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by Dougster
Tue Aug 16, 2022 9:33 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS18 Straight Sheer, Round Chine
Replies: 286
Views: 46596

Re: FS18 Straight Sheer, Round Chine

Love that ice blue and such a gracefull hull.

Dougster
by Dougster
Mon Aug 15, 2022 9:24 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Woods Skoota 32DM
Replies: 2430
Views: 246898

Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Gotta chime in with congratulations. It bogles the mind how big and challenging the build is. Heck, I couldn't even understand some of it despite following this thread daily. You'll sure be welcome in Texas. Corpus is getting a little tropical storm now with some much needed rain and Port A got 4&qu...
by Dougster
Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:46 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: My cheap Canoe Build 1st timer
Replies: 22
Views: 502

Re: My cheap Canoe Build 1st timer

Both... :) They don't touch. Put spacers, like a nail every few feet or something and put little inch lond segments of pvc behind them at the zip tie points. The panels abut each other with a bit of space between them. Fish around here and you'll see pics of panels zip tied together with spacers. Do...
by Dougster
Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:44 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: My cheap Canoe Build 1st timer
Replies: 22
Views: 502

Re: My cheap Canoe Build 1st timer

No screw up, you can always take it out. The only thing that matters is getting the panels to lay fair. Once they look good you can tack them in with epoxy and pull the screw(s). If they won't lay fair pull the screws and fiddle.

Dougster
by Dougster
Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Pamet FS14
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Pamet FS14

"1/4 inch gap" ----That ain't no thing :D

Looks good to me, glad to see your new thread.

Dougster
by Dougster
Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:11 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: My cheap Canoe Build 1st timer
Replies: 22
Views: 502

Re: My cheap Canoe Build 1st timer

Don't remember how I handled the spacer, but am sure i didn't use screws. Just clamped in somehow so it couldn't pop up. Zip ties were every 6" - 8" or so untill the bow then every one or two inches to pull it up. Takes some convincing to get close.

Dougster
by Dougster
Thu Aug 04, 2022 9:00 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: My cheap Canoe Build 1st timer
Replies: 22
Views: 502

Re: My cheap Canoe Build 1st timer

Duct tape won't hold the panels through the bends---gotta stitch. Most folks use zip ties. Duct tape or for me packing tape is used after it's finished being stiched up and ready for tagging panels together with thickened epoxy in between the zip ties. The tape is put on the back of the panel seams ...
by Dougster
Wed Aug 03, 2022 10:02 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: My cheap Canoe Build 1st timer
Replies: 22
Views: 502

Re: My cheap Canoe Build 1st timer

You'll love this little canoe. I built one of leftover ply from a bigger build. A search of "scrap ply cheap canoe" will find my brief thread. I use it more than my two bigger builds 'cuz it's so easy to take out for a couple of hours.

Dougster
by Dougster
Thu Jul 28, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: TW28 Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: TW28 Questions

Ditto on the carpentry thing regarding the hull. You don't really need the CNC kit either, the cuts aren't demanding and gaps are fine. I think you will develope carpenter skills fitting out the cabin and such and that won't be foam. Cutting you own panels and forgoing foam will sure save some $$ fo...
by Dougster
Sat Jul 23, 2022 9:02 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: SK14 Build in NC
Replies: 99
Views: 5504

Re: SK14 Build in NC

Great looking boat. I love mine and know you'll love yours. Once I had another 200lb guy on board and it was fine---ran 9 mph with my little 5 horse tohatsu and minn kota troll motor on the nose. Have taken another rude boat's wake over the bow by myself and no problem. Water wash out immediately th...