Hi Sharpshooter,Definatly not a good idea cutting fibreglass with a grinder with no eye protection, mask and gloves. Leant that one the hard way.
Well done for going for it. I confess i'd have sooner started again from scratch.
How do you rate the Plymouth Pilots mate ?, it's just that I fancy one of the 18's as my next boat.No worries.
It was late, so i confess to not watching the whole clip.
It made me itch just watching the first few mins. That GRP is nasty stuff for sure
I happen to know the guys at plymouth pilots pretty well (they supplied virtually all the materials for my 'home build') they spend most of their time making parts for suberau WRC cars body kit and also panels for Hercules aircraft for the MOD these days; but they are still turning out a few pilots.
My bro-in-law does all the woodwork for their current new builds.
hi.. i have a pilot 17 and it has a different under deck lay out it has a central bilge tunnel..the flyer in the video appear to have no bilge well at all..is this common in flyers
hi ..i believe this is the layout of nemo but the piccies are what i found on the net..and is not nemo..but from what i can see its the same..these might help you..nemo does have foam. but not right across because of the bilge tunnel...if you know what i mean..
I have seen a few like this layout with No Bilge well,..I Believe that they have been the original self draining deck whereas the bung is pulled whilst underway and the water just lets itself go,..abit like an Elephants Trunk on a Rib...Not a good idea in my view....But If anyone knows the Reason why the Early Flyers had this deck arrangement we would like to know.
Does Nemo have a foam filled Hull?
Hi Eggy,hi ..i believe this is the layout of nemo but the piccies are what i found on the net..and is not nemo..but from what i can see its the same..these might help you..nemo does have foam. but not right across because of the bilge tunnel...if you know what i mean..
incidently i would like a splash well (pan) for nemo if you have one spare..sorry just a thought
Can I add that they've a reputation of being a very solidly laid-up, seaworthy boat - in another world compared to the sea skimmers so beloved by the 25knot+ brigade.They were very common choises for single handed hook and line fishermen for a longtime. They are great little boats, although I have never owned one myself.
These days the majority of commercial guys go for something like a cygnus 19 as they are much bigger boats for similar LOA, and the pilots are relatively costly for working boats, although much easier on the eye.