17FS

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17FS

Post by capecod1 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:36 pm

Just launched my 17 foot fast skiff put a mercury 60 horse it is extremely well balanced and very very fast too fast the boat is very well-balanced there’s absolutely no porpoising but it’s very hard at idle speed to park all and all I am very happy The cockpit floor is a good inch above the waterline and it’s very dry when running through 1 to 2 foot seas I would love to send pictures but I can’t figure out how to do it



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Re: 17FS

Post by narfi » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:42 pm

I would love to see your pictures! I am doing all the time consuming finishing parts of my fs17 and would love to see yours! I have a new 60hp mercury for it so would love to see everything and all the details you can share :)

You built the sole/cockpit floor to plans height? I think I am roughly 1/4" higher than plans but expect I am also heavier than plans as well.

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Re: 17FS

Post by capecod1 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:34 pm

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Re: 17FS

Post by Browndog » Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:11 pm

Way to go. Well done. Nothing like a fabulous stealth build to get everyone around here excited.

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Re: 17FS

Post by Rmarsh » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:34 am

Congrats on the launch Capecodkid! Great to see another Bateau builder from Massachusetts. Would love to see more pics.

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Re: 17FS

Post by Jeff » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:27 am

Nice build!!! Jeff

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Re: 17FS

Post by Coach » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:04 pm

This looks awesome! What did you use for a rubrail? That is the look I am aiming for on my SC16.

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Re: 17FS

Post by thb » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:44 am

Fantastic looking FS17. Nice and simple and light I bet. I am also very interested in what speed you are getting out of it. My FS17 will have 50 HP tohatsu 4 stroke so a little less power than yours. Also curious how long it took you to build.

Great boat. Way to go.

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