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by Capt UB
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"
Replies: 981
Views: 30072

Re: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"

Hi Bob, There are a number of reasons why I use Fir as much as possible, first one of course is that I get it for free, salvaged from older homes I remodel. A good source of Fir for those that don't do remodel work is if you can find some old solid wood doors. I've found that every old solid wood e...
by Capt UB
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"
Replies: 981
Views: 30072

Re: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"

Richard and seaslug, I had planned on installing a shear clamp (inwale) to glue down the deck. My deck will sit on top of the rub rail (glued). I will be installing a Tessilmare Rub Rail to protect the edge (deck) and wood rub rail. Thanks again.... Bob. The advantage to gluing the deck inside the ...
by Capt UB
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Experimental FS12
Replies: 13
Views: 215

Re: Experimental FS12

Very nice. Looks like it will catch fish and expore the lakes and rivers... back bays too!

I built the FS14, weight was not on my mind as I was building.... My first s&g boat.... I just wanted a good boat. I got that and more!!
by Capt UB
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"
Replies: 981
Views: 30072

Re: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"

I agree with Richard on the cleats. If you have a table saw why bother with all those little pieces? I ripped down clear Fir on an angle, approximately 20 degrees, and used 2 lengths per side notched into the bulkheads. If I had 18' material I would have gone the full length. Notched into the bulk ...
by Capt UB
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"
Replies: 981
Views: 30072

Re: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"

Hi Bob, The screw holes are left over from snugging down the deck to the batten strips when I was gluing down the deck and gunwales. I removed the screws and filled the holes prior to glassing. The strip that the decks sit on is continuous all the way around the boat. It is interrupted only at the ...
by Capt UB
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"
Replies: 981
Views: 30072

Re: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"

jacquesmm wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:16 pm
Capt UB wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:38 pm


I was getting the idea you only need to glue the deck to the frames and battens.
Correct that is enough but the rubrail and the breasthooks are places where you get the opportunity to make it pretty by playing with different wood colors and varnish.


Thank you JM.
by Capt UB
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"
Replies: 981
Views: 30072

Re: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"

Richard,

I'm tring to wrap my head around installing the deck.

I see you glassed over the deck and rub rail. What else did you do to install the deck to the hull?

I was getting the idea you only need to glue the deck to the frames and battens.

Thanks,
Bob.
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by Capt UB
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: LM18 build in DeLand
Replies: 60
Views: 2427

Re: LM18 build in DeLand

plus start button and kill switch for safety. lights and stereo bluetooth speakers
by Capt UB
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: LM18 build in DeLand
Replies: 60
Views: 2427

Re: LM18 build in DeLand

Just thinking.... A center console tiller OB....
For gauges (fuel, battery and speed) and holding GPS fish/depth finder.... etc.
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by Capt UB
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: How to register your newly built boat
Replies: 49
Views: 5579

Re: How to register your newly built boat

Just found this write up.... Question: I am building a boat. Who do I need to contact about having it inspected and registered and titled in Florida? Why does the FWC inspect homemade vessels? Answer: Applications for vessel title and registration are to be filed by the vessel owner with the county ...