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by Grant
Thu Jun 16, 2005 3:34 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FL14 Launch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 37
Views: 10512

Joe,

The webbing does not really add much in the way of non-skid. You would have to apply that first. Good Luck.
by Grant
Thu Jun 16, 2005 1:17 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FL14 Launch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 37
Views: 10512

Greyfire, Thanks for the compliment! I didn't add any other coat on top of the webbing, and after two very hard fishing seasons, it has held up as well as the topcoat, or in other words, very well. My boat is stored in my garage, so it does not get sun other than when we are fishing out of it. This ...
by Grant
Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:06 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Goodbye (for now).
Replies: 6
Views: 1534

Scott,

Do you mean to tell me that surfing the boat-building pages would not be time well spent in the office? Seriously, good luck on your new project, and I will definitely stay in touch.

God Bless,

Grant
by Grant
Wed Apr 20, 2005 8:38 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FL14 Launch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 37
Views: 10512

mpacek, I actually painted the interior an off white and then applied the black webbing over the white paint. Give your interior color time to dry and then apply the web. Yes, it comes out in a random "web" pattern, but you still have to apply some guidance. Example: the paint comes out irregularly ...
by Grant
Fri Apr 15, 2005 12:46 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FL14 Launch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 37
Views: 10512

Dane, I purchased two cans and had some left over. After two hard fishing seasons, this stuff is still holding up great! Depending on how "thick" you put it on, you might want to get three cans just to be safe. You are doing a fine job on your boat, my friend. Scott, I believe that you found my numb...
by Grant
Wed Jul 28, 2004 2:53 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: FL-11 Seat Braces & Rub-Rail
Replies: 12
Views: 2493

I attached runners and not a skeg, and I used the same 1x2's. Happy Building.

Grant
by Grant
Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:09 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: FL-11 Seat Braces & Rub-Rail
Replies: 12
Views: 2493

What Rick said is true---fir would be better. However, I have been fishing out of my boat "hard" all spring and summer, and the rubrail has held up great. As you said, I have not run into a dock at full speed yet (I'm sure that my time will come!), but the boat has definitely endured it's share of b...
by Grant
Wed Jul 28, 2004 10:37 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: FL-11 Seat Braces & Rub-Rail
Replies: 12
Views: 2493

Mick, I completed the FL14 this January and used 1x2 pine purchased from Home Depot for my rubrails and seat braces. They were very inexpensive. I did have to pick through the pile to find some that didn't have very many knots in them. I also had to use a lot of clamps to make the boards take the be...
by Grant
Tue Jun 08, 2004 2:12 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: FL14 - Watertight Hatch?
Replies: 13
Views: 2173

Louis, Hello. I finished the FL14 a few months ago, and have been fishing out of it heavily since then. I too was looking for a way to make the hatches watertight, and I believe, that without building some kind of elaborate hatch cover with drains etc., it will be almost impossible to keep all of th...
by Grant
Thu Jun 03, 2004 7:28 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FL14 - Hull Painted
Replies: 15
Views: 5746

Very nice looking boat! I think that the brightwork looks very nice and adds nice contrast, but because of the upkeep required, I would just go with paint.

Grant