FS17 in Steinhatchee

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Re: FS17 in Steinhatchee

Post by piperdown » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:02 pm

Moving right along Tom and it's looking great! :D


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Re: FS17 in Steinhatchee

Post by Bogieman » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:18 pm

Very nice work! It's amazing how the FS17 looks like a much bigger boat

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Re: FS17 in Steinhatchee

Post by thb » Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:32 pm

When you consider it is a very similar size to the Simmons Sea Skiff 20, it is a lot bigger than it should be for a 17 footer. A testament to the great design. It seems bigger than the 18 ft production boat I used to have ( ugly boat 18 ft outcast ) and the 18 ft Wellcraft Sport I had back in the 90's.

I got some more done today and mounted the seat pedestal and the trolling motor quick disconnect base piece. Got some hatches installed. Will send some more pictures soon.

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Re: FS17 in Steinhatchee

Post by thb » Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:41 pm

Some photos showing the kiwigrip on the gunnels and some hatches in their holes.
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I have to epoxy down the motor well forward piece as you can see it unfinished in one of the photos just placed between the deck and the motor well shelf. I wanted lots of access until all the wiring and cables are installed.

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Re: FS17 in Steinhatchee

Post by CatfishHunter » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:11 pm

Looking great there Tom! I've definitely considered using kiwi grip on my build. I like that light blue color....

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Re: FS17 in Steinhatchee

Post by BB Sig » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:40 pm

Looking good! I like the Light Blue KiwiGrip. :D

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Re: FS17 in Steinhatchee

Post by OrangeQuest » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:17 pm

Boat looks nice! Really liking the blue accent.
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Re: FS17 in Steinhatchee

Post by Jeff » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:30 am

Beautiful work Tom!!!! Really nicely done!! Jeff

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Re: FS17 in Steinhatchee

Post by thb » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:34 pm

I have been beavering along slowly. Big item today was all the control cables, wiring harness, steering hoses and miscellaneous wiring from the console area to the stern have been installed in the 2 inch conduit with the curved sweep section under the console area. It was not easy but this is how I did it.

First: took the main engine harness with its engine connectors and ran it from front to stern.
Second: took the steering hoses and ran them from stern to front as the front end of the hoses have no connectors on them as you need to later cut to proper length. The stern portion of the hoses where they hook up to the cylinder has fittings installed.
Third: Ran the throttle and shift cables from front to stern.
Fourth: Taped the following cables together at the stern, Taped every foot or so with electrical tape.
Depth sounder transducer cable
Positive and Negative Battery cables
tri-plex wire for bilge pump
duplex wire for anchor light
Trim gauge harness
Triple wires for hydraulic jack plate control switch

Got some liquid hand soap and coated the wires as I pushed them forward. They finally came out of the sweep at the console area. It took some wiggling but got it done.

It became obvious that the 15 ft control cables would not be long enough if I ran them over to the right hand stern compartment and then back out to the engine well area. I bought two bulkhead 3 inch rigging hoses so one will come up through the floor of the engine well and the other cables will come thru the inboard side of the right hand stern compartment. It will all work out.

Only cable I have not run yet is the vhf antenna cable but I can run this the main drain chase tube which has the 90 deg fitting under the console. I have been trying to think about a good place to mount this 8 ft fiberglass antenna where it can fold down along the gunnels and not interfere with the bimini top. Pop the antenna up when on the water and stow it when trailering.

Will get some pictures tomorrow.

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Re: FS17 in Steinhatchee

Post by OrangeQuest » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:01 pm

That is some really good news Tom, I bet you feel a little relieved!
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