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by VT_Jeff
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Bob's FS18
Replies: 106
Views: 20568

Re: Bob's FS18

Question on the p trap. Hows it work? If you bury the bow in a wave, will that prevent water from getting in the tank? I assume that's what a loop is for, but it seems like the loop could trap water and prevent venting, or maybe tank pressure will blow that out? Or maybe the fuel pump will create a ...
by VT_Jeff
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Dillpickles SK14 build.
Replies: 29
Views: 2339

Re: Dillpickles SK14 build.

So i am a little embarrassed to post pics of the stringers and fillet job i did. No need to be embarrassed, believe me! I'm on my second boat and had help gluing/filleting/glassing my stringers and from what I can tell, yours look better/neater! You're a good man for posting the "bad" with the good...
by VT_Jeff
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Jeffs FS14 LS
Replies: 119
Views: 14724

Re: Jeffs FS14 LS

Spent the day laying out and prepping frame D. Took some time to decide exactly where the flyrods would store best, space gets tight quick. The large holes at the top of the frame are for the butt ends of the rods, the smaller holes are for the fuel line in one side and electrical on the other. The ...
by VT_Jeff
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: FS14LS+10% Scupper Design
Replies: 4
Views: 128

FS14LS+10% Scupper Design

My fs14ls will have a sealed bilge and a sole from bow to transom, scuppers through each frame and scuppers though the transom. The sole aft of the last frame will be thinner ply(4mm vs 9mm) and thus a little lower than the cockpit sole to help keep incidental water from back-flowing into the cockpi...
by VT_Jeff
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS19 (-5%) in GA
Replies: 417
Views: 67830

Re: FS19 (-5%) in GA

Looking downright spiffy, great job!
by VT_Jeff
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Bob's FS18
Replies: 106
Views: 20568

Re: Bob's FS18

Ahhh. I gotcha. Thanks, Bob. Jeff, would a layer of 1/2” or 3/4” foam, filleted in and glasses over on the bottom side stiffen things up? VT Jeff and I, I believe, are anxiously looking ahead to details like this while we spend our time with our heads between stringers and frames. I like the foam i...
by VT_Jeff
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Bob's FS18
Replies: 106
Views: 20568

Re: Bob's FS18

I'm a little worried about the stiffness of the hatches themselves, so if anyone has a suggestion on a core material to add to the underside of the 9mm plywood hatch, I'd appreciate it. Bob I have the same question, was thinking about maybe some diagonal bracing instead of layering to keep weight d...
by VT_Jeff
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Jeffs FS14 LS
Replies: 119
Views: 14724

Re: Jeffs FS14 LS

Hi Jeff, very sorry to hear about your dog. I lost my workshop helper (supervisor) almost a month ago and it is very quiet without him. The new pup looks like pure mischief and energy as all puppies should be. Thanks Alan and I'm saddened to hear about yours as well, I was jealous that your pup lik...
by VT_Jeff
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Jeffs FS14 LS
Replies: 119
Views: 14724

Re: Jeffs FS14 LS

PapaDave wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:33 pm
Hi Jeff,
Sorry to hear about your dog. Hope that new pup is able to fill the loss a bit. Your boat is looking great.
Dave
Thanks Dave, appreciate it!
by VT_Jeff
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Jeffs FS14 LS
Replies: 119
Views: 14724

Re: Jeffs FS14 LS

Dan_Smullen wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:45 pm
I also respect how you leveraged labor out of a nephew who wanted to fish. :lol:
Absolutely! Luckily he did finally get a "trophy" brookie(14" or so) on a dry on Monday after getting skunked sat and sun. He had more luck without us than with us, go figure!

:doh: