Port A XF 20

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Re: Port A XF 20

Post by cape man » Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:50 am

A wise man said, "The bleeding always stops. Always. "

Go get em and take too many pictures!


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Re: Port A XF 20

Post by Jeff » Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:10 am

Good luck fishing Dr Pete!!! Jeff

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Re: Port A XF 20

Post by Dr. Pete » Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:21 pm

Beach bound and down! Loaded up and truckin’ We’re going to do.....
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Re: Port A XF 20

Post by Dougster » Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:21 am

Go get 'em Pete!

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Re: Port A XF 20

Post by Dr. Pete » Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:59 pm

Some adjustments in the future. Got a new prop coming tomorrow. Dodged a hurricane and going back to the bay on Thursday. Reread my thread today and found browndog is right on target. Building the hull amounts to comparative 1/3 of the project expense wise. Acquisition of power along with steering and jack plate are things I did not weigh in on the front end. Prop analysis and other tweaking are a whole science of their own. Yes I want to start my next boat. Most fun I’ve had in a long time with my clothes on. Going fishing for a week starting this Thursday. My trailer nearly finished to bring her back home next week. Already been thru the first hurricane. Stout boat
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Re: Port A XF 20

Post by MrPaul » Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:58 pm

She came out really nice Dr Pete. I hope the new prop gets you to the speed you want. Hope you don't mind if I pic your brain for a second. It looks like you moved your frames a bit back for the start of the rear deck and a bit forward for the start of the forward deck. Is that the case? I'm currently working on installing my frames but I need a little more space between them than the plans call for to fit my seating and console in there.

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Re: Port A XF 20

Post by OrangeQuest » Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:44 am

Looks really nice on the water! Tight lines!
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Re: Port A XF 20

Post by Dr. Pete » Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:45 am

Mr Paul. The positioning of my frames was driven by two determinates that had no relationship to “the plan”. Rear frame is as far forward as the greatest height of the tunnel. The two frames in the fore area are at 4 and 8 feet just to make joints of plywood deck. Nearly two full sheets crosswise across the boat. In the sole area 1x2 glued to the stringers to support the sole. Placed the console about in the middle. All decisions based on it seemed like the thing to do at the time. So far it rides well with a couple of people up front for ballast. The fuel tank (27 gallon) is under the fore deck. I may find argument for trim tabs but somebody will have to give them to me. Not going to spend that nickle. All I need is transportation to go catch some damn fish. Hope that response is adequate. I know it doesn’t make any sense. That I gave up a long time back

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Re: Port A XF 20

Post by Dougster » Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:24 am

Good news on the hurricane Pete, I was worried about your place. Boat looks so nice and sure will be fun. I do hear you on trim tabs. My LB22 could use them but I'm not bothering. Your boat is gonna be a workhorse taxi to the fish, so good luck on your first big fishing trip. Building 'em is fun isn't it? I toy with selling my LB just so I could build something else :)

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Re: Port A XF 20

Post by Jeff » Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:06 pm

Congrats Dr Pete!! That was a close call, glad you guys did well!! Jeff

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