Texas LB22

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Re: Texas LB22

Post by ks8 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:57 am

Yes... big step! Congrats... vrooom. Getting closer. :D



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Re: Texas LB22

Post by Dougster » Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:49 pm

Thanks for the support. The rest of the weekend was family and social stuff, but late this afternoon I went down to Nina, and she and I made some pondering breakthroughs on the electric thing. Winter is in the air, but Nina's got spring on her mind.

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Re: Texas LB22

Post by willg » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:22 am

Dougster, I was admiring the crisp and straight line you made with your graphite application. I went back in your thread and saw that you used a laser from HDepot. Would you mind letting me know which model laser you used? I think I could get a straight line on the side of my hull with eyeballing it and using a water level, but as I bring the line towards the keel I could see getting some error with those methods that a laser may eliminate.

Hope to see you in POC in 7/2014, btw.

Thanks, Will

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Re: Texas LB22

Post by ks8 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:27 am

Got any pictures with the laser jig Dougster? :)

Also curious which laser the Dougster used...

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Re: Texas LB22

Post by topwater » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:15 am

Dont know what model but i used a cheap ryobi self leveling laser on a camera tripod to shoot my water line.
Novi 23 finally launched !

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Re: Texas LB22

Post by Dougster » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:18 pm

I'll have to go down later and see, but it was a cheapo Home Depot model, I think Ryobi. The line it throws can be a little fuzzy but it works ok. I'm sure a water level would be fine. I just marked spots every couple of feet or so and then taped it to those spots. Took a couple of tries as I recall. If you can get back a ways to check on the tape you'll be fine, the eye won't lie. Up close it's a challenge.

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Re: Texas LB22

Post by JohnC » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:44 pm

Hey Dougster,
You have been way to quiet over there. You're probably pondering pulling Nina back in the garage and adding the icebreaker option :D . If you are still on for the Redbud next Saturday (2-15), Bonnie and I will come over and help roll up the sidewalks.
John

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Re: Texas LB22

Post by tech_support » Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:18 am

very, very nice 8)

She looks proud on that trailer

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Re: Texas LB22

Post by Dougster » Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:15 pm

Thanks, Shine. She makes me proud, it's true, but she's been looking at her watch and tappin' her foot lately, wanting to splash. I think I'm a little afraid to finish or something, 'cuz I've let this cold weather slow me down plenty. I got spoiled building her inside the little shop and sure don't like climbing around on her in a cold north wind (and we've had plenty here lately). As usual each step is a learning thing for me and the electrical had me pondering. I've finished all the wiring except the gauges so I'm getting there. The lights, bilge pumps, bait pumps (one for fill, one for recirc) are all working. GPS and Sonar are in but not tested yet. The wiring looks a mess and I will try and neat it up a bit next. That will be a challenge, as you'll see here.

"Under the hood", at the transom:

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Console:

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Here's a peek inside one of the "storage" areas in the stern. She has two batteries, in the stern on the port and starboard side.

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I could do a lot better, now, after Dougstering through it all. For now I'll just go with a little wire loom in a spot or two, a million more zip ties, and hope for forgiveness.

John, I'm playing on the 15th for sure and would love to see you and Bonnie. How are you folks doing? After I finish the electrical all I have is running the fuel line (I may move the fuel filter) and then put on the rubrail.

Trusting in forgiveness Dougster

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Re: Texas LB22

Post by Rob Eades » Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:29 pm

That electrical stuff scares the bejesus out of me! I can't wait to hear how that little ETEC moves her along, maybe the perfect power plant for that hull.I'm worried though, the transition from head scratchin and pondering to quietly and effortlessly plying those blue gulf waters,we hope you can adapt.Theres always therapy. 8)

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