FS14_LS

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Re: FS14_LS

Post by Thrandweel » Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:23 pm

Any advice on the the two guides on the bottom. I'm not sure what they're called, but I attached this picture of them from another build. Are they very important? I dont see any reference to them in the blueprints but I could be missing it. :help:
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Re: FS14_LS

Post by Reid » Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:15 pm

These are skegs, they help with the tracking of the hull, especially when turning. I don't think you need to put 2 on necessarily. I put one on my FS18. It is about 3/4" thick and about 18" from the transom. It should not extend past the flat part of the hull bottom. The edges should remain sharp. You can glue it down to the hull after the hull is glassed and faired. I did not glass mine but some do. If you put two, make sure they don't interfere with the trailer bunks.
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Re: FS14_LS

Post by Thrandweel » Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:39 pm

Awesome yeah I was asking because where I marked them to be is right where my bunks are. Thanks again Reid.
Im almost done fairing :P its been the most tedious process so far by a long shot but I cant wait to prime this thing and get it flipped over.

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Re: FS14_LS

Post by Reid » Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:45 pm

Good deal! Just be prepared that once you put primer on the hull it will show EVERY little imperfection. You may need to do some additional fairing and prime again. I recommend 3 layers of primer before you paint.

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Re: FS14_LS

Post by Thrandweel » Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:48 pm

Yes im well prepared to be depressed lol

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Re: FS14_LS

Post by Thrandweel » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:19 pm

Crazy few weeks but I've been sanding and fairing still also got the rub rails up. I dont have many clamps so I had to do one at a time which means it took nearly a week for all of them to get put on and dry.
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Re: FS14_LS

Post by Reklus » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:47 pm

Hey coming along nice!

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Re: FS14_LS

Post by Thrandweel » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:11 pm

Got around to putting that first primer coat on. Wow does that make a huge difference. Definitely have an hour of small pin hole fairing to do but over all better than I expected it to be. Really happy with my progress if I get enough time tomorrow and monday I'll be able to flip it and start working on the inside next week.
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Re: FS14_LS

Post by jacquesmm » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:39 pm

That looks really good.

I noticed that many of the FS14_LS builders choose to install a very wide rubrail. I wonder why. It is true that the plans of the LS version do not specify the exact size but a laminated rubrail 1.5" wide by 3/4" thick is fine.
The wide rubrail does not hurt, it is stronger.

Anyway, the boat looks good.
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Re: FS14_LS

Post by Thrandweel » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:07 am

Reid's offered me the cnc cut out ones so I would guess that's why 😂. Less work for us.

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