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  1. Oyster

    B&B Preps for Florence

    Has anyone heard from Tom lathrop?
  2. Oyster

    Rescue Minor Rebirth

    Will you be going to Madisonville this year?
  3. Oyster

    Rescue Minor Rebirth

    Its been a while feller since you built that one. The freshen up looks great! Hope things are going well with you and the folks down your way..
  4. Oyster

    Window/Port bedding

    I personally etch my safety glass around the perimeter for a super bond. Make sure you paper the entire area that's not going to be etched, doubled up if the paper is thin. Use a quality tape for the etching stop. Then tape the paper over the tape on the marked line for etching. Make your template for your glass with small brads or tacks around the perimeter of the template for your glass . When setting the glass into the caulking, the small void will allow some of the caulk to seat between the perimeter of glass and the frame. After the caulk cures remove the tacks and install the mouldings for the inside trim against the glass with a small amount of caulk. When figuring out where to etch the glass, set the glass with the tacks around the perimeter and mark the glass with a sharpie for the tape job. There is a chemical for etching available even at most hobby stores. But ask your glass shop too if they have it. Wear gloves and eye protection for sure.
  5. Oyster

    B&B Messabout 2017

    Quick question,, can you change the date to the weekend before the 19th? Georgetown boat show is the same weekend.
  6. Nice looking set up. This also keeps some noise further away from the cockpit and cabin with the doors open when not using a motor cover.
  7. Oyster

    B&B 16 foot open fishing boat

    Sorry can't hear you... Did you say its sold? Good going...
  8. Remember Egbert cut a big hole in the side of his boat. So all things is possible, if you only believe. The most relevant point in your post to me would be this comment. "Anyway...this is probably an awful thing to suggest but I have been thinking about the Bluejacket a bit recently as a replacement for my commuter - I do 80-100 mile round trips in a pretty thirsty boat and while it's manageable, I'm not in love with $3/mile." Before you attempt to redesign the main platform of any sized Bluejacket, tell us more about this commute gig. Open ocean? River? Island hopping? Of course I am not going to speak for the designer here. But there are ways to accomplish your desires in the stock drawings, which has been discussed in the past if we are only talking about doing so on a boat that's used for its intended design use.
  9. Oyster

    Outer Banks 26 #1

    Pretty work, You put us to shame. ;<} I really like the details such as your window shape on the bulkhead and entrance door.
  10. Oyster

    OB 20 Center Console

    What you describe is pretty typical of small runabouts. You are in another phase of the building process, tweaking the boat to fit your use and layout. Figure out how the boat performs as you use it in similar conditions and then maybe add some small wedges to the bottom at the transom to deal with getting the nose down. You can always use your trim to get it up a bit if need be. It may only take some additional anchor chain in the forward locker that stays there to address some need of additional trim. But deadweight is not always as preferred in small skiffs as live weight or additional gear placed accordingly for a day trip. Maybe a fully loaded beer cooler????
  11. Oyster

    OB 20 Center Console

    Thanks for the report and video, even though it shows up here sideways. Enjoy'
  12. Oyster

    B&B 16 foot open fishing boat

    I was hoping to replace the Mocassin 2 with something with a bit more room but still portable. I have an engine for it. But flipping Turtler over and throwing it on my shoulder or my cabin top would be a stretch. I guess I could tow it behind the boat on the local trips. But towing two trailers behind the truck on the long ones would be an "exciting" event.
  13. Oyster

    B&B 16 foot open fishing boat

    thanks, need to think about that one...............
  14. Oyster

    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    Nicely done and you will never think a second though about the little time it took to do it the right way. <thumbs up.> just my opinion of course...
  15. Oyster

    B&B 16 foot open fishing boat

    Do you know the weight of the boat only?

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