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by Oyster
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Why Build Boats
Replies: 5
Views: 1795

Re: Why Build Boats

Its hard to say that building wooden boats in particular is any more rewarding to the builder than say carving ducks, for an example. I feel a similar kindship or a feeling of reward and attachment exists in both people as their finished product comes to life. But with boats and as Ray speaks about,...
by Oyster
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Missing persons
Replies: 95
Views: 36000

Re: Missing persons

That's a cool puzzle picture, if its what it looks like. I don't think I have ever seen anything like that myself. Merry Christmas to all and hope you recover from your medical issues Bill.
by Oyster
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Time to come out of the closet, True Grit
Replies: 63
Views: 34247

Re: Time to come out of the closet, True Grit

I just finished reading the bulk of this thread. Your build is outstanding, to say the least! As it relates to getting a trailer made from the major trailer outlets, well I have just been going thru this myself. I talked to nine different outlets, mailed each a drawing and I think I have begged one ...
by Oyster
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: boating woes
Replies: 12
Views: 2880

Re: boating woes

If you saw my boat now you wouldn't believe the variegated paint scheme. I have hit the docks so often and so hard that I have had to repair the rash. The damage to one area on port side bow, deformed the plywood but the glass did prevent abrasion. I ground out about an 8in circle buttered in a sca...
by Oyster
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Sunnyland Boat Show
Replies: 60
Views: 11844

Re: Sunnyland Boat Show

Correct on all points,, But locally our options are limited to either paying a grand to 1,500 bucks for the stainless ones in 8 ft in particular, or dealing with the less than ideal ones, which are also lighter in weight when removing and remounting them too. Plus if you wish to get one custom made,...
by Oyster
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Sunnyland Boat Show
Replies: 60
Views: 11844

Re: Sunnyland Boat Show

Nice pictures of the great event. I like it better than the wooden boat show, IMO. FWIW, while Great Lake Skipper is a great outlet for many boat parts, if you want really reasonable bimini tops in fabric in particular, check out Amazon. Most of them come with wing nut type removable brackets from o...
by Oyster
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini paint job
Replies: 30
Views: 6886

Re: Malahini paint job

Nice job, There is nothing wrong with using automotive paints, especially the two part ones. PPG works well and can be custom colored to just about any paint chip. I see your two stroke appears to be in a crate. Can you tell us where you found that one, if it was from some rebuilder? TIA
by Oyster
Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Prayer Request for vupilot
Replies: 67
Views: 20039

Re: Prayer Request for vupilot

SO sorry to read this. Prayers sent to Chris and family.
by Oyster
Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.
Replies: 310
Views: 92721

Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

Oyster... I will have this boat finished in about 6 weeks.... I have a good friend in fla, that has a 40K YellowFin ,,, thru e-mail we sent pictures and a few overlays... these boats are very close...his boat rides great... my Flats Flyer will weigh half of what his boat does... Carl I have a bunch...
by Oyster
Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:03 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.
Replies: 310
Views: 92721

Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

Its been a while, but getting back geared up to possibly build a flats Flyer. So I thought I would add a post here as I am interested in knowing if you know of someone along the east coast has one of these boats that's completed and would be willing to allow someone to take a ride on one. TIA
by Oyster
Sun May 13, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lo Volt Willson Construction 12
Replies: 112
Views: 24114

Re: Lo Volt Willson Construction 12

Absolutely outstanding! I am looking foward to your in water experiences and reports too. You have done a beautifull job and executed a nice layout with your bits and pieces. I love the bronze hardware too. But you will need to venture to the gathering too, as I think you will have the first Lo Volt...
by Oyster
Thu May 10, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member in Tennessee
Replies: 8
Views: 2182

Re: New member in Tennessee

Oyster, My theory on the weight was pretty simple. The site lists the CS20 as approx 650 lbs and the 16' center counsole skiff as 350 lbs, I know alot of the weight is in the deck area so I assumed there is not alot more wood in the hull. I figured more wood means more work and a more complex build...
by Oyster
Thu May 10, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member in Tennessee
Replies: 8
Views: 2182

Re: New member in Tennessee

I agree one boat does not fit all. The CS20 looks like a great choice for a family boat. Just seems like a pretty big project for a first timer. Thought the 16' center console would be a better starter build. But the low hull weight of the CS20 means the hull should be pretty simple for a boat of t...
by Oyster
Thu May 10, 2012 4:38 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member in Tennessee
Replies: 8
Views: 2182

Re: New member in Tennessee

Well I have thought about it and have actually started thinking about the 16' center console. This would be my first build, And I am in no way a wood worker. So the simplicity is real attractive. .......... On the other hand I really like the idea of the extra room the CS20 has for bringing friends...
by Oyster
Wed May 09, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member in Tennessee
Replies: 8
Views: 2182

Re: New member in Tennessee

maddog355 wrote:Hi new member in Tennessee thinking about building a stitch and glue boat. Looking at a center console such as the Jimbo or Dragonfly. Any sugestions.
I think people can help you better if you give them more specics on boating location, habits and passenger requirements.