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by Dougster
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Mike Schwind's SK14 Build
Replies: 50
Views: 6996

Re: Mike Schwind's SK14 Build

I agree with Brian. I have a little 1" skeg and don't slide much with 5 hp. I would fair first as I think it may be easier to scrape/sand off a bit of the final fairing where the skeg fits than to fair with the skeg in the way.

Dougster
by Dougster
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OD18 Build
Replies: 143
Views: 20304

Re: OD18 Build

I sure admire it too. Love the lay out.

Dougster
by Dougster
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: LM18 Houston Tx
Replies: 107
Views: 10204

Re: LM18 Houston Tx

You can smooth the skeg out by running over oyster beds after she's launched 8)

Dougster
by Dougster
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SK14 in TX
Replies: 153
Views: 27623

Re: SK14 in TX

You'll fly with that Yamaha 9.9. Double my Tohatsu 5 and I move along an easy 12mph with a big trolling motor and battery on the nose. I have to be a little careful gunning it in a turn as I can lose my balance a bit if not paying attention. Nice progress on the fairing.

Dougster
by Dougster
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Trolling for spanish mackerel
Replies: 15
Views: 776

Re: Trolling for spanish mackerel

If they're busting a bait ball, anything shiny. Getting back to port, well...yes.

Says here's to getting home Dougster
by Dougster
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Truck Bed?
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: Truck Bed?

Okoume is great. That's what I used. Long shaft can work I think by simply cutting the transom taller. Oet's hear about that from others.

Dougster
by Dougster
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Trolling for spanish mackerel
Replies: 15
Views: 776

Re: Trolling for spanish mackerel

I'm far from expert 'cuz I've only gotten into them a few times. When I did, I think they'd hit any shiny thing thrown at 'em. In a power boat I'd drift and throw spoons or whatever down wind, 'cuz it's easy to power up and run back upwind after a drift. With sail, I see how trolling makes sense. Tw...
by Dougster
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Truck Bed?
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: Truck Bed?

I think it will fit bow on but not stern first.

Width at 18" from bow: 20 1/2"
Width at 42" from bow: 37 1/2" (approx--battery in the way, hard to measure well)
Width at 48" from bow: 38"

Seems like the nose will fit easily between the wheel wells.

Dougster
by Dougster
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Truck Bed?
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: Truck Bed?

No I have not. My SK14 is 49" at it's widest, so you can check. That width is at the top of the sheer of course, which is a foot or so above the keel. Mine has an outboard on the stern and trolling motor with battery on the nose, so would be way too much for me to handle in my truck bed. I use ...
by Dougster
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Cape Man's Dory
Replies: 2619
Views: 278268

Re: Cape Man's Dory

What temp do you smoke at? Do you aim for a given temp on the fish, say 125?

Dougster (says very cool smoker BTW)