Franks SK14 from Japan

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Re: Franks SK14 from Japan

Post by NavyBuilder13 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:12 pm

Thanks for all the input I still haven’t made my mind up but I did pick up a nice barely used micro pole so pretty happy about that probably want get it installed back stateside in couple months. So still few more months till I can mark this one completed.
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Re: Franks SK14 from Japan

Post by Jeff » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:21 am

NavyBuilder13, Good to having you back home here in the US soon!! Jeff

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Re: Franks SK14 from Japan

Post by ChaisnTails » Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:47 pm

Hey NavyBuilder, do you have any more pictures of your completed hatch and/or hatch lid? Did you put a vertical lip around your lid or is just flat? Looks amazing!!!

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Re: Franks SK14 from Japan

Post by Castaway » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:06 pm

Frank,

How did you attach the rubrail and the extra wood you put atop the frame (for strength I assume)? Did you use epoxy between the pieces and clamp them, or some other type of glue? I'm building my first SK14 now and as such am still a noob. Looks great btw!

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Re: Franks SK14 from Japan

Post by Fuzz » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:12 pm

Hey Castaway welcome. Start a build thread and you will get lots of help :D

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Re: Franks SK14 from Japan

Post by Castaway » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:12 pm

Frank,

Another question similar to the last: How did you attach the framing for the storage compartment to the plywood above it? Once done, if you stand on that compartment, does it depress (bow down) at all? I'm wondering how you were able to cut out all of that space and still make it a walkable surface. Again, I'm new to all of this including the woodworking part.

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Re: Franks SK14 from Japan

Post by NavyBuilder13 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:26 pm

ChaisnTails wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:47 pm
Hey NavyBuilder, do you have any more pictures of your completed hatch and/or hatch lid? Did you put a vertical lip around your lid or is just flat? Looks amazing!!!
Well good to be back stateside been busy setting up new house and shop. I don’t seem to have taken any but I sure can snap some pictures this week.

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Re: Franks SK14 from Japan

Post by NavyBuilder13 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:28 pm

Castaway wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:06 pm
Frank,

How did you attach the rubrail and the extra wood you put atop the frame (for strength I assume)? Did you use epoxy between the pieces and clamp them, or some other type of glue? I'm building my first SK14 now and as such am still a noob. Looks great btw!

Thanks,

Castaway
Yes thickened epoxy for both, few screws to help run rails till it set off.

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Re: Franks SK14 from Japan

Post by NavyBuilder13 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:29 pm

Castaway wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:12 pm
Frank,

Another question similar to the last: How did you attach the framing for the storage compartment to the plywood above it? Once done, if you stand on that compartment, does it depress (bow down) at all? I'm wondering how you were able to cut out all of that space and still make it a walkable surface. Again, I'm new to all of this including the woodworking part.

Thanks,

Castaway
Thickened epoxy worked perfect and no it’s basically all structurally sound the boat noses over from my weight but I also don’t stand anywhere else other than where I added the supports.

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Re: Franks SK14 from Japan

Post by OrangeQuest » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:49 pm

Frank, it is great to hear you are state side! Hope you and the family made it safely back. Seems you was working on another boat before you left Japan? Can't wait to see more of your craftsmanship!
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