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by seaslug
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS14 new build - South Shore MA
Replies: 55
Views: 10801

Re: FS14 new build - South Shore MA

I clamp my rub rail after the flip. I don't like the idea of working upside down, not being able to see the sheer line, making sure I don't end up with a droopy bow, or some other problem. much easier to work this way as well.
by seaslug
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS14 new build - South Shore MA
Replies: 55
Views: 10801

Re: FS14 new build - South Shore MA

I've built the FS18, FS14LS, SK14, and GF16, and have not needed to cut the rub rail pieces on a curve. I rip either cedar or fir, preferably knot free, to 1/4" x 1 1/2" and use a lot of clamps. Never needed dowels or screws, just worked down the hull 1 clamp at a time. On the FS18 and FS14 I finish...
by seaslug
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: HMD 19 frames are framed? First time build
Replies: 21
Views: 8053

Re: HMD 19 frames are framed? First time build

Since all the frames are set up on the strong back where they'll eventually be permanently glassed in, and are 90 degrees off the baseline, I use a black marker or pencil and trace a line where they meet the hull panels prior to lifting the hull off the frames. Even after glassing the inside you can...
by seaslug
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fs18 question
Replies: 4
Views: 2144

Re: Fs18 question

I laid out my full sheets of ply on the flat driveway and taped them together with 2" masking tape, than did all my lay out, labeled the pieces, then separated for ease of cutting on a pair of saw horses. It's really quite easy and fun. Mike
by seaslug
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Coach's SC-16 in MA
Replies: 431
Views: 113209

Re: Coach's SC-16 in MA

That's a beautiful photo of your work of art, definitely worth framing and hanging on a wall at home. I finished my FS18 in May 2016, and before I was finished a friend gave me 2 used wheel chair batteries. I would need to check the manufacturer, but one of those batteries has been in the boat for o...
by seaslug
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Coach's SC-16 in MA
Replies: 431
Views: 113209

Re: Coach's SC-16 in MA

I'm glad to hear my build was useful for some ideas in creating this beauty. And your boat came out so nice it even attracts good looking women, all I get are a bunch of broken down old guys in their 60's and 70's riding with me. Mike
by seaslug
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Coach's SC-16 in MA
Replies: 431
Views: 113209

Re: Coach's SC-16 in MA

Been way too busy rebuilding a house, but have followed your build from the beginning. Definitely one of the nicest builds ever posted on the forum, and a boat anyone would be proud to own. Be prepared for lots of compliments and questions at the boat ramps. I think a 20hp would be the perfect fit, ...
by seaslug
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build
Replies: 680
Views: 91023

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

I've been following your build from the beginning both on this forum and Microskiff. You've done an amazing job so far and it's a real bummer you're having paint problems. It's probably too late for this boat, unless you do sand it all the way down, but why have you not used Awlgrip? It's a bit pric...
by seaslug
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Mike's FS14 LS
Replies: 29
Views: 8877

Re: Mike's FS14 LS

Thanks a lot for the compliments. I enjoyed the build process so much with the FS18 that I started this one soon after finishing. Jeff at BBC bought it from me when it was finished and it stays at their shop in Ft. Pierce. They bring it to a few boat shows each year as little sample of what's possib...
by seaslug
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: SK14 transom height
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: SK14 transom height

I've never had any of my builds called lovely, but thanks for the compliment. The 6 hp Merc had a really long shaft, 22.5 or 23", that's the reason for the tall transom. Always nice to have the motor prior to getting to that stage of the build so you can get the transom height correct first time, an...