kickin' :) I'm happy for ya' - know what it feels like after an odysee of building! Great pics and thanks for posting them. I put Doel Fins on my O/B - Cheap, about $19.00. I went ahead and put those on even before I tested the boat. All I can say is that it goes on plane quick and doesn't ...
by DrBones
Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:06 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: OD 16 - Kicker outboard bracket question
Replies: 2
Views: 990

OD 16 - Kicker outboard bracket question

Jacques, I plan on putting a 1973 Mercury 40 (4hp) outboard on my OD 16 as a kicker/backup engine. Now, there is no space on the transom to mount it beside my OB (Johnson 40HP/2-stroke). The idea is to have some sort of backup, as I do want to go out farther and paddles are definetly not the backup ...
by DrBones
Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:44 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: C17, OD18, PG22
Replies: 10
Views: 1288

Another thing to keep in mind w/the Panga, is that it probably is somewhat more 'tipsy' than the OD18, which pretty much lays 'flat' on the water, no matter where you shift the weight.
by DrBones
Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:04 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: C17, OD18, PG22
Replies: 10
Views: 1288

Not that I know anything about diving...but I would go for the HMD19: Stable, will take rough waters, economical. Cuddy cabin for storing gear or staying overnight, etc.?
by DrBones
Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building a t-top
Replies: 12
Views: 1708

I remember going over this a while ago..and did some digging and found this excellent thread: http://gallery.bateau2.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7287&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0 My idea actually was to use some PVC pipe, attached to the console, which probably would work quite nicely. That in com...
by DrBones
Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:12 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: OD 16/18 porposing
Replies: 4
Views: 738

I pretty much built my OD16 to specifications. I have a 12 gallon fuel tank under the seat of the center console and the battery located in the aft quarter seat. I also have a heavy duty marine battery under the bow (probably around 60lbs or so) as a reserve and to power electronics. I put a Doel-Fi...
by DrBones
Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:31 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: good deal on sunken engine???
Replies: 7
Views: 1153

Go to this forum: http://www.themarinedoctor.com - The guy there is really responsive and in my experience it is by far the best forum board when it comes to mechanical advice, parts, etc.
by DrBones
Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:54 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Work Boat Finishes
Replies: 18
Views: 3015

Thanks for the compliments..and btw, you won't see any brush strokes in my paint job. I used a foam roller and the paint really is quite self levelling. Thanks Hunch for the tip. I just thought about the clear coat, just to give the paint job more protection. Although, again - I must say that after ...