FS14, 3/10/18, Built by Jimmy in Bradenton, FL

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Re: FS14, 3/10/18, Built by Jimmy in Bradenton, FL

Post by jwreed3 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:22 pm

gonandkarl wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:03 am
Congratulations on launching your boat. You are a wizzard to build it finished in 4 1 / 2 months including some mods. I am a grandfather who is just now finishing the 3 rd boat for the 3 rd grandchild and I also cherish the Popular Mechanics magazines of your grandfather and sometimes page thru them. Looks like grandfathers are all the same around the world they try to bring up their kids to become good people and try to take an interest in something like boating.
Wish you and your family still lots of fun with the boat and keep up the boating tradition of your family and because you skipped the building thread most probably to get a quick splash do supply all forum members with future pictures of your boating trips. We all will enjoy it.
Greetings from Karl
Thanks for the kind words! I had a month off work after moving here and before starting my new job, so I got 60 percent of the work done over that period. The rest I did on the evenings and weekends.

After 3 boats I’m sure it gets much easier! Do you have the pictures posted for the ones you built? Would love to take a look.

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Re: FS14, 3/10/18, Built by Jimmy in Bradenton, FL

Post by gonandkarl » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:46 am

As a retired person I have all months off and evenings I have never worked whatsoever always have to look a soccer game or some movie that lets us fall asleep. The us is just for movies because soccer my wife wont watch for that I am banned to the upstairs room.
Back to the boats yes I have lots of pictures of my 3 boats in the forums library and you can see them in my signature or if you click on here:
I hope my 3 grandchildren ( 18 8 and 3 ) will have still lots of fun with the boats when I am long gone.
Greetings from Karl ( Austria where Spring is arriving )
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Re: FS14, 3/10/18, Built by Jimmy in Bradenton, FL

Post by Capt UB » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:32 pm

Glad the two of you had a great day.. Your FS looks great.

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Re: FS14, 3/10/18, Built by Jimmy in Bradenton, FL

Post by TomW1 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:41 pm

jwreed3 wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:13 pm
TomW1 wrote:
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Jimmy nice FS14. It sounds like you have her running pretty good but if you would like me to check speed vs. HP vs prop pitch possible I would be glad to do so for you to see if you have the optimum propeller on her.

Thanks for the offer. I would appreciate any advice you have to offer.
Once you get your motor broken in see what your rpm's are at top speed. If it is close to the motor's max when you are loaded with a normal load. Most motors are 6000-6300 rpm's. If you are not reaching that then we need to do some calculations for you or if you want to use a SS prop instead of the aluminum prop that came with the motor.

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Re: FS14, 3/10/18, Built by Jimmy in Bradenton, FL

Post by Reid » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:14 pm

Really nice and clean looking build!
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Re: FS14, 3/10/18, Built by Jimmy in Bradenton, FL

Post by PangaRon » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:31 pm

Great job and great story! Congrats on passing on the love of working with your hands, loving the ocean, and family!
I'm sure you will make many more memories to come!

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Re: FS14, 3/10/18, Built by Jimmy in Bradenton, FL

Post by peter-curacao » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:20 pm

Great job! great looking boat! 8) 8)

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Re: FS14, 3/10/18, Built by Jimmy in Bradenton, FL

Post by shuffjb » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:53 am


Great looking FS14! Congrats on the launch. 8)


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