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by Lung Boy
Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Lung Boy's FS17
Replies: 125
Views: 20749

Thanks for the input and advice fellows. But here comes a curve ball. I abandoned the skeg and have opted for a pair of runners/strakes. When in doubt, imitate someone else. Here they are, runners a la Joel. http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/18410/normal_fs17_32.JPG The angle is 90 degrees ...
by Lung Boy
Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:53 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Lung Boy's FS17
Replies: 125
Views: 20749

Spokaloo wrote:What do the plans say?

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I looked harder and found it, thanks Spok. Skeg (optional), from 2"x2" nominal, epoxy glued, 7' long, 18" from transom.
by Lung Boy
Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Lung Boy's FS17
Replies: 125
Views: 20749

I'm still mulling over my skeg dilemma. Here are two options. Any opinions? skeg 1 - 1"x1.125"x6.5' http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/18410/normal_fs17_30.JPG skeg 2 - 1.125"x1.25"x6.5' http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/18410/normal_fs17_31.JPG I guess my question really is how big...
by Lung Boy
Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Lung Boy's FS17
Replies: 125
Views: 20749

Lower wrote:Lookin good lung boy! Isn't fairing fun!!??
As Forrest Gump might say, "fairing is tough".
by Lung Boy
Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Lung Boy's FS17
Replies: 125
Views: 20749

Thanks fellows.

I am pretty happy with the rubrail. I cut the rubrail strips using a table saw. Did not have any problems cutting.

I am going to start using the quick fair and see how that goes.

Also, I need to make the skeg. I am think about dimensions of 9/8" x 1.5" x 6.5'.
by Lung Boy
Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Lung Boy's FS17
Replies: 125
Views: 20749

fairing

done some more fairing. fixed my sagging problem with a thicker mix. my fairing skills are about as good as my drywall skills. i'll have to keep my day job. lots of sanding. also glued on the rubrail. http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/18410/normal_fs17_27.JPG http://gallery.bateau2.com/albu...
by Lung Boy
Wed Oct 08, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: fairing-in which plane must it be straight ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1006

You are golden. I think bow to stern direction is more critical than the keel to chine. If the bottom is straight bow to stern then you reduce the effects of hook or rocker, namely porpoising and excess drag. (I think you can still porpoise with bad weight distributions.) If your gap in the keel to ...
by Lung Boy
Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:48 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Material cost on FS17
Replies: 16
Views: 2504

I'm building an FS17 center console version. Here are my costs breakdown so far. boat materials: plywood(7-->1/4", 8-->3/8"), glass/epoxy kit, 3qt quickfair, fillers = $2860 misc: plans, trial kit, RO, sandpaper, strongback, throwaway molds, gloves, spreaders, acetone, roller covers, chip brushes, c...
by Lung Boy
Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Carbon Fiber poling platform
Replies: 70
Views: 22443

Joel,

Do have a sketch of your design?
by Lung Boy
Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Best way to cut a transom is?
Replies: 5
Views: 1112

Maybe you could cut your transom arch slightly big and then shape by sanding. I've never worked with coosa, so I would test out the sanding method on some scrap.

Dougster beat me to the punch.