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Thinking About Building Flats Flyer

Post by specialk » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:30 pm

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I am think about building the Flats Flyer.. as my first boat...anyone know about the cost of the wood for this project ? I checked out the wood for this boat and I noticed that no one builds or use cypress,,, is there a reason ? The last question (yea right !!! ) is does anyone know where to find a new throttle control for this boat,,, I have looked all over the web and can not find one .. trying to get a budget together for the boss..( you know "THE WIFE" )
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Re: Thinking About Building Flats Flyer

Post by Lowka53 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:59 pm

8) if you have access to cypress use it It is a very good boat building wood and having a ready supplies is why it is not used more often :wink: check with west marine for throttle control :wink:
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Re: Thinking About Building Flats Flyer

Post by JasonG » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:58 am

I have a Flats Flyer frame kit (complete) that I am willing to sell. Let me know if you are interested and I will post pics and any other info.



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Re: Thinking About Building Flats Flyer

Post by specialk » Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:17 am

Just orded the blue prints.. a place my woodshop will be cleaned out this weekend to get started... I have told my friend to save me some of his cypress that has been indoors, air drying for 3yrs... can't wait for the mail man to deliver...
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Re: Thinking About Building Flats Flyer

Post by specialk » Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:20 am

JasonG wrote:I have a Flats Flyer frame kit (complete) that I am willing to sell. Let me know if you are interested and I will post pics and any other info.



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Jason post some Pic and let me know how much !!! kelly.. kelly.parrish@palmettohealth.org
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Re: Thinking About Building Flats Flyer

Post by JasonG » Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:34 pm

I will be home early tomorrow morning and I will take some pictures for you. The frames are assembled with vertical grain douglas fir, marine ply, resorcinol(sp?) glue and ring shank nails. The transom is completed and the stem is cut. Its ready to be set up on a building form and become a boat! I went and picked them up from a forum member on here but I can't remember his name. It was going to be his second boat project but he decided to sell them. Unfortunately after 2 1/2 years of building a Dyno-jet I have realized that I just don't have time to build boats :( which is why I am willing to sell it. I paid 300 for it and I'll take 300 for it plus any shipping or we could possibly meet halfway somewhere and you pick it up.




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Re: Thinking About Building Flats Flyer

Post by JasonG » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:00 am

Sorry for the delay but yesterday's weather was uncooperative to say the least
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Re: Thinking About Building Flats Flyer

Post by specialk » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:27 am

JasonG I think ... I am just going to build the frames myself... a friend of mine has a large lot of cypress and my two sons and I have been looking for a project that has nothing to do with work... I hope someone see's this and buy's them.. thank Kelly
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Re: Thinking About Building Flats Flyer

Post by JasonG » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:49 am

I don't blame you for wanting to build the frames. I bought my first set of plans (crackerbox) with the plan of a father and son project with my dad but he passed away. Enjoy your time with your sons it will be well worth it!!
Good luck with your build and post lots of pics :)




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Re: Thinking About Building Flats Flyer

Post by specialk » Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:22 pm

Got my plans on Friday.. spent most of Sat.. transferring most of the frames to clear plastic... plywood has been ordered.. I will pick up all the Cypress on my next day off,, still need to finish cleaning up the barn so I can get stated building.. y'all wish me luck
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Re: Thinking About Building Flats Flyer

Post by specialk » Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:49 pm

I thought I would post... how I turned a Red Fish into wood for my Boat...
First Pic is the Red Fish that took 3rd Place
2nd Pic is the wood I bought.. with the money...
Soon I hope I will have Pic of Boat
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Re: Thinking About Building Flats Flyer

Post by tbaxl » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:05 pm

Jason,
Did you ever sell the plans and forms, I was fixing to order a set when I saw this.
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Re: Thinking About Building Flats Flyer

Post by Roberta » Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:48 am

A builder has the right to sell forms that they made for a given design, but plans, patterns, and instructions may only be used by the original purchaser. The selling of plans, patterns and instructions is an infringement on copyright and licensing laws. Glen L will buy back unused and undamaged plans from the original purchaser. Those wishing to build a particular design will need to purchase their own set of plans directly from Glen L.

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Re: Thinking About Building Flats Flyer

Post by travis24 » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:41 am

SpecialK

Good luck on your build. You just had to show us you Shop Truck! Sweet ! Couple mor pics?

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