26 Nov. 2003|
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The Flats Stalker is a simple but rugged and easy to pole boat designed for hardcore skinny water sight fishing.
The FS18 has the same waterline beam and is just as stable as some fiberglass production boats 1' wider at the deck.
This is a tiller boat but many will install a grab rail in the middle, maybe on a central box.
However, for thsoe who prefer the flsuh deck (straight sheer) look, the plans include the dimensions for that version. This rounded chine is a simple transition from plywood sheet planking to strips, at the chine, close to the bow.
That option is easy to implement for anybody who has a built at least one stitch and glue boat.
To make the boat unsinkable by pouring two part foam under the sole is a highly recommended option.
It is designed for tiller steering first and has a clean open layout that is easy to customize.
Note that with that low chine and no spray rails there is almost no hull slap with the hard chine but for those who want the ultimate, we show an optional rounded chine.
No need to purchase strips, we cut 3 slits in each panel, topside and bottom, round the corners of the two forward frames and that's all there is to it.
It gives lateral dynamic stability at planing speed and since it is below the waterline, produces no hull slap. For a professional builder in the USA, it would not be an option: all boats of that size must have upright floatation.
There is also a long thread on our forum showing the FS12 assembly with plenty of pictures and comments.