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by CatfishHunter
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Port A XF 20
Replies: 360
Views: 41486

Re: Port A XF 20

here's my 2 cents, i'm not giving much adivice but a little info on my build. after moving my decks a tad my central area is 10ft... 6 ft front deck 4 ft rear. The floor sits on top of spurring strips on top of the stringers (i used 4 stringers instead of 2) The floor seems like it is very high alre...
by CatfishHunter
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: XF 20 Build
Replies: 308
Views: 40140

Re: XF 20 Build

I replied once to the post but i think my phone is messed up i may have hit the wrong button. the boat is intended to be used as a shallow water guide boat here in chassahowitzka. i'm rigging it with a tiller motor and jackplate right now. I also differed from the plans a bit and shortened the front...
by CatfishHunter
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: XF 20 Build
Replies: 308
Views: 40140

Re: XF 20 Build

Almost there... throw my jack plate, tiller motor, and some hardware on this thing and i'll be on the water! 8)
by CatfishHunter
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: XF 20 Build
Replies: 308
Views: 40140

Re: XF 20 Build

kiwigrip on the decks and gunwales. I went back and brushed a thin coat over the tacked up nonskid and it took some of the aggressiveness out. Should feel a little better on the bare feet. finishing the floor tomorrow then the rigging begins...
by CatfishHunter
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: XF 20 Build
Replies: 308
Views: 40140

Re: XF 20 Build

thanks guys. I have a 50 tiller to put on it right now and also the mercury 75 4 stroke that i plan on putting on the back but it needs to visit the shop and get a tiller handle put on. The temps had to be in the mid 70's when i topcoated, tough winter I know, since I'm in florida lol. Kiwigrip got ...
by CatfishHunter
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: XF 20 Build
Replies: 308
Views: 40140

Re: XF 20 Build

not really any different then rolling and tipping. thin the paint properly, brush on a thin coverage on a small area then tip it off any imperfections and brush marks... :lol: how do you think they painted boats before the 50's.
by CatfishHunter
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: XF 20 Build
Replies: 308
Views: 40140

Re: XF 20 Build

thanks everyone and merry xmas! I used a 3 inch brush on the entire boat. no spraying or rolling. just brushed on then lightly tipped.
by CatfishHunter
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: XF 20 Build
Replies: 308
Views: 40140

Re: XF 20 Build

Last coat of seafoam went on yesterday. Gonna let it cure for a few days then apply the kiwi grip... She'll be on the water soon.
by CatfishHunter
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: XF 20 Build
Replies: 308
Views: 40140

Re: XF 20 Build

Yes I remember it well, I drove to Ocala as soon as I got ahold of him. 2 years later I'll be glad to get it done. Another coat or two of paint then the Cream KiwiGrip Goes on!
by CatfishHunter
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Double Ender Grand Canyon Dory
Replies: 42
Views: 2926

Re: Double Ender Grand Canyon Dory

Coming along nicely. A rowing dory will be my next build, as I plan to eventually get back to colorado fly fishing. I'll be tagging along.