My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine Splashed 6/15!

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Re: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine

Post by johnstonjosh » Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:53 pm

Hull paint and graphite complete! Next I will be doing the edge of the rub rail black to give an accent and going to do a 1/4 inch grey or silver pin stripe along the waterline to give a transition between the white and black.
Will be flipping back over tues to glue the deck, sole and gunwales. Going monday to pick up a 25hp yamaha 2 stroke tiller. Excited!
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Re: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine

Post by TomW1 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:55 pm

Looking great. That 2 stroke tiller will work great with this boat.

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Re: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine

Post by johnstonjosh » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:06 pm

TomW1 wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:55 pm
Looking great. That 2 stroke tiller will work great with this boat.

Tom
Thanks. Would love an Evinrude E-Tec or a yamaha F25 but an early 2000s 2 stroke will hold me over :) Just going with a fixed bracket. I cut the transom flush with the rear deck so with the bracket I got I can mount a 20" shaft and not have to cut the transom down or cut a motor well in the back deck. I found a brass thru bulkhead fitting for the fuel line that will go through the back deck. Should work out nicely.

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Re: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine

Post by johnstonjosh » Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:34 pm

Ready to flip and finish! Hope we dont ding the paint!!

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Re: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine

Post by Browndog » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:46 pm

Nice! Looks like it is dressed in a tuxedo ready for a night on the town.

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Re: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine

Post by johnstonjosh » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:25 pm

Browndog wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:46 pm
Nice! Looks like it is dressed in a tuxedo ready for a night on the town.
Lol. When stalking fish its important to look fancy :P

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Re: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine

Post by OrangeQuest » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:32 am

Looking very sharp!

Is that your wood burning heater in the picture or were you grilling up some burgers?

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Re: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine

Post by johnstonjosh » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:47 am

OrangeQuest wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:32 am
Looking very sharp!

Is that your wood burning heater in the picture or were you grilling up some burgers?
It's just a small Grill. Just picked up a 1999 25 horsepower Yamaha 2 stroke! Going to clean the carbs pull the impeller and check it and replace the spark plugs. It ran good as it is but I like to clean things up and put new stuff on to have a Baseline

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Re: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine

Post by fishgitr » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:05 pm

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Just picked up a 1999 25 horsepower Yamaha 2 stroke!
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Those are great engines. I couldn’t find a two stroke Yamaha when I bought my engine.

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