The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

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Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Post by OrangeQuest » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:02 am

Everything still seems to look great!


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Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Post by jw01 » Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:01 am

Silentneko ….. I cannot express what this thread has done for my mindset. I have never built a boat yet has been on the "bucket" list. Anyhow, after pondering for several weeks as to "should I" and "which boat", I decided to go with the FS 17 and purchased the plans a couple weeks ago. I dabble to some extent with 3D software ( Sketchup Pro) as I deal with Architects and Engineers more than I care to.

Anyhow …. after looking at the hard copies, I decided to plot it out for a couple reasons, 1. So that the dimensioning is laid out in a format that suits me. Heck …. I've screwed up a few dims on just point and click …. my wife would have my head if she saw sheets of 100.00+ plywood scraps. 2. So that I could actually lay out the deck and save a lot of guessing and second guessing later on down the road.

With that all being said, your layout is exactly what I want. I just want to make sure you're ok with it and don't think I am "hijacking" your layout design.

Your craftsmanship is exceptional.

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Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Post by silentneko » Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:56 am

Thank you gents, always appreciated!

Jw01, thank you for the kind words, and you are more then welcome to borrow any ideas I may have tried. Hopefully they all function like I hope.
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Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Post by Dougster » Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:06 am

I've been following your thread too. It's a terrific build and I love your cooler stand. Great idea and one I sure wish I'd used on my SK14. In fact I toy with retro fitting it. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Post by silentneko » Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:46 pm

Thanks for tuning in guys. I'm gearing up for the final push soon. I've been cleaning out some clutter in the garage to make room for the trailer.

Next step it to derig the outboard and TnT from my old boat, sell it off so that money can go to the new trolling motor. After that I have to get rid of the hull so I can use the trailer for the new skiff. Hopefully that will all be done by February.
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Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Post by silentneko » Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:35 pm

As one door closes another opens. The Plytanic is off to her new home. We dropped her in the water and transferred her to my friends trailer. Now it's time to finish up the 2.0

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I brought the trailer back and started really looking it over. Overall not bad for a trailer that was used near exclusively in salt for the last 9 years.

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After removing one of the bunks I discovered the tail edge was starting to develop some rot. Also some of the hardware was rusted.

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Well I decided anything worth doing, might as well be done right. Or at least the best I could do that evening. I pulled off the brackets and cleaned them up. Only the rear brackets had any real rust on them, So I rotated them to the front.

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A little cold galvanizing compound and they should last many more years.

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So I bought some new 2x4's and decided to make them a little longer and angle the rears. I used indoor/outdoor carpet cause that was all I could get on such short notice. Here's the crazy part, my typical luck strikes again! I bought a new staple gun, a power shot, figuring my old one was a little weak. It worked great, until it didn't, which was half of a bunk. Back to HD and I buy the most expensive dewalt stapler they have! After another 1/2 bunk it starts jamming every 3rd staple! I made it work. I think they came out well.

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I relocated the winch to in front of the hinge, just to pull the boat onto the trailer. you can see here the current folding tongue setup obviously will not work with the 17ft boat. I'm planning on modifying it to a full removable tongue so the winch comes off.

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She looks good on the trailer though. To me this is how I want it to fit. Yes it rides a little higher, but the boats beam is just a little wider then the trailer. This means no wasted space in my garage! All the new trailers I looked at were 98" to 105" wide, which seems excessive to me.

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I plan on doing a mod and make it a removable tongue, while retaining the tilt ability. Not sure how it's going to look, but I think it will be just fine. Here is the chunk of steel I got to make a sleeve. It's 2.5 x 3.5 x 3/16 thick, and 20" long. It might be overkill, but I'm good with that.

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I drilled 4 holes in it. 2 will bolt to the trailer side, and the other 2 will have pins connecting the tongue/winch side.

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With the boat on the trailer I can finally move it out of the garage so I can clean and organize!

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More to come in the next few weeks.
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Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Post by cape man » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:25 pm

Progress! Build on!
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Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Post by piperdown » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:16 am

Looking good!
How much more room will the removable tongue get you in the garage?
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Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Post by Jeff » Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:21 am

Really nice progress!!!! Jeff

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Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Post by silentneko » Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:34 am

piperdown wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:16 am
Looking good!
How much more room will the removable tongue get you in the garage?
Thanks guys.

So with the hull pushed back to the wall there is about 23" of room left from the tip of the hull to the garage door. Once I add the motor I'm guessing I might have maybe a few inches. The removable tongue will also remove the winch stand, so the furthest thing sticking out should be the tip of the bow.
Built: 15ft Skiff, 16ft Skiff, Modified Cheap Canoe.....FS17 coming soon!

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