FS14 Wolf's build

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Re: FS14 Wolf's build

Post by OrangeQuest » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:02 pm

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Anyway, going to build aft deck to plans. Just need to glue in the CnC hatch cutout, using two smaller hatches.
Sure is a lot of space back there.

You are going to use a tiller steer?

Not a big fan of holding my arm behind me holding the tiller. My arm starts hurting after the first 20 minutes. Without much repositioning on a bench not a lot you can do to get comfortable.



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Re: FS14 Wolf's build

Post by jacquesmm » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:11 pm

There are different types of aft decks shown on the plans. The one in the B&W drawing is short, the one in the picture is longer: you choose.
About steering, when alone in those small boats, you can't stand all the way back, you should use a tiller extension and a Doelfin or fixed tabs.
The tiller extension makes it comfortable, I use it on on all my small boats: they get on plane faster and run smoother because of the better trim.
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Re: FS14 Wolf's build

Post by Capt UB » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:47 am

OrangeQuest wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:02 pm
Capt UB wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:13 pm

Anyway, going to build aft deck to plans. Just need to glue in the CnC hatch cutout, using two smaller hatches.
Sure is a lot of space back there.

You are going to use a tiller steer?

Not a big fan of holding my arm behind me holding the tiller. My arm starts hurting after the first 20 minutes. Without much repositioning on a bench not a lot you can do to get comfortable.

I have a Crabon Fiber ext. Works great. I do like running standing up. Plus years of tiller steering on my sailboats.
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Re: FS14 Wolf's build

Post by Capt UB » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:00 am

jacquesmm wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:11 pm
There are different types of aft decks shown on the plans. The one in the B&W drawing is short, the one in the picture is longer: you choose.
About steering, when alone in those small boats, you can't stand all the way back, you should use a tiller extension and a Doelfin or fixed tabs.
The tiller extension makes it comfortable, I use it on on all my small boats: they get on plane faster and run smoother because of the better trim.
FS14 with the CnC ply kit.

I see only one aft deck on all drawings, lots of customizing by builders. I had Jeff at CarbonMarine build a tiller extension for this ob. I will be moving the kill switch and start button to the starboard side infront of the aft deck next to the control (eletric panel). I have an ext. for the shifter.
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Re: FS14 Wolf's build

Post by peter-curacao » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:04 am

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Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:47 am
I have a Crabon Fiber ext. Works great. I do like running standing up. Plus years of tiller steering on my sailboats.
When you think of it it's kind of strange OB manufacturers offers different kind of shaft lengths but not different kind of tiller handles.

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Re: FS14 Wolf's build

Post by Capt UB » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:45 am

peter-curacao wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:04 am
Capt UB wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:47 am
I have a Crabon Fiber ext. Works great. I do like running standing up. Plus years of tiller steering on my sailboats.
When you think of it it's kind of strange OB manufacturers offers different kind of shaft lengths but not different kind of tiller handles.
Yes, but some do offer the shifter on the handle. Mine is off to starboard side, but I have a hot water 1/2" PVC ext. for the shifter. I did see a 90 hp with a tiller!!!

You can see a shifter ext. on my old 5 hp 4 stroke, this setup worked great on a skinny ass 15.4 HS Gheenoe.

Also, see the grab bar mounted to the starboard side of the hull, ver. mounted on the back of the center beacnh! Right hand on grab bar other hand on tiller... Old saying "One hand for yourself, one hand for the boat".
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Re: FS14 Wolf's build

Post by Capt UB » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:34 am

This is what I'm talking about doing. Not up front like a cruiser, but more like the flats boats. I would be setting in the same area as if using a tiller.
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Re: FS14 Wolf's build

Post by Capt UB » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:07 pm

So much to do!

Add skeg.

Mounted 9.8 to see what it looks like!!!!!

Added 3, 3/8 pieces of ply on transom thickness to mount OB.

Damn the hatch cutout... just too big.

Motorwell not needed with this OB.

My Carbon Marine tiller ext. too short for this boat setup!

Going to setup for remote, Tohatsu 9.8.

I waited to long to buy 15 hp with remote.. Sold it! Damn!
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Re: FS14 Wolf's build

Post by TomW1 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:25 pm

Yep that looks fine for a tiller motor. When you add remote cables you need more room for them as they need more degrees of curves.

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Re: FS14 Wolf's build

Post by Capt UB » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:38 pm

Room for a nice radius on the cables.
Lots of room for steering cable, control cables and wire harness. Will run to side console under gunwale.
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