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by AMC
Fri May 17, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 cost
Replies: 4
Views: 1501

Re: FS18 cost

Thanks Bob, that is very useful for all of us, very informative.
by AMC
Wed May 15, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trailer question
Replies: 6
Views: 1054

Re: Trailer question

Rollers can always be a problem with mechanical reliability, i.e. they require maintenance. BUT, if you are in salt water, the idea of salt water, trapped against my hull and bunk bothers me a lot. I had to a lot of repairs on an Al boat with this problem. I know fiberglass is a different material, ...
by AMC
Tue May 14, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 Cavitation/Ventilation problem - need help - SOLVED
Replies: 23
Views: 3976

Re: FS 17 Cavitation/Ventilation problem - need help

Thanks again for all the help i am in the two problems camp. Anyone know of where I coildfind a 4 blade 15 or 17 pitch prop for a small gear case Johnson 48 SPL? In the mean time I'll try some reversable options. I ordered a Doel fn yesterday and also raisedthe motor about 3/4". When I get bac...
by AMC
Thu May 02, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: A Cracker Built GF18- Finished 6/28/15
Replies: 2908
Views: 391837

Re: A Cracker Built GF18

Cracker Larry wrote:The temporary molds are from MDF. It's hard to find decent wood that is inexpensive. We're just going to throw it away, but it has to be straight and strong for a month or so. Not much else suitable.
Could you use OSB? I just absolutely have come to HATE MDF for all the dust it makes.
by AMC
Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: NC16 in Wyoming
Replies: 21
Views: 7383

Re: NC16 in Wyoming

TRC886 wrote:... a NorthCarolina16 :lol: :lol:
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by AMC
Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14
Replies: 869
Views: 125534

Re: AD 14

bondo wrote: My paint scheme left me with a deep looking paint line in the scuppers. As though I am trying to make the transom appear 2" thick.
Makes it look very sturdy and solid, I like it.
by AMC
Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gf18 fuel tank - bow
Replies: 8
Views: 984

Re: Gf18 fuel tank - bow

Can you have too much fuel?

As far as amounts, all I can suggest is what I do, and I always have a separate 2 gallon can stored somewhere in case I run out.
by AMC
Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: fs18 questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1273

Re: fs18 questions

Shipping charges are reasonable and buying the plywood here guarantees you get the good stuff :D It's high if you need one or 2 sheets for sure, but I've got 22 sheets on the way and the shipping is only $105. That's less than $5 a sheet. The FS18 will need about 11 sheets, so $10 each for shipping...
by AMC
Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: fs18 questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1273

Re: fs18 questions

You can reduce the cost a good bit if you cut the plywood yourself instead of buying the CNC kit. +1, A big part of the plywood cost can be the shipping, so IF you can find it local, you could save a bunch. I can get some for a little more then what they sell for here but save a bunch on shipping. ...
by AMC
Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: BOM confusion
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: BOM confusion

OP, the BOM says the OB15 needs 11.5 sheets, and the FS17 12 sheets, so very similar, but the OB uses some heavier 1/2 and 3/4 inch that the FS17 does not.

Along those lines JM, as I am thinking the FS17 for myself, where does the BOM on the FS17 get you? Is that to the 'open work boat' stage?