Franks SK14 from Japan

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Re: Franks SK14 from Japan

Post by cape man » Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:38 am

Awesome! What fun! You gotta be proud!


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Re: Franks SK14 from Japan

Post by OrangeQuest » Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:50 am

Looks like it was a little rough and the boat did great! Have you thought about a grab bar for when you are at the helm?
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Re: Franks SK14 from Japan

Post by nathan » Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:54 am

Congrats! Very nice SK14.

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Re: Franks SK14 from Japan

Post by NavyBuilder13 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:30 pm

Jeff wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:22 am
Dougster, I agree as I want to compare results to SeaSlug's SK14 with the 6HP Mercury!! Jeff
I dont know if the 8.5% up scale or if I put 100 lbs of paint on her but I could only muster 13 mph in the chop. Boat is 56.5 inches wide at the outside of gunnels and 15'7 long. Feels like about 300 lbs when me and my buddy pick it up. We are both 240 ish btw.. Im super happy with the ride, I need to get a little better at the helm at low speeds around the dock though. Winter is almost here my plans are to clean her up nice and sand the whole boat and touch up some areas that bug me before I put her down for the winter.
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Looks like it was a little rough and the boat did great! Have you thought about a grab bar for when you are at the helm?
Yes I contacted Jeff about shipping and unfortunately it will have to wait till i get back stateside next summer.
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Re: Franks SK14 from Japan

Post by NavyBuilder13 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:55 am

Started my paddle today. Oh and my 3500 slammer 3 came in today, had to send the spinfisher v 4500 in for service.
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Re: Franks SK14 from Japan

Post by Farris » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:18 pm

Awesome build! How does the boat handle with the larger hull? How stable is it? I'm starting a SK14 at 10% scaled up soon, that's why I ask. I'm hoping to fit a Suzuki 9.9 so hopefully I can maintain planning speed with the larger/heavier hull. Anything near 20 mph would suit me just fine. Again, awesome build!

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Re: Franks SK14 from Japan

Post by NavyBuilder13 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:01 am

Farris wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:18 pm
Awesome build! How does the boat handle with the larger hull? How stable is it? I'm starting a SK14 at 10% scaled up soon, that's why I ask. I'm hoping to fit a Suzuki 9.9 so hopefully I can maintain planning speed with the larger/heavier hull. Anything near 20 mph would suit me just fine. Again, awesome build!
Only the pics on page 10 sitting in water.

The boat handled awesome and felt stable at all times when moving, sitting still it takes just a bit of getting use too nothing like a kayak or paddle board but you still have to pay attention at first. This is my first small craft and I feel ok only two times out, it would be nice to have a grab bar to catch your self or lean against however it’s ok without. At 10% scale up I might would look at the FS18 and benefit from all aspects, looking back that might have been the better deal for me, either way you can’t move this one by your self without a cart or trailer takes two grown men especially scaled up like mine. I want to complete this one 💯 and learn a lot more while using it while I build my next bigger boat. I constantly look at the FS19 or the panga 22 and 25 but will see.


Anyway more paddle work today cleaned it up on jointer and knocked the sides down with router and glued up blade and handle.
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Re: Franks SK14 from Japan

Post by NavyBuilder13 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:03 am

Good call on the 9.9 though hindsight I might would have done the 8hp with fuel cell as well.

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Re: Franks SK14 from Japan

Post by NavyBuilder13 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:59 am

More paddle work today got the rough shape of the blade and handle going, it’s a little tall but I hope that helps from the casting deck or cooler.
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Re: Franks SK14 from Japan

Post by OrangeQuest » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:41 am

Great looking paddle !!
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