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by Fuzz
Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: A Cracker Built GF18- Finished 6/28/15
Replies: 2908
Views: 257625

Re: A Cracker Built GF18

Larry, I am putting a console in my OD-18 now. I am wondering if you had it to do over if you would make it a little less wide or not? I am sure the 22 inches for the GF18 is going to be enough. That is one wide boat for sure. Maybe you guys need to think about moving to Alaska? It has been over 40 ...
by Fuzz
Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: inflatable life jackets
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: inflatable life jackets

I just saw this and thought I would mention a company named Stormy Seas. They make all sorts of gear with built in May West type life vests. I wear a slicker suit top with one a lot. They make a whole line of coats and vests also, some pretty nice stuff all in all.
Fuzz
by Fuzz
Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: What plan for tiller use?
Replies: 10
Views: 816

Re: What plan for tiller use?

That is what I needed.
Thanks Guys
by Fuzz
Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:52 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: What plan for tiller use?
Replies: 10
Views: 816

Re: What plan for tiller use?

Thanks to Jacques, Larry and John, It looks like the voice of experience and wisdom from having already done that have spoken. I will listen and install a center console. It is the end of our boating season so I have all winter to get it done. I am pleased I tried it out and now have plenty of time ...
by Fuzz
Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:44 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: What plan for tiller use?
Replies: 10
Views: 816

Re: What plan for tiller use?

Thanks Larry, The idea of a foal had not occurred to me. I have never run one a boat but I have talked with others who liked them. I may give that a try before I do something else. I think Jacques is right and my best move would be to put a center console in the dory. I was hoping to save my remote ...
by Fuzz
Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: What plan for tiller use?
Replies: 10
Views: 816

Re: What plan for tiller use?

Jacques, Thanks for the reply. I had a 50HP 4-stroke merc on the OD-18. I have another one of the same motor that is set up for remote and will be putting it on the dory. We have a 50hp limit, and it must be 4-stroke, on much of the rivers I fish so the choice of power is a little limited. I underst...
by Fuzz
Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:00 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: What plan for tiller use?
Replies: 10
Views: 816

What plan for tiller use?

I have a Mercury 50HP fourstroke with a tiller. I am wondering which plan would work with that motor and give me a hull that runs close to level and is easy to see over. I built an OD-18 but it wants to run so bow high I am blind ahead when sitting down and running it on step. I will be adding a cen...
by Fuzz
Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:53 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Alaska OD-18
Replies: 113
Views: 12426

Re: Alaska OD-18

Well I got the motor raised up about 4 inches. That made much better! I did not have time to try to fine tune things but I still think it could come up a little more. No sign of prop blow out or cavitation of any type. I had the wife and son with me on this trip. The boy is almost as big as me so we...
by Fuzz
Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Alaska OD-18
Replies: 113
Views: 12426

Re: Alaska OD-18

Thanks Guys,
The plan is to go ahead and raise the bracket up about 3-4 inches and try a different prop. I have to return to work for two weeks so it is going to be a little while before I get this done. I will post the results when I know more.
Thanks, Fuzz
by Fuzz
Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Alaska OD-18
Replies: 113
Views: 12426

Re: Alaska OD-18

Thanks Larry! I thought I had read that the bracket needed to be mounted two inches down from the transom cut out. I thought it was way too low when I first tried it but oh well go with what you read. I must have misunderstood what I was reading? :doh: Any how I will raise the bracket up. I do want ...