Flats Flyer Build in Panama City FL

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Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Post by Conrad » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:21 pm

Back to the boat yet?
Keep your lines tight!

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Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Post by tcough » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:52 pm

Not yet. TDY this week then a few odds n ends to be able to call it complete. Hopefully this weekend I'll have the bulk of it done and final inspection early next week, a couple honey-dos then back on it. I bought a trailer for it but I'm afraid it may be to high to climb in and out, so most likely going to put it back on the building cradle, for a while at least.
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Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Post by Bill Edmundson » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:24 pm

Tracy

Use some of the building frame wood to build steps.

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Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Post by tcough » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:55 pm

Will look into that Bill. I'll need to build them regardless, even if on the cradle.

Thanks for the tip!
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Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Post by specialk » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:46 am

Tracy....Bill is correct. ..build some stairs....
My shop is a little small...I guess I should say tight...because of the equipment. ..so I found a adjustable shower chair...at a thrift store...came in very handy...big rubber feet...nice rubberized foam seat...
I have a idea...to take the foam seat off...and make a mahogany platform for the top...and use it for casting on the front of the flyer...
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Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Post by Jimbob » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:59 am

Tracy,
This is what I use. It folds up for storage and can be easily moved around the boat. Lowe's also sells a three step version.
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Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Post by Bill Edmundson » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:40 am

You can see my stairs on the left.

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Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Post by specialk » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:06 pm

Tracy...you have 220 to the shop yet...?
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Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Post by tcough » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:26 am

Nice, but how do you pull the camper and boat?

Passed final inspection yesterday. Power went in last week, but no 220, yet, but need it for my table saw & dust collector. Want to paint inside walls/floor first then do electrical. Probably going to be a lot of cords until I figure out where I want to place things. Will be more than adequate for all the toys. Best part is I have an "all weather" place to work on the FF, no more rain delays or hot Florida days.
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Tracy

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Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Post by tcough » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:43 am

Couple photos of the finished boat shed. Interior painting will be wrapped up by this weekend, then watch out. I don't know where all my power tools will be sitting, so for now, just extension cords running through the rafters.
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Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Post by specialk » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:51 am

Tracy ...nice dog house...
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Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Post by mrintense » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:52 pm

Nice Tracy, I'm jealous. Always wanted something like that. :)
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Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Post by hoodman » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:07 pm

Really nice! Is it going to have air?
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Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Post by tcough » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:24 am

hoodman wrote:Really nice! Is it going to have air?
I'm in Florida, of course it will :D

I'll have a window unit just to keep it somewhat comfortable during the summer. But the shade and luxury of not having to carry tools/materials in and out every time I work on the boat are a God send.
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Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Post by TomOB » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:05 pm

Hi there TCough
Im new to this forum as I was looking into Flats boat plans, Im just north of you in Wildwood FL. Hows the build going? If you were to take an approximate guess, how much do you feel you have invested in the total build? Not including the new "boat barn" LOL'
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