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by Dougster
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"
Replies: 1179
Views: 64651

Re: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"

Very cool Richard. I never played on clay before, but I bet it would help me. I mean, I may be old, but I'm slow :D

Dougster
by Dougster
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"
Replies: 1179
Views: 64651

Re: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"

Who knew...I had the same dream for years. Age has kinda put tennis behind me now, but I'd like to try pickleball :D

Dougster
by Dougster
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: XF20 Tunnel
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: XF20 Tunnel

Re the lower the boat to the frame thing: I avoided that by just getting a couple of 8' 2 x 8 planks and setting them up a foot or so on both sides of the boat. I had the planks so it was easier.

Dougster
by Dougster
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: HMD 21 starting - help
Replies: 87
Views: 2309

Re: HMD 21 starting - help

My thoughts are the same as Fallguy's, check for air bubbles. Re the roller, he means use that during the wet out, not now of course. Instead of a screwdriver I poke on places like that with a box cutter and cut them out if they are bubbles. Then you can be sure the surrounding glass is secure or wa...
by Dougster
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Nola OD18
Replies: 87
Views: 3541

Re: Nola OD18

Looks perfect. How is the metal attached? Aluminum?

Dougster
by Dougster
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FS 14 Build Malaysia
Replies: 38
Views: 1961

Re: FS 14 Build Malaysia

You might do a search on waterlines. It seems I remember some people angle theirs up a bit at the bow, for looks. Just a little I would think, not sure. Somebody else will chime in I bet.

Dougster
by Dougster
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: RB14 Build - enlarging the UP's fleet
Replies: 13
Views: 335

Re: RB14 Build - enlarging the UP's fleet

Good progress! Your struggles with the bow panels made me remember mine with the LB22. I like to never got 'em right. Had to kerf it all in the end but you'd never know now to look at it. You are dead right: patience and persistence wins.

Dougster
by Dougster
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FS 14 Build Malaysia
Replies: 38
Views: 1961

Re: FS 14 Build Malaysia

I made sure the boat was level (i.e. the stringers were level). Then I used a cheapo laser to draw the line. A simple bubble level would have worked just as well. A clear tube with water in it. One end at the bow and move forward in increments with the other end to mark the line.

Dougster
by Dougster
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Jacques Mertens-Goossens
Replies: 48
Views: 1960

Re: Jacques Mertens-Goossens

Best wishes to you Jacques. Sounds like a really bad injury and some amazing surgery. My wife broke her knee cap years ago and had to go 6 months in a straight leg brace so I know it's not easy.

Dougster
by Dougster
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SK14 in TX
Replies: 152
Views: 23465

Re: SK14 in TX

Yes you will be much better off with a grab rail. I started to post the other day about its sensitivity to movement of the tiller and should have. I nearly fell out once and that was just with the 5 hp tohatsu! Takes a bit to get used to it--it's a sports car :D I put a cooler in front of the grab r...