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by TomW1
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Eric's C21
Replies: 2135
Views: 62846

Re: Eric's C21

Gently, gently my boys. Remember Eric owns a machine shop and probably has all sorts of nicks out of his fingers. :lol: :lol: Treat the glass like your wife. 8O 8O

Tom
by TomW1
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: What size Trailer for a built to plans Classic 17 C17
Replies: 21
Views: 367

Re: What size Trailer for a built to plans Classic 17 C17

I would forget one it is to long and the spring are rusty and need maintenance. It will be like towing a 21' boat every time you move her. I an also not so sure of the second one. It is nice to have the extra support, but it looks like it is set up for a flats boat. You will need to make sure that y...
by TomW1
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: What size Trailer for a built to plans Classic 17 C17
Replies: 21
Views: 367

Re: What size Trailer for a built to plans Classic 17 C17

Tom are you sure about your dory weight? Larry always said he built it heavy so mine must be a real pig. It came in at 1740 for an all up ready to fish weight. That does not include the trailer. I guess fat boys build fat boats :help: Yep he and I pondered and that is the boat and motor and safety ...
by TomW1
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: What size Trailer for a built to plans Classic 17 C17
Replies: 21
Views: 367

Re: What size Trailer for a built to plans Classic 17 C17

Exactly OC a trailer rated at 2100 or 2300 lbs.is plenty for a FS17 or C17 or my OD18. All weigh less than 1200lbs, some way below that even with the motor, when completed. Cracker Larry and I figured out that trailer and all I was pulling 1600-1700.bs with his OD18 and trailer far below the trailer...
by TomW1
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: What size Trailer for a built to plans Classic 17 C17
Replies: 21
Views: 367

Re: What size Trailer for a built to plans Classic 17 C17

Following up on my post above make sure you get a torsion spring suspension as it rides so much better than a spring suspension. As Jayson said do not over weigh the trailer a 2100 or 2300 lb trailer will be fine. They sort of go in ranges 1500, 2100/2300, 2700, etc. Mine is rated at 2300 and though...
by TomW1
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: PH18 Build in North Dallas (PH20)
Replies: 3136
Views: 198625

Re: PH18 Build in North Dallas (PH20)

Casey I took a look at your "nylon" rope. Is it nylon or polypropylene. Nylon is not usually colored like that. The reason I ask is that you said it floats and I don't know of any nylon that floats. Poly on the other hand will float. If it is poly definitely get rid of it. 3 strand nylon I can put u...
by TomW1
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS14- Bayou City Boat
Replies: 208
Views: 5375

Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

Yea those kayaks are not meant to hit rocks. I live just above the NOC where the last Junior World Kayak Championships were held. I also worked for one of the companies on the river that rented rafts and kayaks to people. So I know a little about those dang things are built. Not a lot of fun when th...
by TomW1
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: What size Trailer for a built to plans Classic 17 C17
Replies: 21
Views: 367

Re: What size Trailer for a built to plans Classic 17 C17

Honestly with such a light load it really doesn't matter much. You figure with the trailer you might be looking at 1600lbs total, uses 12" tires, so any trailer tire should be able to easily handle that as long as it's rated for highway speeds, and most are. To me the height of the tire is somethin...
by TomW1
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: PH18 Build in North Dallas (PH20)
Replies: 3136
Views: 198625

Re: PH18 Build in North Dallas (PH20)

flyfishingmonk wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:49 pm
TomW1 wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:42 pm
Casey I agree braided nylon is the best, more expensive than 3 strand but it lays so flat and easy.

Tom
Thanks for the feedback. =)
Casey added something to my post.

Tom
by TomW1
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: PH18 Build in North Dallas (PH20)
Replies: 3136
Views: 198625

Re: PH18 Build in North Dallas (PH20)

Casey I agree braided nylon is the best, more expensive than 3 strand but it lays so flat and easy. This might be something you would be interested in when your current line gives out. http://www.boatersland.com/lewhm10ht150px.html

Tom