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by specialk
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.
Replies: 284
Views: 57385

Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

I think the Flats Flyer...is the best skinny water boat out there...Plus I got to build it exactly the way I wanted it... I have rode ..in many boat of this kind...and still believe it is the best...a friend of my bought a flats boat paid 37K for it...it is beautiful. ..took me he would give me that...
by specialk
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Portland, OR - contemplating build
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: New member from Portland, OR - contemplating build

Hi ...I built a Flats Flyer...a few years back...I too ...because of life always getting in the way...waited several years to start my build... With out getting to deep in this subject. .. Just do it.... If you have the desire. .to boat...or just love the water... Just do it...get started. ..if life...
by specialk
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1030
Views: 158732

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Matt good luck....this is what you have worked so hard for...can't wait too see the video. ...
by specialk
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in Panama City FL
Replies: 128
Views: 37260

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Panama City FL

TomB....I thought I answered this the other day...
It would be fun to go for a ride...I am retired. ..so just about any day will work for me...
by specialk
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in Panama City FL
Replies: 128
Views: 37260

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Panama City FL

Tracy...Bill...just got back from mosquito Lagoon...did a little scouting trip...Flyer...after sitting for a month and a half...3rd turn of the key...fired wright up...
Hope to have fishing pic's..tomorrow. ..

Bill we live directly across the Indian River from Cape Kennedy. ...
by specialk
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in Panama City FL
Replies: 128
Views: 37260

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Panama City FL

Tracy...good to hear from you...I truly understand about honey-do-list.... TomOB...hopefully Tracy won't mind...if you look at the last few pages of Flats Flyer Build in SC....I think I broke down the cost of everything on my build...it is around 7k...including motor and trailer. ....BTW...the boat ...
by specialk
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello Everyone I' Michael from Spring Hill Florida
Replies: 9
Views: 1070

Re: Hello Everyone I' Michael from Spring Hill Florida

I believe. .a drill or two...jigsaw. ..belt sander..palm sander...table saw...or skill saw....
You could start with a skill saw...and drill...and add to your tools...
Good luck...
by specialk
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2404
Views: 337296

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl .. I know I am late to this debate. .. I have one bilge pump that operates by the switch on the console... The other bilge pump operates by the float...and is always on...my thought on that was if I got into a rain storm on the way home from fishing or camping...and left the plugs in...I would ...
by specialk
Wed May 09, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.
Replies: 284
Views: 57385

Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

Not sure this will work...but found the link...to the first time my flats flyer hit the water...if this doesn't work I will remove the post...sorry it took so long...
I like to fish...
https://www.facebook.com/annmargaret.gu ... 880391342/
by specialk
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: The passing of Ken Hankinson
Replies: 9
Views: 5982

Re: The passing of Ken Hankinson

So sad to read this...I wish I had words of wisdom to write. ..
I can only thank him for designing one of the best boat I have ever rode in and built...
This hobby has lost some great men in the last few years..!
by specialk
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: "Fishing Stories" by Glen-L Boatbuilders
Topic: TRYING FLY FISHING
Replies: 1
Views: 3717

TRYING FLY FISHING

Well the title says it all...it's ok...not my favorite. ..we are headed to SC...to drop of camper...and pick up the Flyer and go home to Florida. ..oh BTW...we moved...!
by specialk
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2404
Views: 337296

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Beautiful work as always. ..Carl...your build is getting closer by the day...can't wait to see this in person at one of the gathering. ...
by specialk
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Carolina Angler Build
Replies: 16
Views: 2144

Re: Carolina Angler Build

That is basically it...on the flyer...the center was left open for drains...and conduits...the rest of the compartments I filled with expanding foam. ... I only have a smart phone. ...and for some reason can not access old pictures. ..or would include one... You can look at Flats Flyer Build in SC.....
by specialk
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Carolina Angler Build
Replies: 16
Views: 2144

Re: Carolina Angler Build

I truly believe that is exactly what it was designed to do.. Do the math...put as much flotation foam as possible under the deck...I would take it out in 6footers..and not have a care in the world. ... Heck I took the Flats Flyer out of Sebastian Inlet in 8ft swells......just wanted to know what she...
by specialk
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Congratulations, Roberta!!
Replies: 17
Views: 1236

Re: Congratulations, Roberta!!

Big Congratulations. ..love seeing that your hard work is being recognized. ...!

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