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by seaslug
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: FS14_LS honeycomb
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: FS14_LS honeycomb

Some questions for Jacque's, I know you have already commented on foam builds many times but I can't recall the details. What are the advantages, if any, of foam construction, especially on such a small boat as the FS14. I thought the weight would be close to the same because of using more cloth and...
by seaslug
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 839
Views: 45489


Karl, your boat looks fantastic. If you leave now you can probably make the builders meet in October! Happy sailing my friend. Mike
by seaslug
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rapid SK14 Build (I hope!)
Replies: 10
Views: 347

Re: Rapid SK14 Build (I hope!)

I've built the SK14 and the side panels are so small that almost any plywood can make the bend without much trouble. For your purpose I wouldn't have a problem using a lower grade ply than Okoume if you're going to be covering it all in fiberglass. Realistically, how much abuse will the hull see tha...
by seaslug
Thu May 24, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: FS12 - my modifications
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: FS12 - my modifications

You can be very proud of that boat. Absolutely a beautiful job. What size motor, and do you have any performance figures to post?
by seaslug
Thu May 24, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM18 Jackplate or no Jackplate
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: LM18 Jackplate or no Jackplate

My FS18 has a Merc 20 hp without a jack plate. I've been running my boat for 2 years now and the area I fish most I have to run in water as shallow as 8 or 10 inches with a soft mud bottom. If I were over hard bottom I wouldn't even consider running in less than 12 or 14". I don't have a tunnel eith...
by seaslug
Tue May 22, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Replies: 5
Views: 217


Like you said, as long as the resin is compatible with the 2 part faring mix you should be able to thin as needed. If you have access to West Systems products, the 410 fairing filler is excellent and can be mixed to whatever consistency you want depending on application. For flat surfaces like the h...
by seaslug
Mon May 21, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: What color paint hides imperfections best?
Replies: 20
Views: 257

Re: What color paint hides imperfections best?

With my limited experience doing body work on cars as well as painting numerous boats over the years, darker colors are way harder to hide imperfections. White is the easiest color in my experience. Why mess around with a flatter than high gloss finish on a boat hull. High gloss will hold up better,...
by seaslug
Fri May 18, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: N FL FS 18
Replies: 81
Views: 8663

Re: N FL FS 18

As long as the paint is not all dried out, it can be mixed really well and used. If you have Awlgrip, no worries, I have leftover Awlgrip in my garage that's 24 years old and has been through many temperature changes, from below freezing to well over 100. It never gets hard in the can, and it works ...
by seaslug
Sat May 12, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Sk14 build
Replies: 131
Views: 5246

Re: Sk14 build

A beautiful job on your build, and a great slide show and video. Jeff needs to hire you to do promotional videos for all the boat models. What a great marketing tool, the drone shots are incredible. Can't wait to see the FS18. I'm sure it will be well thought out and beautifully built.
by seaslug
Thu May 10, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Franks SK14 from Japan
Replies: 62
Views: 1651

Re: Franks SK14 from Japan

You're doing a beautiful job so far, so you really screwed up, now everyone's expecting perfection throughout the build. Are you planning on 2 drains running aft into the cockpit, and did you make the inner lip of the gutter a little lower for a gasket? Keep up the nice work. Mike