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  1. #71
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    Default Re: Simmons Sea Skiff 18 in Missouri

    Great project Figo, it’s coming along really nicely!
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    Default Re: Simmons Sea Skiff 18 in Missouri

    look at those clamps! never can have too many!! Nicely done, Figo!

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    Default Re: Simmons Sea Skiff 18 in Missouri

    Figo, Just bumped into your build. Looking good! I restored an 18 a few years back. Had a 35 Honda on it. That was almost too much hp. My hull porpoised above about 15 mph. so I had to keep some weight up front. Eventually put wedges at the stern. Also, it's not a stable boat just sitting so keep all weight possible as low as possible. It's a fun boat and where it really shows it's heritage is in a good chop or bouncing over a "trying to break" wave. Get to the Georgetown SC show when you can. There are always some nice Simmons' there.
    keep at it,
    Glenn

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    Default Re: Simmons Sea Skiff 18 in Missouri

    Quote Originally Posted by Simmons18 View Post
    Figo, Just bumped into your build. Looking good! I restored an 18 a few years back. Had a 35 Honda on it. That was almost too much hp. My hull porpoised above about 15 mph. so I had to keep some weight up front. Eventually put wedges at the stern. Also, it's not a stable boat just sitting so keep all weight possible as low as possible. It's a fun boat and where it really shows it's heritage is in a good chop or bouncing over a "trying to break" wave. Get to the Georgetown SC show when you can. There are always some nice Simmons' there.
    keep at it,
    Glenn
    I was at the Georgetown show Last October. I was disapointed there were only two there. I had hoped to see several.
    Simmons Sea Skiff build photos here:
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    Default Re: Simmons Sea Skiff 18 in Missouri

    Yes, there are usually more there. Mine was the Caledonia Yawl (red hull). Good show and good BBQ at the banquet! Glenn H.

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    Default Re: Simmons Sea Skiff 18 in Missouri

    Not the one the wind blew off its stand was it? I don't remember exactly what that one was.
    Simmons Sea Skiff build photos here:
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    Default Re: Simmons Sea Skiff 18 in Missouri

    figo,
    There is a wooden boat show in the fall in Southport, NC. I believe it is the first weekend in November this year. Many SSS's there every year. They even have a 'Best of Simmons' award.

    https://southportwoodenboatshow.com/

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    Default Re: Simmons Sea Skiff 18 in Missouri

    Thanks for the info! I can't make it this year but I will keep it on my list!
    Simmons Sea Skiff build photos here:
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    Default Re: Simmons Sea Skiff 18 in Missouri

    Since I'm on , just a little update. Getting close to finishing the decking.
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    Simmons Sea Skiff build photos here:
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  10. #80
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    Default Re: Simmons Sea Skiff 18 in Missouri

    She's looking so nice! So veeeerrrrry nice!

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    Default Re: Simmons Sea Skiff 18 in Missouri

    Hello,
    I have been researching the forums on SSS18. This thread stopped on 01/04/18. Anyone have an update? Looked like things were progressing well. My father and I are about to send our Simmons 18 build to paint and was curious if anyone has suggestions on specific colors that might have been preferred by Simmons.

    Thanks

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    Sorry, showing my Junior status! Last posted 8/13/19

  13. #83
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    Default Re: Simmons Sea Skiff 18 in Missouri

    Wow! i've been gone awhile! I was having some trouble with a couple of things mostly design elements. I was struggling with weather to go with a center console or just go with tiller stearing. I've decided on tiller. The other thing was the transom top edge, it was just 3/4" plywood and didn't really match up well with the decking i installed so I finally used a 1" piece of Mahogany laminated to it and shaped then installed knees in the corners, looks much better. So I'm semi retired now, only working about 18 hours a week and the weather is cooling off a little. Hopefully I will start making progress again, I would like to launch this coming spring.
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  14. #84
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    Default Re: Simmons Sea Skiff 18 in Missouri

    Figo, very nice build. What made you decide on a tiller? Will you use an extension and a grab post for standing? Or steer from back aft. Just curious, as I've fooled around with tiller steer ideas on several boats.
    Cricket

  15. #85
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    Default Re: Simmons Sea Skiff 18 in Missouri

    I'm a big guy and all the Simmons I've seen list to the side of the wheel. I considered center console but I could not come up with a design I like. All in all the whole design delima was holding up production. I will probably need a tiller extension but for now I am going to mount a restored 1968 Merc 200 and see how that works.
    Simmons Sea Skiff build photos here:
    https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...92a21VWm02bmhR

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    Default Re: Simmons Sea Skiff 18 in Missouri

    You have all winter to figure it out and get her ready for spring! Looks amazing.
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