Build Thread: Osprey 18 Flats Skiff

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

  1. Bonecracker

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  2. FishermanSailor

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    Spent the last two days reading this thread. This is by far the best build I've seen on the site and there are some great builds here. Congratulations. Need some fish porn now!
     

  3. Seabreeze

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    Man, oh man, oh man !!! Enjoy every minute on Old Jimmy with your son.. Three generations there...Blessings...
     
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  4. LowHydrogen

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    Really happy for you man, hope you and the son have many great days on that beauty! Congrats.
     
  5. Jacob85af

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    Made an account just to tell you how much of an inspiration this is. Me and my boy have discussed building a boat and this will be really insightful to look back over for guidance. great job and beautiful boat you have there.
     
  6. LWalker

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    Thanks for all the kind comments! I have been trying to tie up all the little loose ends and get this thing fishable. Today I finished the last key component to get me fishing. I still have lots of other stuff to do.

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  7. FishermanSailor

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    OK, I'll guess...push pole holders?
     
  8. LWalker

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    Haha, you got it....I guess I forgot to say what they were.
     
  9. bonehead

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    Around how much did it cost for the build?

    Btw, based on looks, I'd take that over a Hells bay anyway. A job damn well done!
     
  10. Dustin Pack

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    Good Lord Walker, you crafty ass mofo. Those things are almost as beautiful as the skiff. Great work man.
     
  11. Jeremiah

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    I read your post and it caused me to purchase a set of plans for an osprey 18. I just finished cutting two frames tonight. Your post is a great resource. Thanks for sharing your experience.
     
  12. casartj

    casartj I Love microskiff.com!

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    Looks great!! Is that a white rub rail I see in the last picture?
     
  13. LWalker

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    Thanks guys! Yes, that is a white rub rail.
     
  14. Boatdesigner

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    Are the push pole holders mahogany or teak or something else? They look like they match the other wood on the boat really well. Will they lower into the deck electrically when not in use? Like the Spirit of Ecstasy on a Rolls!:D
     
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  15. permitchaser

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    How does that beauty pole and have you slimed it yet
     
  16. LWalker

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    The holders are turned from mahogany.

    We finally got all the rain out of here. I plan on poling and slimming her next week
     
  17. Carivera

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    I have no idea how I am now just seeing this. beautiful build sir.
     
  18. LWalker

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    Glad to say that she catches 40"+ redfish [​IMG]
     
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  19. Pole Position

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    Congrats---I suspect that moment made all the hours spent fairing well worthwhile.
     
  20. Boatdesigner

    Boatdesigner I Love microskiff.com!

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    That's why we go fishing! Great job captain and mate!