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Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:18 am
by tcough
Garage build update - walls framed out and waiting on roof trusses.

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Panama City

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:19 am
by tcough
Guess this should now be called Flats Flyer Build in Panama City.

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:34 pm
by hoodman
The boat looks great! 24x30 is a good size for a shop. I had 24x24 in NC and it was enough for the boat plus other projects. If you can make your door slightly higher than the standard 7' you'll be doing yourself a favor.

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:51 am
by slug
Just my input here; Both times I built my own garage/workshop, I clad two trusses both sides with 1/2 " plywood. This allowed me to fasten steel plates to them with eyes protruding through the ceiling. (I always built my own trusses!) Pick your locations carefully for this and you will use the eyes many times during your build. They will support the boat . ( I use 4 1/2 ton chain hoists.)

Doug

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:27 pm
by specialk
Hey Tracy...just checking on you ...after the storm...

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:36 pm
by tcough
Hey Kelly - All good down here. Was really just a rain event in here in Panama City with a nice breeze. You all probably got more than we did.

Thanks for checking on us!

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:04 am
by tcough
Another update on the boat house. Wish I didn't travel so much with work, but that's how the bills get paid.

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:22 pm
by Conrad
Tcough,

Did you ever give any thought to extending beyond the plans? I’ve considered extending out to 23-25 feet. Also, I’m trying to see if there would be an issue modding the transom area to house two engines. The goal would be two 90 hp outboards.

Conrad

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:56 am
by tcough
Conrad,
Never thought about it. This is my first real effort building a project of this size and wanted to be cautious, so I only extended it per the plan recommendations. At 19'-9", it should be plenty for my needs, maybe a little more than needed, but you can never have enough boat. Going out to 23-25 feet may introduce some issues with balancing the loads, but if you're looking at twin 90s, you may need to get it to work. I would suggest you call the good folks at Glen-L and bounce your idea off of them. Or perhaps someone on the forum could chime in.

Regardless - best of luck and enjoy the build. I'm almost done with the "boathouse" and can't wait to get back on the FF build.

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:44 pm
by Conrad
I think I’m going to stick around 20-21. When do you plan to get started back on the FF? Should I try to race you to completion? :lol:

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:20 am
by tcough
Should start putting siding up on the boathouse this weekend, and at my rate of progress, it might take a month to finish. Then it's back to the FF build. And I think you'll probably finish firsts at my pace :D

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:17 pm
by specialk
Tracy...do I need to stop bye...and help...?

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:02 pm
by tcough
Sure Kelly, now you offer after the hot & sweaty work is done :lol:

Only thing left is the siding, which I should get a good start on this weekend.

Here's an update (doesn't show the facia/soffit installed.
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Getting there....

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:41 am
by Conrad
Is that the FF I see hanging in the shed?

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:29 am
by tcough
It is. I bought a trailer for it last year to move from Orlando to Panama City. But it sits too high to work in side the hull so I'll move it back to the build cradle when I'm ready to start.