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by TomW1
Mon Aug 15, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Plans to buy
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Plans to buy

Yes, cut down all the frames of the FS14LS forward of the rear of cockpit and to the first frame at the bow to 3' deck them with a layer of plywood and you will base have a better SK14. In other words, just expand the cockpit forward. Tom
by TomW1
Sun Aug 14, 2022 11:57 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Woods Skoota 32DM
Replies: 2430
Views: 246899

Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Dan congratulations on the perfection and the pain you went through with your hip to finally finish a beautiful boat!!! I hope all goes well on Tuesday with the inspection and you are free and clear to head down the Big Muddy to your new home in Texas. :D Tom

PS: When do you plan to head south?
by TomW1
Sun Aug 14, 2022 8:52 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Fishing Boat for 4
Replies: 9
Views: 154

Re: Fishing Boat for 4

I would recommend two boats for you the OB17 and the FS17. Both will be good with a 50HP motor and are V-hulled. Both can go offshore if you want and can handle pretty nasty waves. There have been plenty of both built so it is sort of 50/50 and depends on your preference. Both have advantages and di...
by TomW1
Sun Aug 14, 2022 11:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF16 questions.
Replies: 29
Views: 1499

Re: GF16 questions.

No need for HMWP two layers of tape over the runners is all CL did and he had lots of oyster beds in Savanaha to worry about. I fished with him on his GF16 and it was a really nice boat. Now on his OD18 he put a strip of aluminum on the skeg. Remember runners are considered sacrificial on small boat...
by TomW1
Sun Aug 14, 2022 11:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF16 questions.
Replies: 29
Views: 1499

Re: GF16 questions.

No need for HMWP two layers of tape over the runners is all CL did and he had lots of oyster beds in Savanaha to worry about. I fished with him on his GF16 and it was a really nice boat. Now on his OD18 he put a strip of aluminum on the skeg. Remember runners are considered sacrificial on small boat...
by TomW1
Sat Aug 13, 2022 3:23 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia
Replies: 6700
Views: 623032

Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Thanks for the very informed report of and what has happened since. May you have sunny sky's and fair winds the rest of your days of your voyage. :D Tom
by TomW1
Sat Aug 13, 2022 12:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Best way to run electrical wiring through my trawler 28 build
Replies: 33
Views: 623

Re: Best way to run electrical wiring through my trawler 28 build

Okay thanks where is the gas line then. Sorry to be asking so many questions. Tom Gas line is in the bundle. Just like going through the rigging grommet. Dan the fuel line must be separated from anything thing that can chafe or create a spark. That means it must be separated from the brass fitting ...
by TomW1
Fri Aug 12, 2022 7:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Best way to run electrical wiring through my trawler 28 build
Replies: 33
Views: 623

Re: Best way to run electrical wiring through my trawler 28 build

Okay thanks where is the gas line then. Sorry to be asking so many questions. Tom
by TomW1
Fri Aug 12, 2022 1:26 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Woods Skoota 32DM
Replies: 2430
Views: 246899

Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Jaysen good post I have lived in Charleston and Virginia Beach while in the Navy many years ago and your words are true. I see that SC has made the made the main interstate out of Charleston one way during hurricane warnings for evacuation warnings. Hope no hurricanes head your way this year. :D Tom
by TomW1
Fri Aug 12, 2022 11:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Best way to run electrical wiring through my trawler 28 build
Replies: 33
Views: 623

Re: Best way to run electrical wiring through my trawler 28 build

fallguy1000 wrote: Fri Aug 12, 2022 10:41 am I took a picture of one of my runs. This is fuel, hydraulic steering, electrical, all in a bundle attached at 18" or less.

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Dan nice picture but what is the top clear line and the black line with the brass fitting on it? Tom