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Post by Capt UB » Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:55 pm

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Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:33 pm
Found a great deal on a Poling platform this afternoon...
$ 200 and it will work on the Laguna Madre 18. The legs need to be cut down so platform sits level on aft deck. It's tall and wide. Don't have a motor yet or the boat built yet!

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Post by Capt UB » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:15 am

Some ideas I used on my Gheenoes...

Grab bar mounted to the side with rad holder and junk holder...

Instead of mounting in the middle of the center bench, which you have to move to the right or left of it to go anywhere on the boat... Worked great!!

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Post by Capt UB » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:35 pm

I'm looking into building the LM18 for remote steering and controls, but will only have a tiller outboard at first. I will add a console later with the new OB. What should or can I do to be able to switch over later.


I think the Standard Short Console plans would work. I don't need a seat in front.



I will be using a jackplate and a short shaft both times.
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Re: LM18 build in DeLand

Post by Aripeka Angler » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:34 pm

Capt UB wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:35 pm
I'm looking into building the LM18 for remote steering and controls, but will only have a tiller outboard at first. I will add a console later with the new OB. What should or can I do to be able to switch over later.
If it were my boat, I would go ahead and build the console and put in the remote steering chase tubes to the motor and battery compartments.
Run your tiller motor at first and use the console to hang onto.
Much easier this way to convert to remote steering, imho...
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Re: LM18 build in DeLand

Post by OrangeQuest » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:07 pm

Capt UB wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:35 pm

I think the Standard Short Console plans would work. I don't need a seat in front.
If you remember the photo I posted of the mock up console I put on the front of my FS14? That is from the short standard console plans. I decreased the width some but it will give you an idea of it's size. The plans have foot notes that you don't get in the "how to" section.
I am 5'10" and standing "at the helm" is very comfortable.
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Post by Capt UB » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:55 am

OrangeQuest wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:07 pm
Capt UB wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:35 pm

I think the Standard Short Console plans would work. I don't need a seat in front.
If you remember the photo I posted of the mock up console I put on the front of my FS14? That is from the short standard console plans. I decreased the width some but it will give you an idea of it's size. The plans have foot notes that you don't get in the "how to" section.
I am 5'10" and standing "at the helm" is very comfortable.
I will go back and look at it. Thanks OQ.
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Post by Capt UB » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:54 pm

Well after a few days of Hell.....

Looks like I maybe (health wise) able to build my strong back this coming week. Atlest get the the 2x8 and start.
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Post by Capt UB » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:58 pm

Just thinking.... A center console tiller OB....
For gauges (fuel, battery and speed) and holding GPS fish/depth finder.... etc.
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Re: LM18 build in DeLand

Post by OrangeQuest » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:49 am

Does seem to make sense. Just the idea of having a place for gauges and the grab bar makes perfect sense.
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