boats with plumb sides.
- fellow builders, i,ve finally figured out a big advantage of boats with
plumb sides versus flare.They catch less rainwater inside while being
built.Once moreI,ve spent a miserable half hour bailing my mystery boat
with a towel and this is in Florida's supposed dry season. Yes it has
flared sides and catches every drop of rain which falls, The tarp
system seems to funnel it all aboard.Fortunately the iside is coated so
rot hasn't set in before the boat is finished. You have figured by now
its too big to tip and roll the water out of and yes, flat bottomed so
the rain spreads out in a nice thin sheet making bailing with anything
but a towel or sponge impossible. Bought more Raka epoxcy yesterday,
now $59 a gallon, ouch seems to have gone up about $20 overnight and
they distrubute it her in Fort Pierce. Stretch Bantam, "Pelican" had
another long voyage without mishap to the Keys, up as far as Sarasota
on the other coast then back across the Okeechobee waterway, one night
at a dock and about $150 in fuel over 5 weeks gone, regards john
- Thanks, Michael Walther. But alas, it's too late for me.
My boat is kaput, and in a landfill by now. But 9 seasons was enough,
and more than I'd hoped. On the next couple of boats.