Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

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Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

Post by specialk » Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:45 pm

Rollbar... thank you for the compliment....I am in the process of upgrading the radio and speakers...plus amp... and battery tender . which means I have to rewire a lot of things in my console...
I am adding the swallow water anchor. .that my wife and I won in a red fish tournament in Florida...
I also added flush mounting brackets..that keep my push pole in the boat...
Repainting the poling platform deck... (next time will cut a piece of Starboard )..
Plus a rope ladder that rolls up and stores in a back hatch...
I guess I should take a few pictures. ..
Kelly...1st Boat...Flats Flyer
2nd Boat.....?

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Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

Post by specialk » Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:48 pm

Tracy...I am rebuild the motor mounts on it...and need to save up and buy a hydraulic jack plate...you know how shallow the mosquito Lagoon gets...
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Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

Post by Rollbar » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:29 pm

specialk wrote:Tracy...I am rebuild the motor mounts on it...and need to save up and buy a hydraulic jack plate...you know how shallow the mosquito Lagoon gets...
Make your own JPlate $10.00. Plans are cheap and you can add a ram for T/Tilt.

http://www.dillon-racing.com/jackplate/index.htm

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Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

Post by specialk » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:14 pm

Thanks RollBar...that's a great find...
Any time I can help...please let me know...kelly
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Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

Post by Rollbar » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:52 pm

Ibrew2be wrote:Rollbar:
To address two of the questions you raised above:

Silicon bronze screws are preferred to stainless steel for marine applications because stainless, in certain circumstances, is subject to corrosion. In order to be corrosion resistant, stainless steel needs to be exposed to oxygen, to maintain the chromium oxide coating in the alloy. If a screw is buried in wood and under paint etc., it doesn't have the needed exposure to oxygen and it can begin to corrode. The same is not true with bronze, hence it is the better choice.
Barry
I found this on the Glen-L Site (link below),
All fastenings should be bronze or hot dipped galvanized ferrous metal.

I understand about the bronze and answer above which is excellent, but for some savings, I'm thinking of using the galvanized and since the galvanized will be in epoxy I don't see any degradation of the fastener. At least that is my thinking, or maybe lack thereof. Not sure the exact savings but looking at some other sites and their fasteners for one boat is up to 500/600 bucks!

http://www.glen-l.com/designs/special/scooter-bom.html
Thanks again for the info and excellent build post to learn from,
Jim

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Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

Post by Bill Edmundson » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:04 pm

Jim

The key words are Hot Dipped.

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Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

Post by Rollbar » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:24 pm

Bill Edmundson wrote:Jim

The key words are Hot Dipped.

Bill
Yes agreed, I caught that thank you,

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Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

Post by maria11 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:29 am

Helpful thread for me learn things deeply .. thanku for .. :)

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Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

Post by Conrad » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:59 am

Kelly, do you have any pictures of the transom when it was being built? That’s my last Frame to build. Also, did you use a router to cut out the barren notches? Did you make them level to the frame or leave them slightly higher?
Keep your lines tight!

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Consider what God has done: Who can straighten what he has made crooked? Ecc 7:13 :)

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Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

Post by specialk » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:20 am

Conrad...I did use a router to cut out the batten notches. ..and made my battens a 1/8 proud of the frames...if I remember correctly the reason is ..you need a air gap/water space...
Back to the batten notches...the side of the notch closest to the keel is tight ...and the side of the notch on the gunnel...side is about 5/8 longer than the batten...that way you have a weep hole in that frame...
I hope you understand what I am saying...when I cut my notches for the battens...I cut them the exact size. ..so then I had to come back and route out a weep hole...trying to keep you from making that mistake...
I have a picture of my transom ..but for some reason it is so deep in the cloud...will not let me pull it up...

Pm me a email that I can send it to you...
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Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

Post by Conrad » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:26 am

Pm’d. Thanks!
Keep your lines tight!

Conrad

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Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

Post by specialk » Wed May 09, 2018 4:45 am

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/
Kelly...1st Boat...Flats Flyer
2nd Boat.....?

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Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

Post by Capin » Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:25 pm

Hey Kelly I'm new on here. Been reading your thread...was curious how your flats flyer is holding up. I really like the design and yours turned out beautiful.

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Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

Post by specialk » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:25 am

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 boat....if I built him a boat like mine...
Kelly...1st Boat...Flats Flyer
2nd Boat.....?

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Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

Post by mrintense » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:40 am

specialk wrote:took me he would give me that boat....if I built him a boat like mine...
I think that says it all for these boats and the creativity and fulfillment that they give to us builders.
Carl
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