SK14

Boats up to 15' for oars, power or sail. Please include the boat type in your question.
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Re: SK14

Post by jacquesmm » Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:14 am

It is not important which method you use, each is strong enough.
The kit uses puzzle joints.
The plans specify fiberglass splices but some prefer butt blocks. There is enough plywood to use butt blocks.


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Re: SK14

Post by carguy415 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:19 pm

BrianC wrote:I see what looks like a butt block on the side panel - did just butting the panels with fiberglass added just on the inside not hold well enough?

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Immediately after i used the buttblocks i realized it said to use fiber glass in the instructions :doh:. I read to many different instructions for different boats and confused them.... if i were to go back and do it again i would not use the butt blocks.just because you will see them when its done and i had to notch the sole to fit around them. neither of which are a big deal. the hull is plenty strong enough. Even when you do just the "tack welds" of epoxy in between the stitches, once they dry the boat is really rigid. i did not expect it to be that solid. I would also build my next one out of Okoume i bought meranti and i am told it would have been a little easier to make the bends in the bow of the boat. not that it was that difficult but I had to put two zip ties through every hole because it was blowing them a part. could have also been because of cheap zip ties but i could have gotten Okoume through bateau for the same price i paid for meranti through a local plywood shop.

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Re: SK14

Post by mucduc » Tue May 03, 2016 9:20 am

Any more progress? Im hoping to order my materials soon for the SK14 and really like watching your progress. It looks great.

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Re: SK14

Post by jacquesmm » Tue May 03, 2016 1:23 pm

He is busy fishing on it and forgot about us. :lol:
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Re: SK14

Post by carguy415 » Sun May 08, 2016 7:20 am

sorry guys. unfortunately i have no new updates. I ended up getting really busy with work.. and had a few other projects to take care of.. just have to glue the sole down and thats it other then sanding , and sanding, and sanding, and sanding, and sanding, and sanding... have to buy more buoyancy foam first not sure what happened... may have been to cold... or bad technique but my buoyancy foam did not expand enough. planned on waiting a bit till it was warmer in the basement dungeon. It seems to me that the foam adds a lot of structure to the floor. Or is the floor strong enough if the buoyancy foam does not go up to the level of the sole??

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Re: SK14

Post by jacquesmm » Sun May 08, 2016 12:12 pm

It is strong enough without the foam but all foam is better.
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Re: SK14

Post by carguy415 » Thu May 12, 2016 7:39 am

Just thinking ahead here but i have no idea how to paint a boat what is the best way and what are some good products to use?????? :doh:

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Re: SK14

Post by jacquesmm » Thu May 12, 2016 9:30 am

Almost any paint will work on epoxy.
If you want a good looking paint job, use our System Three primer and follow with the paint of your choice.
http://boatbuildercentral.com/proddetai ... _primer_qt

We sell different paints but for such a small boat, even a quart is too much.
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Re: SK14

Post by carguy415 » Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:08 pm

finally got to work on the boat again. work has been pretty busy lately, among other projects.

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Re: SK14

Post by mucduc » Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:01 pm

That looks great. I havent read over my plans in a while, but i dont recall the side walls being that thick. Did you add that? If so, what thickness are the walls? I'm a fan of it.

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