Another FS17 Build Thread

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Re: Another FS17 Build Thread

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mineratt wrote: Thu Jul 13, 2023 10:51 am It has now been sanded as much as it is going to be . . .
That’s how much I’m sanding mine. LOL

Looks good.

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I started painting at 3am to stay out of the heat. I managed to get three full coats on by 11am. In order to keep the sweat off the deck i used the full painters suits. By the end it was like a full sauna in there. After everything cures up I will go back and maybe do one more full finish coat to top it off.
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Good progress! I know you're glad to have that behind you.
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so now for the final mockup. now to bolt, glue, and caulk it all together.
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Looks good guy.!!! Tom
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bracket installed this evening. i went with the 4 inch setback. i wanted 4 holes to be in the main clamping board so i added to intermediate holes and kept the lower lower holes as well. I used 5200 liberally as well as the the aluminum braces. it should be good.
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Re: Another FS17 Build Thread

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Any reason for the bracket? They really are not much affective on a v-hull boat. The FS17 already only drafts 7". It will be hard for you to keep the prop from ventilating if you raise it to much. Also by moving the motor back you upset the LCG meaning you need to move some weight forward of the LCG to compensate.

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Good point. I much prefer hanging an out board on a bracket than directly to the transom, personal preference. I have always been able to have a better installation by spending time to secure the bracket with all adhesives/sealant, rather than balancing a 200# ÷ outboard and doing it directly. I have the bracket, it is mounted a little low (very little) and I can fine tune the height. I do not think the 4 inch set back will be too significant with the console shifted forward, fuel in front of console battery in console, and my constantly shifting 250#. But we will see and make adjustments as necessary once it hits water.

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Good point. I much prefer hanging an out board on a bracket than directly to the transom, personal preference. I have always been able to have a better installation by spending time to secure the bracket with all adhesives/sealant, rather than balancing a 200# ÷ outboard and doing it directly. I have the bracket, it is mounted a little low (very little) and I can fine tune the height. I do not think the 4 inch set back will be too significant with the console shifted forward, fuel in front of console battery in console, and my constantly shifting 250#. But we will see and make adjustments as necessary once it hits water.

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Re: Another FS17 Build Thread

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But i have been wrong before.

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