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Re: Mind's Slow OD18 Build

Post by Cracker Larry » Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:55 pm

I was more worried about the outboard, though... Oysters vs Outboard = $!
Not a problem. Yahama with a stainless prop chews up oysters like a stone crab :D Sometimes I have to get a running start to jump over some spots, and sometimes I shoot mud and oyster shells 50' in the air, and sometimes we have to get out and push, but a OD18 will get about anywhere a jonboat boat will. And it will also get you to the Bahamas if you have the desire :D


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Re: Mind's Slow OD18 Build

Post by topwater » Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:25 am

I was with Larry one night in Boca and witnessed The 50 ' rooster tail of mud . I think we were in 2"or 3 "water
at the time :wink:
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Re: Mind's Slow OD18 Build

Post by Cracker Larry » Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:48 am

Only missed the channel by a little bit :lol:
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Re: Mind's Slow OD18 Build

Post by wegcagle » Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:53 am

Yep, I've seen Larry's boat in both situations. Once in the middle of a 6" creek while we were trying for bait. The other time we were 25+ miles offshore in the Keys tearing up dauphin on a weed line. 8) It's got to be one of the most versatile boats out there.

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Re: Mind's Slow OD18 Build

Post by mindunderwater » Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:39 pm

Got the 'short' side bow stringer sections cut out. I'm going to make the 'long' side bow stringer sections next by re-drawing instead of tracing the existing bits. I want to see how accurate my reproduction is.

Once I get one of those cut out with the circular saw I may try to duplicate in a few passes with the router. I was fairly happy with circular saw duplication on nets of 3/4 of material but not with thicker pieces. I figure its a two pass operation.

Then its just a matter of putting all eight bits together with the overlap.

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Re: Mind's Slow OD18 Build

Post by Cracker Larry » Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:57 pm

Any time you need duplicates, the most accurate way is to stack both blanks together and cut them out as one piece. I do this with stringers, side panels, bottom panels, transom panels....
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Re: Mind's Slow OD18 Build

Post by AtTheBrink » Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:52 pm

Cracker Larry wrote:Any time you need duplicates, the most accurate way is to stack both blanks together and cut them out as one piece. I do this with stringers, side panels, bottom panels, transom panels....
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Re: Mind's Slow OD18 Build

Post by mindunderwater » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:00 am

How'd you end up doing that on the OD18 with the plywood layout as such, or did you skip the plan layout and 'go your own way'? Specifically i'm referring to the sole - which is still a head-scratcher for me on just how I'm going to cut that monster out. The side panels are worse - something like 5 edge-to-edge sheets?

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Re: Mind's Slow OD18 Build

Post by Cracker Larry » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:20 am

The side panels are worse - something like 5 edge-to-edge sheets?
It's only an 18' boat, not a 40 footer :doh: That's only 2 full panels plus a small piece. I've got some pictures somewhere, I'll see if I can find them.
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Re: Mind's Slow OD18 Build

Post by Cracker Larry » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:29 am

Bottom panel

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Side panels, notice they are stacked 2 high so I can make both duplicate sides with just one cut.

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