Build Thread: Osprey 18 Flats Skiff

Discussion in 'Bragging Spot' started by LWalker, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. yobata

    yobata I Love microskiff.com!

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    Wet that thing already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  2. bryson

    bryson I Love microskiff.com!

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    I'm drooling over the bright work. The whole boat looks incredible!
     

  3. LWalker

    LWalker Well-Known Member

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    There is a bit of rigging going on. I plan on drilling a bunch of holes in transom tonight.

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  4. permitchaser

    permitchaser I Love Skinny Water

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    I love the wood. So ya think you'll get it wet in June!
     
  5. LWalker

    LWalker Well-Known Member

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    Permit, I hope to get it in the water this month.

    Switch panel for the console
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    thru hull in, drain plugs in, all control and motor cabling has been run, binnacle installed and hooked up, transom supports and motor bolts are in place and I'm sure some other stuff.
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  6. LWalker

    LWalker Well-Known Member

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    Jackplate mounted
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    Motor airborne
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  7. POCtied

    POCtied Well-Known Member

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    damn that is a good lookin color scheme!
     
  8. billeh

    billeh Active Member

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    I get so excited every time I see this thread has been bumped...so gorgeous
     
  9. Boatdesigner

    Boatdesigner I Love microskiff.com!

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  10. Whiskey Angler

    Whiskey Angler I Love microskiff.com!

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    Lwalk...Your trips to the fuel pump are going to take forever. Every Tom Dick and Jane is going to want to talk to you about your boat for a half hour. It really stands out in an amazing way!
     
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  11. sjrobin

    sjrobin I Love microskiff.com!

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    Great work on the skiff!
     
  12. LWalker

    LWalker Well-Known Member

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    Motor is rigged! [​IMG]

    Side console complete with exception of the Garmin on the way.
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    These are the tasks I need to do to splash it:
    Finish up wiring the jackplate
    Tie up a few loose cables
    Install Battery
    Mount cushion and backrest
    Replace bunk supports on trailer
    Install prop

    Shouldn't be long.
     
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  13. LWalker

    LWalker Well-Known Member

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    This just happened. Very pleased. More details and pictures to come Friday after I give it a real shakedown.



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  14. fjmaverick

    fjmaverick Well-Known Member

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    Thats so awesome.

    Whats the story with your test lake?
     
  15. LWalker

    LWalker Well-Known Member

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    That is a man made ski lake. There are two of them that my neighborhood is built around
     
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  16. Boatdesigner

    Boatdesigner I Love microskiff.com!

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    Congratulations! The boat looks really good in the water. I am guessing there are still a few things to go up forward, like your tournament fishing partner that we planned on way back when you got started. I can't wait to get more reports on how she runs and how she poles. Once again, great job!
     
  17. fjmaverick

    fjmaverick Well-Known Member

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    3 and a half years of hard work
    Looks worth every minute
     
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  18. RunningOnEmpty

    RunningOnEmpty I Love microskiff.com!

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    Congrats on a fine looking skiff.
     
  19. tgjohnso

    tgjohnso Well-Known Member

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    This is bad ass...amazing finished product
     
  20. billeh

    billeh Active Member

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    A work of art!
     
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