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Old 09-06-2018, 10:09 PM   #121
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I mean, is it completely out of the question to have an artist make up a decal of that to put on the boat?
I'd have FWC pulling me over every trip. lol.
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Old 09-15-2018, 04:42 PM   #122
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I may have mentioned it, but we're raising the deck on the B25 by 3 inches. This should guarantee a self bailing boat regardless of weight sitting aft, yet still be plenty safe. The hull will have side scuppers in the corners forward of the transom box.

So here you see our coosa stringer extensions dryfitted waiting to be glasses in. Next week we'll get the deck in and transom box finished. Then we'll move on to the fish box and scuba tank storage benches.



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Old 09-15-2018, 08:36 PM   #123
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Nice work. Reminds me of what I did to my Ocean Master. As you know, I'm working on a Seacraft and doing the same deal basically. Keep em' coming. Love it.
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You will never regret the side scuppers. Total game changer on my SeaCraft build.
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It's coming along. Don't give up

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Old 09-18-2018, 02:09 PM   #126
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You will never regret the side scuppers. Total game changer on my SeaCraft build.
No doubt about it, especially if you gut your fish. Makes wash down a breeze and of course most importantly, allows a ton of water to exit the boat.

I don't think a lot of these boat building engineers out there put much thought into it. Man there are some terrible designs out there (my old boat included)... and they wonder why their boats sink.
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Thanks. I don't think anyone in the history of project boats gives up.... they run out of money... Back to work I go....
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Nice work. Reminds me of what I did to my Ocean Master. As you know, I'm working on a Seacraft and doing the same deal basically. Keep em' coming. Love it.
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I agree with the side scuppers. My commercial boat had them but we had a splash/spray problem sometimes with water shooting onto the aft deck through the scupper. I solved it by installing a 4" wide plastic 1/2 round cylinder shaped cover on the scupper opening (closed in the front and open in the back) and it worked great. There was no air lock/flow restriction with that 4" opening in the aft drain side. You may not have the issue with your hull but when we had a quartering sea the water shooting into that scupper was a real PITA especially in the winter.
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I agree with the side scuppers. My commercial boat had them but we had a splash/spray problem sometimes with water shooting onto the aft deck through the scupper. I solved it by installing a 4" wide plastic 1/2 round cylinder shaped cover on the scupper opening (closed in the front and open in the back) and it worked great. There was no air lock/flow restriction with that 4" opening in the aft drain side. You may not have the issue with your hull but when we had a quartering sea the water shooting into that scupper was a real PITA especially in the winter.
Good tip, Kevin. I will keep that in mind if my hull does the same.
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I used plastic clamshells on the orange boat I did cause we pressure washed the passengers in the rear when turning like Kevin said. On the new boat, I did rear scuppers with exhaust flappers.
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