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by SmokyMountain
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: SmokyMountain's PH18 Build in E. TN****SPLASHED****
Replies: 820
Views: 61384

Re: SmokyMountain's PH18 Build in E. TN****SPLASHED****

Andy, I'd like to get/make a bench cushion like the one behind your console. Can you tell me how yours came to be? And what you use to secure it? Your boat remains an inspiration to me, btw. Willg, Sorry of the late response. I had an local upholstery guy make one for me. It's made out of marine na...
by SmokyMountain
Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Builder Meets and Get Togethers
Topic: 2016 Southeast Builders Meet- Homosassa, FL Oct. 21-23
Replies: 367
Views: 76155

Re: 2016 Southeast Builders Meet- Homosassa, FL Oct. 21-23

Any specific time of the day?
Any time of day is good during those weekends :D
Can we turn your sheets down for you? 8) 8)
Only if there is a mint on the pillow... 8O.... a beer would work too!! 8)
by SmokyMountain
Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Builder Meets and Get Togethers
Topic: 2016 Southeast Builders Meet- Homosassa, FL Oct. 21-23
Replies: 367
Views: 76155

Re: 2016 Southeast Builders Meet- Homosassa, FL Oct. 21-23

my vote is anytime during LOBSTER season so first of August till March 31st
From a guy who had to miss this year, if we have it in the fall please make it the dates of Oct. 7/8 or Oct. 14/15, I don't care where.... :D
by SmokyMountain
Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: SmokyMountain's PH18 Build in E. TN****SPLASHED****
Replies: 820
Views: 61384

Re: SmokyMountain's PH18 Build in E. TN****SPLASHED****

Dustinwg, All is well and still love the Phantom. Going to be down around Cape San Blas the week of the Oct. 10 and looking forward to fishing in St. Joe Bay and Apalachicola Bay. Hate to miss the meet but it's a week shifted... As to the exact weight, I'm not sure. Even with a few of my modificatio...
by SmokyMountain
Wed May 11, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: PH18 battery location advice
Replies: 7
Views: 897

Re: PH18 battery location advice

I could put 3 batteries under the console, but it will be cramped and will take up space I might use for radio, amp, storage, etc. As an alternative I am considering putting them in the wide hatch directly behind the console. Doing this would make battery installation and access much easier.] Will....
by SmokyMountain
Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Smoky Mountain's FS13
Replies: 35
Views: 6297

Re: Smoky Mountain's FS13

Jacque / Anyone else Should I sharpen the chines or leave them rounded? I'm going to finish out the hull to fairing next. Gives me time to figure out how I'm going to power this thing. Got my rub rails cut out, rounded and fitted last weekend. http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/22523/FS13_Ru...
by SmokyMountain
Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Smoky Mountain's FS13
Replies: 35
Views: 6297

Re: Smoky Mountain's FS13

Jacque, For the FS13 transom, I've laminated 2 pieces of 3/8 meranti, used ample fillets, taped with 6 oz biax inside /outside, glassed layer of 6oz fabric on the outside, will glass 6 oz fabric on the inside with the sole, install the transom knees as specified and tape them with 6ox biax. (transom...
by SmokyMountain
Sat Jan 09, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Smoky Mountain's FS13
Replies: 35
Views: 6297

Re: Smoky Mountain's FS13

I don't claim to know a thing about jet engines, but don't you lose @ 30% efficiency going w/ a jet? ......would be great if you could convert a 9.9hp for that boat ( ?? ) fwiw, you may want to search Pinterest / microskiffs for some ideas for features........ https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/...
by SmokyMountain
Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Smoky Mountain's FS13
Replies: 35
Views: 6297

Re: Smoky Mountain's FS13

The jet foot manufacture makes a foot for the 20hp Suzuki. Lowest hp I've found. The 20 weights in at 97 lbs with a pull start. Their 9.9 is 87 lb. not a lot of difference. What is the weight limit FS13 wrt a motor? I'm going to call the jet foot manufacture to see if they can custom build a foot fo...
by SmokyMountain
Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Smoky Mountain's FS13
Replies: 35
Views: 6297

Re: Smoky Mountain's FS13

I've made good uses of my Christmas break and finished filleting the inside and outside of the boat, taped the inside keel, taped the outside keel, chines, filled the tape weave on the outside and glassed the outside of the hull. I'm going to buy some southern ash for the rub rails this weekend. I'v...