FS12 Build a much improved vessel from my 1st build

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Re: FS12 Build a much improved vessel from my 1st build

Post by Capt UB » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:08 pm

I had a lot of fun at this point.
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Re: FS12 Build a much improved vessel from my 1st build

Post by ctbeutel » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:41 pm

We got the tape and glass down! Thanks Travis (fishgitr) for helping out. Definitely made things go quicker with an experienced builder helping out. First coat of fairing goes on tomorrow.
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Re: FS12 Build a much improved vessel from my 1st build

Post by fishgitr » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:21 pm

It looks good man!! We will get the fairing done over the next few days!!

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Re: FS12 Build a much improved vessel from my 1st build

Post by ctbeutel » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:36 pm

Did a quick sanding to knock down all the edges and got a first coat of fairing on. Hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to sand and get another coat on.

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Re: FS12 Build a much improved vessel from my 1st build

Post by ctbeutel » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:42 pm

Here are the photos.
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Re: FS12 Build a much improved vessel from my 1st build

Post by fishgitr » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:22 pm

You did a really good job on fairing. Just remember tomorrow when you sand you may have spots that are low and don’t stand off when you send it. That’s fine just go back and fill them. Once you see fiberglass move on

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Re: FS12 Build a much improved vessel from my 1st build

Post by ctbeutel » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:49 pm

First round of fairing is sanded. I applied a second coat of fairing to fill in the low spots and will hit with the sander later this week. I'll be ordering some more filler tomorrow along with some primer. Hopefully she'll be fair by next weekend.
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Re: FS12 Build a much improved vessel from my 1st build

Post by ctbeutel » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:55 pm

I have a question on using a skeg or putting on two strakes. This boat will be dry launched into a creek so the bottom of the boat is going to get some wear and tear. The boat is going to be initially powered by a 5hp mercury 4-stroke so I am not expecting to reach speeds in excess of 15 mph so I don't believe performance will be limited or increased by either setup, this is where I could be absolutely wrong. By using a skeg, that point of the hull will be were most of the dragging will occur along with one side of the hull or the other. This might might require a lot more touched-up to the hull. If I run two strakes then the strakes would be taking the majority of the abuse and save the hull some abuse. I am hoping to get the bottom faired over the next few days and then I will need to make my decision. I will be using epoxy and graphite on the bottom. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Re: FS12 Build a much improved vessel from my 1st build

Post by fishgitr » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:38 pm

Chris why run one at all? It’s not like it’s going to to be running fast enough to really keep it from sliding..

If you plan on poling with it, it would benefit somewhat to track straight..

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Re: FS12 Build a much improved vessel from my 1st build

Post by OrangeQuest » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:44 pm

Our 5hp 4 stroke pushes a 15.5' canoe over 8 mph with two adults. I think the strakes would be a good choice as you pointed out they will take more of the contact with the bank.

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