Mikem59 FS18 Build

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Re: Mikem59 FS18 Build

Post by K2FS18 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:53 am

Mike, looks like you put in high gear!

I don't believe you need glass on the decks. But if you decide to install, any of the above should work. I used 4oz on mine and wrapped up and over the rub rail and trimmed flush with the bottom eased edge of the rub rail.



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Re: Mikem59 FS18 Build

Post by Mikem59 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:03 pm

K2, thanks for the suggestions. And, I'm in high gear when I get to work on the boat. Spring break took me away for several days, then some travel for work. But, I am making progress.

Here are some pics of the gunwale issues I mentioned.

This is the port side gunwale. As you can see, as it approaches to the aft, a gap widens between the gunwale and the hull.
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Similarly, on the fore side, a gap forms and widens. I've already added an additional support cleat along the inner support cleat, and I'll do the same along the hull cleat to make sure there is plenty of gluing surface and support for the gunwale.
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And, here the bow decking leaves sizable gap between the gunwale as well as not quite wide enough to extend to the edge of the cleat. I'm not thrilled about another trip to Houston Hardwoods and another $90 for another sheet of Okume. So, I feel pretty comfortable using what I have left to scab in and fill the gaps.
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Here's the fuel tank compartment with all the cleats along with the nav lights wiring
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And, a shot of the storage compartment beneath the transom decking. Right now it's a snake pit. Have the negative and positive buss bars in, a battery switch along with the jack plate and trim tab wiring. A lot to sort out, but it's coming along.
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Although I am making progress, I had to do some TLC for my Blue Wave as it's feeling pretty ignored. Oil/filter change along with some chine repair work with some Marinetex. Doing all the work on the build has given me the confidence to do minor repair work on my Blue Wave.

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