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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: 5692
Views: 469466

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: 5692
Views: 469466

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: 3
Views: 66

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: 98
Views: 14043

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: 5692
Views: 469466

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.
by cape man
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Jaysen's Helms 24
Replies: 16
Views: 274

Re: Jaysen's Helms 24

I’m not sure he wants to be stuck in a category with us!
I fear we have been categorized together for quite some time already... :lol: :lol:
by cape man
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: In-line raw water strainer
Replies: 3
Views: 66

In-line raw water strainer

I have a high speed pickup on the bottom of my OD 18 that brings in raw water to the bait well while underway, and an 800 gph pump to bring in water at rest. I installed an inline strainer/filter that catches things that might clog the impeller on the pump. The strainer itself has a metal screen, wh...
by cape man
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Trailer choice for FS14LS + 10%
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Trailer choice for FS14LS + 10%

Be patient and get the wider trailer.
by cape man
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Jaysen's Helms 24
Replies: 16
Views: 274

Re: Jaysen's Helms 24

Too cool! Given the price of used sail boats you made the right decision and a 24' will certainly give you a taste of what you are dreaming of. Not sure what you are talking about with the wiring. I ran duplex (and triplex) everywhere and have a common ground bar with fuses for everything that didn'...