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by majorgator
Fri May 02, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: New XF20 Build
Replies: 191
Views: 23411

Thanks, Ken. I'll try and see if I can find some good stuff locally. So far (today) 1/2" Marine Ply is $59.99. But no dice on the 3/8" or 1/4".
by majorgator
Fri May 02, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: New XF20 Build
Replies: 191
Views: 23411

Are there any thoughts on using BC Plywood, which is smooth on one side? It is more expensive than normal ply, but less than the good marine ply. Not to mention pretty readily available.

TomW mentioned the checking, so I imagine BC plywood would still not be immune to that.
by majorgator
Thu May 01, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: New XF20 Build
Replies: 191
Views: 23411

WOW! I truly have to say that I aspire for my XF20 to look half as nice as Aripecka Angler's. I bookmarked that thread, as I'm sure I will be referencing it often.

Thanks, TomW, for telling me to take a look at that.
by majorgator
Thu May 01, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: New XF20 Build
Replies: 191
Views: 23411

That is some very good info, Shine. I'll check out this stuff, and consider how it may effect my project. I should begin the material cutout sometime this month, then hopefully progressing with the lamination process sometime over the summer. It will be a slow build, but I'll do my best at keeping u...
by majorgator
Thu May 01, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: New XF20 Build
Replies: 191
Views: 23411

Thanks, Shine. What is the approximate weight difference between Nidacore and, say, 1/4" plywood?
by majorgator
Thu May 01, 2008 9:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: New XF20 Build
Replies: 191
Views: 23411

One thing though that I haven't had much success with is where to find Nidacore for the small part of the sole portion I want to add. I noticed that Ken used Nidacore, and being in Citrus County, I was hoping he bought it locally. Any thoughts?? Is there a better or different material that Nidacore ...
by majorgator
Thu May 01, 2008 8:12 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: New XF20 Build
Replies: 191
Views: 23411

Thanks guys...keep the good info rolling. I really do appreciate it. Oddly enough, there is a local farm and lumber center near where I live that has the Marine Ply, and it looks really good. Last time I bought some from them, it didn't have any voids or knots. A while back, I did a floor rebuild on...
by majorgator
Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fast Skiff 14 (FS14) battery placement?
Replies: 12
Views: 1801

You can put the gas tank up front, and it really doesn't care, and the long run to the back is no big deal. Which is why I referenced your earlier post...put some weight in the middle and put the battery in the back. :doh: I really wouldn't worry about either trim or displacement. My friend has a 1...
by majorgator
Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fast Skiff 14 (FS14) battery placement?
Replies: 12
Views: 1801

I would simply put the battery in the back. It may seem heavy, but it really takes a considerable amount of weight to change the displacement. The voltage drop doesn't really concern me that much, but its mainly the cost of the cable. Especially if you can put the gas tank somewhere near the front o...
by majorgator
Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: New XF20 Build
Replies: 191
Views: 23411

Thanks for all the great info. Has anyone ever used brand epoxy? I have found it to be a bit less expensive. Please know, I'm not doing all of this to save $20 or $30, but really looking for the big chunks. I still have some time before I begin the build, so I don't want to omit any potential saving...