My FL 14

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Re: My FL 14

Post by 94'325is » Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:23 pm

I don't understand your question, can you rephrase it?

As far as the drain hole, I would add one. Originally I didn't have one but I ended up adding it later, sponging became too much of a hassle.

I really like your areas, it looks perfect for this boat!



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Re: My FL 14

Post by WHP » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:56 pm

On the bottom I'm not installing a skeg . Installing runners.( I called them rails)
I will install a drain hole . I don't like sanding must be the worst I job :(

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Re: My FL 14

Post by WHP » Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:28 pm

How thick had the fairing to be when its finished. as thin as possible ?
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Re: My FL 14

Post by 94'325is » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:12 am

The fairing compound needs to be just thick enough to fill the lows. The high spots don't need any fairing compound.

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Re: My FL 14

Post by WHP » Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:30 pm

Fairing done ,doesn't look much but feels flat . got the rails on . Take the weights of today clean up around the rails and coat them with epoxy to make them stronger and waterproof. Should i give it two coats epoxy ? Got the paint ( Norglass ) at home .Undercoat . Dark blue and white for the hull , gray for inseide . Do i need a sealer over the whole paint job?

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Re: My FL 14

Post by WHP » Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:38 pm

I added drainage holes to every seat and transom ,cut into the bow seat and made a storage area. Tomorrow i start painting undercoat.

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Re: My FL 14

Post by WHP » Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:26 pm

I finished today my undercoat /Primer .Norglass Shipshape 2 part epoxy coating. Had to use some thinner applied it with brush and roller and it sets fast without thinner. With the primer on you can see every bump where the fairing wasn't good enough, but that part is in the water. Let it stay for a two days and start with the top coat.
The puzzle is coming together , going to look on a trailer tomorrow .Used $480- ,have to register the boat and the trailer.
Hope to launch in 10 days.
Got a question , do you have to coat the screws and bolts so the drill holes are protected from water entering. I brushed as good as i could epoxy in but there is always the chance. :)
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Re: My FL 14

Post by Jeff » Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:37 pm

Nice work WHP!! Jeff

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Re: My FL 14

Post by WHP » Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:51 pm

For inside bottom can I add a bit sand to the last layer of paint to make it non slip or do i have to buy some special stuff :help:

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Re: My FL 14

Post by Lon » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:28 am

Some say sand can be abrasive to bare feet and bikini bottoms. Probably should experiment with sand density or thickness first.
I bought a small package cheap at Home Depot of a rubber granular additive for painted exterior stairways. Works good.
I can't find anything on this site.
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