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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 20 Nov 2015 07:40 #54248

Well, I had to go find them.. The big one is original,,,but it's way to big I think. So I bought a second and then built a third.. I'd give you the one I think is correct,,except it has not been to sea trials,,,You are welcome to it,,but you will
be in the flight test mode. I would not rivet any skeg into place . I would bolt them in until they are proven. Then rivet into place...with hesitance..Every time you rivet that keel you work harden the metal and make it prone to stress cracks. Dan,,run the boat the way it is,,then tweak it if need be.. IMHO..




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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 20 Nov 2015 04:57 #54247

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FishbonzWV wrote: Picture with dimensions please.
I'll add it to the list.


what list?

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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 20 Nov 2015 03:11 #54246

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FishbonzWV wrote: Picture with dimensions please.
I'll add it to the list.


I'll get some measurements of the bow casting.

About the skeg.

Hopefully Mark with post some dimensions.

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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 19 Nov 2015 21:10 #54241

Picture with dimensions please.
I'll add it to the list.

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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 19 Nov 2015 20:08 #54239

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Eagle127 wrote: I love the Firefly with the Skeg removed. You lean into the turns and it digs into the water. I didn't want to worry about busting the thing off. I have the skeg,,but it stays off.


I'll follow your lead.

I'm still looking for one that fits but will not install it.

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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 19 Nov 2015 04:25 #54231

I love the Firefly with the Skeg removed. You lean into the turns and it digs into the water. I didn't want to worry about busting the thing off. I have the skeg,,but it stays off.
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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 19 Nov 2015 04:03 #54230

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I would think a fin would be pretty easy to make in any size.

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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 18 Nov 2015 21:26 #54223

The tricky part is finding one that will match a 65 year old boat. One that has no holes, because the boat already has holes and one that is the right length to match the holes.

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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 18 Nov 2015 21:20 #54222

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Jumper wrote: Looking for a fin?


I'm watching one Bikecop sent me a link to and I'll watch the one you posted, too.

Thanks.

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