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  1. Oyster

    19' custom built power skiff

    This is a framed plywood skiff. Its marine grade meranti plywood. The bottom is glassed . It is powered with a 2018 60 hp. Suzuki outboard, with full transferable warranty still in effect. It has Lowrance navigator system in addition to a Garmin Striker combo depth recorder. The bow cover is used for cooler weather trips and easily removable with bow strips. I have a bimini top for the summer time. There is a ton of storage under the casting platform. The forward console seat also has storage in it. Paint and varnish is all good. The trailer is road ready and boat is water ready. Hook up and hit the water. Both trailer and boat is titled and registered and active. Asking 15,000. The boat is currently Coast Guard Auxillary inspected . I will let the boat go with all of the gear, including type one PFDs.
  2. This engine was purchased May 2017. It has approx. 3 hours on it. It has an option for a remote tank hook up in addition to the built internal tank. . F, N, and R gears. I also have a brand new never been in the water 8 foot inflatable dinghy, with floor board slats. Located Morehead City. Runs perfect, I am upgrading to a different dinghy. I will split up the package if need be. engine 1,300 and dinghy 500, OBO
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    Taylor and Alan's CS-20 MK3 #15

    Great detailed video of the parts for other potential builders to view, and even motivate folks to geturdone. FWIW I use vinegar for a much cheaper and non-toxic cleaning liquid for my epoxy cleanup of spreaders and putty knives too.
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    Cost of Building Your Bluejacket?

    I think this is fitting for this thread if someone is interested in a new build. And this section needs a refresh for the new year from the master himself. Its always nice to sneak in a trip on New Years day, blessed with shirt sleeve temps to boot. And even if you age out of sailing, you can still rig it with a sail too.
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    Mistake with stainless steel fasteners

    Personally I use two types of insolators along with never seeze compound on threads of dissimilar metal applications. This can apply to the masts or trailer parts where you use aluminum trailers. Go to your hardware store and get the flat sink faucet washers and use between the heads of panhead fasteners if you use screw threads. For machine threads use small hexhead fasteners. I also use nylon flat washers too if you cannot get the correct size of the rubber washers for the hardware. Of course if you wish to use permatex Loctite, you can do this also . You don't have a lot or surface area to worry about not being able to remove them down the road.
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    Outer Banks 26 #1

    Purty work indeed!!! I now will go back to my corner and git me a sawzall and begin cutting away at my mess after your most recent update...... Your touches far exceed anything I would have attempted for myself. The amount of work that's involved in creating roundness and follow up trimming and finishing takes some patience. But at least we were on the water yesterday and you are not far behind now.
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    Another Newbie

    Well that's not a real issue for some of us. The ones of us that's already sweet enough do not require additional additives to deal with it.
  8. Oyster

    dutch OB 20

    I will add a couple of comments that may or may not apply to this particular build, even though the subject has been covered well over the course of many threads in the past. The issue of wetting down thru and wetting up thru fabric does have some if, ans and butts from my observation. Certain glass types like combo matt biaxall do not always wet down as easily and can starve the wood if you are not careful and mindful about a possible need to rewet another coat while in the wet stage. This is where I personally wet the plywood after dry fitting the fabric and then reroll it on a tube or a pvc cone to reapply after a wet out coat of resin. Meranti plywood will require more resin as the grain is more course than the fancier plywood. Its more durable while being small amount heavier, but not objectionable IMO depending on the design and what you plan on doing with the boat. Of course dainty boats that reside on trailers and used on sunny days in rivers and big sounds and bays and yes even Bay River will not see the abuse as when a boat is used in rocky regions of the world and beached on a regular basis. So types of glass and certain plywoods can be to your advantage. I like this type of glass and I have been considering using it in an application where I have used thinner plywood than I would normally use in a like build before. Please let us know how it wets out. That's my story and I am sticking to it.
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    Another Newbie

    You mean laughed at some of the old geezer posters like that feller Chick? I agree . What type of sailing hull do you own? Heres hoping that you along with the rest of the bunch will have a good Christmas too..
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    Capt Bones Core Sound 17 Mk 3 #14 Kit Build?

    If nothing else can you draw us a map of your ventures, backwards as it may be.
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    Mistake with stainless steel fasteners

    Very typical these days.,, Maybe on your next rodeo use bronze machine screws if you have to order them in and just put some epoxy or varnish over the heads to keep them from tuning green, if you want to be anal about it. They would come closer to matching the wood too. Of course you can cut them off to fit the thickness needed since its hard to buy the fasteners that's probably short enough. If nothing else you should be able to just relocate the new fasteners offset from the current ones with new and even counter bore the back sides of the ring, allowing the leftover threaded shanks to just be hidden. If you need to, use a bit thicker wood for the ring to achieve that. And I have great success with the Loctite[formailly PL products] Roofing and Flashing Sealant which is black to bed the rings to the plywood with just about four fasteners . And for removal, you can just use a sharp flat putty knife with some heat to get the ring started and then just razor knife the bedding if you need to remove it. But you surely would not need as many if you use thicker wood for the wings. Oh and by the way clock your heads please for your finished product.
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    Real Southern Fried Chicken

    Now I am not capable of really stretching the truth like the master OP. But one thing is for sure, Mr. Harland disclosed his amateur ability early on in the area of yard bird culinary arts when he attempted to cut up a chicken. Does anyone know how many pieces he gets out of one chicken? Because the establishment manages to sell some mighty strange pieces from what Granny came up with, which was the authority of lard and iron skillet chicken that I grew up on. And yes we would wring the necks and then hang them on the outdoor clothes line to bleed out. Now back to the movie series of "Chick goes out on a limb without a leg to stand on."
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    STILL ON-->B&B Messabout 2018

    Fantastic pictures and report. I wonder if there can be a spring messabout, next year. This will give some from the north a jump on their boating season by coming down during a more predictable weather while even wondering out a bit further. We have a great region for poking around so many undeveloped regions.
  14. Oyster

    Old Codger's Keowee Misadventure

    Thanks for this great write up and photos. When you get to rebuilding the bow pulpit, do that is some hardwood for the next time. But that will do double duty for "ballast while not folding up the next time you get side tracked. We all have done that from time to time. I know, I know, the designer cringes when we talk about adding additional weight. Between that and the cooler for the tea up forward you never know you may increase your speed and lower the trim angle too and even remove the whale tail.. [okay running for the hills now.]
  15. Oyster

    STILL ON-->B&B Messabout 2018

    I don't know of another, but I have not explored the idea because I have not heard of anyone speaking about another one. Just look for the dead tree. LOL This is a current video that shows someone has placed a cross on the beach marking the entrance of the graveyard.

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