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by Browndog
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FS14 from Seattle
Replies: 54
Views: 34869

Re: FS14 from Seattle

I am assuming that his auto insurance company will be involved since there is damage to his vehicle. If he also has the trailer insured on his auto insurance that will be handled as well. The boat might be insured separately. Or the other driver’s auto insurance will cover the boat and motor damage ...
by Browndog
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: LM18 Houston Tx
Replies: 34
Views: 4248

Re: LM18 Houston Tx

The extra tape and the overlaps will not hurt anything. It will make the boat, the Bow and Keel in particular, stronger and protect against abrasion from a bottom strike or from beaching the boat.. It will add a small amount of additional weight and perhaps as you indicated a bit more sanding and fa...
by Browndog
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FS14 from Seattle
Replies: 54
Views: 34869

Re: FS14 from Seattle

Sorry to hear about your accident and the damage to your beautiful boat. I imagine you are still shook up and suffering from the shock and swiftness of how it happened. Most likely what happens next depends on a few things. An adjuster will be sent out to inspect the damage and assess the loss. The ...
by Browndog
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: 23 ft Hartley Cabin boat repair/rebuild and hull extension
Replies: 345
Views: 29398

Re: 23 ft Hartley Cabin boat repair/rebuild and hull extension

You have done some really amazing work. I’ve built 5 boats so I have a little bit of experience, but I am afraid to tackle a renovation like you’ve done. Great job.
by Browndog
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: LM18 Houston Tx
Replies: 34
Views: 4248

Re: LM18 Houston Tx

Looks good! Your emphasis in working neatly and ensuring there are no wrinkles in the cloth or bubbles underneath the cloth will be rewarded down the line as you get to sanding and fairing. Working wet on wet has some advantages, but requires a long period of uninterrupted time to accomplish. It als...
by Browndog
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Looking for advice on layup
Replies: 20
Views: 4025

Re: Looking for advice on layup

Congratulations on your decision to embark on a boat building project and welcome to the Forum. The drawing that you posted is very interesting and similar to many of the bay boats that are popular in my area. I’m curious what design/plan this is? Don’t think I’ve seen it before. Not familiar with i...
by Browndog
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: LM18 8/12/2020 Buffardi
Replies: 15
Views: 4110

Re: LM18 8/12/2020 Buffardi

Looks great! Can only see one thing wrong with it. Not enough cup holders. :)
:D
by Browndog
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Playak12 - footrests
Replies: 5
Views: 2233

Re: Playak12 - footrests

The backrest of the seat does touch the rear rim of the cockpit.
by Browndog
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Playak12 - footrests
Replies: 5
Views: 2233

Re: Playak12 - footrests

In the Plyak I built I used adjustable footrests mounted on the sides. I prefer that style because they are up and out of the way off of the sole, easy to adjust and were familiar to what I had in my other two kayaks. WIll you be the only one using the Plyak? Then install fixed seating and footrests...
by Browndog
Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 382
Views: 31604

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Great Job!. Your wiring and electrical work have set a new Gold Standard for the forum. Mine look like spaghetti compared to yours and I thought I was being neat!