My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine Splashed 6/15!

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Re: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine Splashed 6/15!

Post by OrangeQuest » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:26 am

johnstonjosh wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:23 pm
My hatches are the seaflow cam hatches... http://a.co/2CmSveM

They stick up about a quarter inch...next time I will make my own hatches and have them flush. the can be walked on though. Mine also required a lot of 3m 4000 to seal because of the grooves underneath the hatch rim.
I could understand that if you mount them where you will do a lot of standing. Sticks up just enough to cause a stumble?

I am with you on building my own for the fore deck, they will see a lot of traffic.

Your boat does look good! And in your video you can hear when you opened the throttle that she responded nicely. Next step getting her accessorized?



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Re: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine Splashed 6/15!

Post by Capt UB » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:26 am

OrangeQuest wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:09 am
Oh, I meant on the decks where the hatches are. The Aft deck and the fore deck. May be a pain to get a good seal.
All flooring/decks will be covered.
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Re: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine Splashed 6/15!

Post by OrangeQuest » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:17 am

Capt UB wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:26 am
OrangeQuest wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:09 am
Oh, I meant on the decks where the hatches are. The Aft deck and the fore deck. May be a pain to get a good seal.
All flooring/decks will be covered.
Ok. That would be a very clean, finished look. And be comfy on the bare feet. :D :D

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Re: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine Splashed 6/15!

Post by Capt UB » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:37 pm

OrangeQuest wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:17 am
Capt UB wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:26 am
OrangeQuest wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:09 am
Oh, I meant on the decks where the hatches are. The Aft deck and the fore deck. May be a pain to get a good seal.
All flooring/decks will be covered.
Ok. That would be a very clean, finished look. And be comfy on the bare feet. :D :D
I hope to be able to tell you that in July. I have used it before on smaller decks.
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Re: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine Splashed 6/15!

Post by Mikem59 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:56 am

Congrats on the splash! Good looking boat. I’m biased too as my FS18 exterior paint color is quite similar.

I’m a bit jealous of your boats performance, but I’m happy with my 20 hp 4 stroke Suzuki.

Enjoy!

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Re: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine Splashed 6/15!

Post by OrangeQuest » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:33 am

Mikem59 wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:56 am
Congrats on the splash! Good looking boat. I’m biased too as my FS18 exterior paint color is quite similar.

I’m a bit jealous of your boats performance, but I’m happy with my 20 hp 4 stroke Suzuki.

Enjoy!
How do you like you 20hp Suzuki? I would like to put the 25hp on my FS14 build.

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Re: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine Splashed 6/15!

Post by Mikem59 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:06 pm

OrangeQuest wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:33 am
How do you like you 20hp Suzuki? I would like to put the 25hp on my FS14 build.
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I’m quite pleased with the Suzuki 20 hp. I wanted the 25 but if I recall, the 25 hp was nearly 20 lbs heavier. With trim tabs and an Atlas Micro Jacker jack plate also on the back I didn’t want the added weight of the 25.

With the stock prop, I was hitting the rev limiter and probably getting to 22 mph wot. I put on Powertech stainless steel SRT3R11P, a 9 1/2” prop with 11 pitch and I’m topping out at 25 - 26 mph depending on load.

The PT prop doesn’t have the hole shot of the stock prop but this boat pops up pretty easily anyway. I’ll add I’ve had a preference for Suzuki due to success in the past versus some undesirable results from another popular brand. I know a lot of folks over here in SE TX are high on the Tohatsu’s. I don’t know much about them.

Hope the info helps!
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Re: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine Splashed 6/15!

Post by OrangeQuest » Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:27 pm

Mikem59 wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:06 pm
OrangeQuest wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:33 am
How do you like you 20hp Suzuki? I would like to put the 25hp on my FS14 build.
Orange quest
I’m quite pleased with the Suzuki 20 hp. I wanted the 25 but if I recall, the 25 hp was nearly 20 lbs heavier. With trim tabs and an Atlas Micro Jacker jack plate also on the back I didn’t want the added weight of the 25.

With the stock prop, I was hitting the rev limiter and probably getting to 22 mph wot. I put on Powertech stainless steel SRT3R11P, a 9 1/2” prop with 11 pitch and I’m topping out at 25 - 26 mph depending on load.

He PT prop doesn’t have the hole shot of the stock prop but this but pops up pretty easily anyway. I’ll add I’ve had a preference for Suzuki due to success in the past versus some undesirable results from another popular brand. I know a lot of folks over here in SE TX are high on the Tohatsu’s. I don’t know much about them.

Hope the info helps!
Thank you for taking the time to give me a little feed back. I want the extra 5 ponies! The weight is an issue and can't seem to get an exact number on the 25hp. 153-173lbs with full trim/tilt and remote steer. I am planning on the heavier weight but would be nice if it was on the lighter side.

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Re: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine Splashed 6/15!

Post by johnstonjosh » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:59 pm

My 25hp yamaha 2 stroke is only 105 lbs, and has just the tiller. I am using a bracket instead of jack plate, but I cut my transom height at 17inches and the bracket adds an extra 3, which was perfect for the long shaft.

Updated performance info: loaded with 400lbs of passengers, 450lbs of boat/motor etc...and another 100lbs of gear/ice, coolers, suppies top speed WOT was only 30mph. still not too shabby :)

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Re: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine Splashed 6/15!

Post by johnstonjosh » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:34 pm

Launched from the Dunedin Causeway and took her to Caladesi Island! Even brought right up to the shore, the boat still wanted to float. Loaded up all the gear and poled out to water deep enough to drop the motor (even without a platform it was super easy) Time to start fishing!


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