FL12 Battens

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FL12 Battens

Post by Jeff » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:13 pm

This email came into our system earlier today: "Am I missing something on the plans? On the mid. seat, we have a 13" butt block, a 1"1/2"(2x4) Batten on each side, and the 3/8'plywood frames on each side. This makes the seat 17"1/4" wide, but the plans call for a seat top only 15'3/4 wide? Thanks!" Jeff



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Re: FL12 Battens

Post by jacquesmm » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:04 pm

The battens (cleats) are not made from 2x4's. The plans say:
Cleats: 3/4" x 1".
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Re: FL12 Battens

Post by garykay77 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:32 pm

The stitch and glue tutorial shows the plan for the FT12. It mentions leaving the stitching abit loose at the start. At what points do you tighten the stitches and then eventually remove them. Thanks!

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Re: FL12 Battens

Post by BB Sig » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:53 pm

On my FS13, I slowly tightened them down from the stern to the bow. After you "tack" between the stitches with thickened epoxy (and it cures) then cut the stitches and finish the fillets on the seams.

Tutorial:
http://bateau2.com/howto/boat_in_box/stitching.php

It's intimidating the first time you do it. If it doesn't line up like you think it should, DO NOT GLUE! Post pictures and someone can tell you how to fix it.

Good luck and post lots of pictures as you go. It helps us and you! :D

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