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Old 05-01-2019, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by smccormick View Post
Ha, I thought you had that engine mounted on the skiff. Good progress.
Ya mean everyone doesnt have a 150 on their 16' plywood skiff? Heck even Tunnles would have to like it

I got the rubrails on it, will let them "train" in place for a day or so before bedding them down tight.



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Old 05-04-2019, 06:26 PM
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A few details attended to today, getting ever so close




Now I can hang out with the cool 32' Seavee guys that have 12 rod holders per gunnel

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Old 05-04-2019, 07:08 PM
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Looks Great.

Got Champagne?
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Old 05-04-2019, 07:58 PM
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Thanks Bull but I think she'll have to be satisfied with a couple or 3 Modelos
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Down to the really short hairs now, nothing left but sanding the interior and oiling. For those of you so unfortnate as to be rolling around on substandard LeBroc seating maybe you'll get abetter shake in the next life.







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Old 05-15-2019, 05:55 PM
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Wow you're getting so close to the finish line!

Do you have enough room back there to maneuver the tiller of a small outboard?
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Tuvix View Post
Wow you're getting so close to the finish line!

Do you have enough room back there to maneuver the tiller of a small outboard?
Yup plenty - the pic is a bit deceptive - the seat is a couple inches or so lower than the transom. I also previously test fit my Gamefisher/Force/Eska/Chrysler/Mercury 25 horse 3 banger

I'm fairly itchy to see the cedar sole come to life with some oil on it.
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Old 05-16-2019, 03:04 AM
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Looking great. What a fun project to follow along on.

Thanks!
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looking good!!!!
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Old 05-24-2019, 01:14 AM
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Beautiful.
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Old 06-19-2019, 12:49 PM
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Is a few bits coming in the mail to get the tiller handle operational on my donated from a cousin 25 horse Chrysler/Force/Mercury/Eska/Gamefisher motor but otherwise she is done and floats to her lines perfectly - a legit <5" draft.
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Old 06-19-2019, 01:28 PM
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I will start the bidding at $4K and a bottle of Two Fingers tequila.
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It's a shame that pretty boat will only last 10 years LOL. Great job it looks perfect enjoy !!
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Old 06-19-2019, 03:43 PM
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O comom, not even a performance report?

This is as bad as not disclosing you returns in an election year...
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Old 06-19-2019, 03:52 PM
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Gorgeous
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See looks beautiful. Great work.
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Old 06-19-2019, 04:10 PM
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when do you install the seakeeper? 😉

really nice work, paint looks good too.
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Old 06-20-2019, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Backdoc01 View Post
I will start the bidding at $4K and a bottle of Two Fingers tequila.
How about I just pay you $20 to keep the rotgut and we'll call it good You really need to quit lolly gagging around and build yourself a 20' version of this and be done with it. Tech support is ever so close at hand

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O comom, not even a performance report?

This is as bad as not disclosing you returns in an election year...
Patience sir patience .,,,,but I'll go out on a limb and say 25 - 27 on top with an easy cruise of 18 -20 which is perfect on this hull


Thanks to everyone for the kind words, the satisfaction of pulling up to the ramp with this far exceeded that of any boat I've ever written a check for and my 15 YO got to play tour guide for the onslaught of gawkers and question askers. He is policing up the shop as I write this - sold my bay boat last week and we're starting on a 24' dory/panga/offshore/bay/hybrid that has been brewing in my addled mind for several years.
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Congrats on the new build, I look forward to seeing it when it's done.
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Old 06-20-2019, 08:57 AM
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Also, I love that style of boat.
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