FS18 on the double!

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Re: FS18 on the double!

Post by lelandtampa » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:41 am

Otter people? All we have here in Florida is the skunk ape or grassman.



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Re: FS18 on the double!

Post by Jacky Chan » Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:40 am

Well Skunk Ape and Grassman certainly get the imagination firing on all cylinders 8O :lol:

Thanks Fuzz and Cape Man, I'll let you know how the rollers and stake go as I already have all the ingredients now, but I will give the running-line a try in the summer once I've scoped out some suitable spots - it looks perfect for the steeper beaches, and for a bit of autumnal night-fishing right next to your camp spot :)

Yeah I am very jealous of your relaxed 4-6ft tidal range - Cornwall is more like 4-6 metres! The Bristol Channel (about 100 miles away) is 12-14 metres... :help: Good for the fishing but the currents can get a bit gnarly if you are in the wrong place at the wrong time

Those FS17s look like another fine design - so many boats to build, so little time! :lol:

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Re: FS18 on the double!

Post by cape man » Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:14 am

You Bateau builder guys in the UK are quickly getting to a critical mass to schedule a get together. Would be great to see all the boats together.
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Re: FS18 on the double!

Post by Jacky Chan » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:51 pm

Well I for one would be up for that - any idea how many there are? I know of Illker and your mate Steve but there must be others.

Everyone who has seen my boat seems astonished that it’s home made, particularly by me! Here’s hoping it catches on over here :)

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