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by weller
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff build
Replies: 277
Views: 115961

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

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by weller
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff build
Replies: 277
Views: 115961

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

I'm starting to wire up my console and I planned on mounting the batteries in the console. I just read on the switch panel that it is not ignition proof and not to be installed in explosive environments such as gas engine rooms or battery compartments. Does this mean i have to build a separate place...
by weller
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Bingo Restore
Replies: 14
Views: 1196

Re: Bingo Restore

That's a nice looking boat. Looks fast. Glad you decided to fix it up.
by weller
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff build
Replies: 277
Views: 115961

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Not sure if it's a boat I would bring to the gathering. It's a little big and a long way to trailer it. If I finish it next year I will keep it in OCMD so I don't have to trailer it.
by weller
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff build
Replies: 277
Views: 115961

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Thanks guys. I’m too far to not finish now. My garage is a little tight to work in but if I want to get done by sometime next year I’ll have to deal with it.
by weller
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff build
Replies: 277
Views: 115961

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Well it has been 9 years since the start of this boat and I’m still not finished. For the first few years I just wanted to hurry up and get it done, now I just go out the the garage and enjoy the journey. I never thought so much stuff went into building a boat but I enjoy every hour I spend on it. M...
by weller
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff build
Replies: 277
Views: 115961

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Approximately 4”
by weller
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff build
Replies: 277
Views: 115961

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

I do have a T in my raw intake for the motor and the raw water Intake for the wash down pump and the fresh water pump. The smaller boats at the docks either have flappers when they exit the transom, or no flaps when they exit the sides. Maybe I’m over thinking this but I did the bright transom for t...
by weller
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff build
Replies: 277
Views: 115961

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

The cockpit sole is fiberglassed and returns 3" up the sides and 4" around the motor well. And there are hatches and inspection holes that are water tight but I put them in so no guarantee they won't leak. As for foam I did mange to get 2300-2400# of floatation in. Also don't laugh but I have 3 1000...
by weller
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff build
Replies: 277
Views: 115961

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

They are the two I have been looking at. Never thought of replacing the flapper with wood.
If you go back to page 10 of this thread and zoom in on the boat there, you can see the holes with no flapper. Do you see a problem with the holes and no flapper?
by weller
Sun May 31, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff build
Replies: 277
Views: 115961

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

I have been looking at scuppers like that and found nice stainless ones but with the bright transom I don't know if it would look right. That's the reason I was thinking about exiting them out the sides. I have seen many boats with holes and no flapper that I think would look better on the transom b...
by weller
Fri May 29, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff build
Replies: 277
Views: 115961

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

The theory of keeping the water out is just that a theory. If I could guarantee no water inside I wouldn't need bilge pumps or life jackets either but I wouldn't leave the dock without them. A pop up storm, a rouge wave anything can happen in the ocean. I've fished much bigger boats than mine, backi...
by weller
Fri May 29, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff build
Replies: 277
Views: 115961

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

I'm at the point where i'm ready to drill some holes for the cockpit drains. I have seen some small (1 1/2") holes and I have seen oblong holes maybe 1 1/2" high 5" long. I'm wondering if there is a standard size for these or just whatever you want. Also I'm leaning toward exiting them out the trans...
by weller
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Reading, PA
Replies: 2
Views: 1926

Re: Hello from Reading, PA

There are plenty of people on here that can help you out. Pick a design and go for it. Good luck
by weller
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff build
Replies: 277
Views: 115961

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Well I guess it has been awhile. I just finished the flotation foam in the bilge. It was something I was going back and forth on for a long time but in the end decided to do put it in. I built boxes out of pvc boards, put empty gallon jugs in then poured the foam in. I did it this way so the foam is...

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