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by cape man
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Cape Man's Dory
Replies: 2582
Views: 262800

Re: Cape Man's Dory

Early December I was waking up from deep REM sleep with a really strong, new and unique pain in the left side of my chest. Ignored it for a week and then started worrying. Went to see a doctor on December 11th who after checking me out, sent me to the ER. Spent 24 hours there. 2 EKGs, chest Xray, ec...
by cape man
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:04 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia
Replies: 5714
Views: 472689

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

Fun stuff right there. Do you have enough for the forward thwart and the decking?
by cape man
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OD16 - How do you glue the hull panel to the stringers when the decking (sole) is already in place?
Replies: 13
Views: 200

Re: OD16 - How do you glue the hull panel to the stringers when the decking (sole) is already in place?

On the OD18 The sole goes down after the stringers, bulkheads, and sides. I don't have the build notes for the OD16 but believe it is the same. Build the Bottom, stringers, install forms, attach sides, rubrails, and flip. Glass outside, fair, and paint the bottom. Flip again, remove forms, install b...
by cape man
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia
Replies: 5714
Views: 472689

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

I had to go to Oughtred's site and look at some pictures to get the longitudinal midship thwart in my head. So when done there are no seats? That makes sense for such a small boat. I like the ladder design. Will you dare a test to see how much weight it will bare? I would wager it is damn close to a...
by cape man
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia
Replies: 5714
Views: 472689

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

As I was writing, I also was thinking how it would flex without the structural components. Perhaps do the rubrail and knees first and see what it does from there? The supports for the deck and seats could be the equivalent of thwarts? I know you will get it right, just throwing out ideas. I used ver...
by cape man
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: In-line raw water strainer
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: In-line raw water strainer

You don't have to steal it. I post here for free. 8)
by cape man
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Texas Flats Boat
Replies: 105
Views: 14519

Re: Texas Flats Boat

I don't own one, but have been around one since its launch. Aripeka Angler's Red Alert is a great XF 2O. His jack plate is a hydraulic CMC with a 4" set back. The water jumps up right away in the tunnel. Just spoke with him and he recommends a similar 4" set back hydraulic jack and a 115hp...
by cape man
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia
Replies: 5714
Views: 472689

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

What about removable, drop-in seats and deck? Put them in and out like gear you are going to carry, and then their weight doesn't matter. I bet you can then get the hull with skeg, thwart(s), knees, and support for the seats and deck below your 40lb target and make them out of solid timber.