My FL 14

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My FL 14

Post by WHP » Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:54 am

I got the plans a few weeks back and started building my FL 14.I just gave the bottom of the hull a coat of epoxy .Do i have to sand it before putting the fibreglass sheet over the hull? i, not building a skeg ,just some rails to help protect the bottom of the hull. What size( if possible in metric) should the rails ( don't know if rails is the correct word for it) be and how many should there be? Are the going the whole length of the bottom?



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Re: My FL 14

Post by WHP » Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:36 pm

I found in the plans the size for the rails . I did already a lot on the boat put some pictures in an album. Have a lot of sanding to do

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Re: My FL 14

Post by jacquesmm » Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:18 pm

I call them runners but the name does not matter.
Exact size does not matter either: about 25 mm square.
You need either a skeg or runners for tracking: you can't row straight in string winds without them.
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Re: My FL 14

Post by WHP » Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:49 pm

If all goes correct i have it n the water by end of Jan or beginning Feb. Still working on a name :D
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Re: My FL 14

Post by Jeff » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:04 pm

Nice WHP!!! Is this the first pictures of your build?? Jeff

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Re: My FL 14

Post by WHP » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:43 pm

Jeff there are some more pictures in the Gallery . :D Peter

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Re: My FL 14

Post by Jeff » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:06 pm

Ok and thanks WHP!! Jeff

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Re: My FL 14

Post by WHP » Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:36 pm

Gunwale on both sides is done sanded it . Set a smal board in to the bow to store the ancker, chain and rope. Next I drill holes for cleats and rod holders so I can seal the holes .
I,m brushing the whole boat with epoxy , do I still need a paint primer( undercoat ).

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Re: My FL 14

Post by Browndog » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:41 pm

Looks real good. Congratulations and keep it up.

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Re: My FL 14

Post by Jeff » Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:37 pm

WHP, looking really nice!! Very good gallery!! Jeff

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