First Time Build - SK14

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First Time Build - SK14

Post by bookem » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:21 am

Hey y’all - just started my first build and it didn’t take me long to run into my first challenge.

I purchased the kit and have everything cut and starting to stitch together with zip ties. Pics to come soon... just have to figure out how to post them first.

I’m to the point where I’m trying to zip tie the front nose and just can’t get the nose to come together with pretty large gaps. Any advice on how you guys have been able to effectively hold the nose together so I can epoxy?

Also- the kit comes with three identical transom pieces. I’m assuming that those are to be glued together to make one thicker transom piece - is that correct.

I will post the pic shortly. Looking forward to having some fun with this build and will try to keep updates coming.

Thanks!



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Re: First Time Build - SK14

Post by jacquesmm » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:58 am

Start stitching from the stern, leave stitches loose (1") and progress towards the bow.
Tighten the bow and go back towards the transom tightening the stitches.
A 1/4 gap at the bow is fine.
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Re: First Time Build - SK14

Post by bookem » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:04 pm

Ok got it. Looks like I got a little too eager. I will undo the stitching and try again. Thanks.

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Re: First Time Build - SK14

Post by BB Sig » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:23 pm

Welcome to the club. :D Now we need pictures! :lol:

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Re: First Time Build - SK14

Post by OrangeQuest » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:02 pm

Welcome to the forum!!

Since you will be waiting for epoxy to cure you check always double check your plans on what is next. Also check out other builders threads on how they did things. They are full of tips and tricks that make building easier.

Good luck and have fun,
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Re: First Time Build - SK14

Post by bookem » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:57 pm

Thanks guys - good to have such a helpful group.

One thing I can’t find in the instructions or on the forum is dealing with the transom. I have three identical pieces from the kit. I’m assuming that these three are glued together to make a thicker more sturdy transom. Is that correct?

Thanks again guys - I will try to get some pictures going soon.

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Re: First Time Build - SK14

Post by Capt UB » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:00 pm

Welcome...

I used a nail in the seam next to the wire tie.

I would take a break and read the HOW TO's..

http://bateau2.com/howto-index.php

Also, check out some finished SK14 builds here,

app.php/page/build-threads
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Re: First Time Build - SK14

Post by Capt UB » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:03 pm

bookem wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:57 pm
Thanks guys - good to have such a helpful group.

One thing I can’t find in the instructions or on the forum is dealing with the transom. I have three identical pieces from the kit. I’m assuming that these three are glued together to make a thicker more sturdy transom. Is that correct?

Thanks again guys - I will try to get some pictures going soon.

The plans should tell you, but yes they get glued together. What epoxy are you using?
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Re: First Time Build - SK14

Post by bookem » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:12 pm

Using the MarinEpoxy.

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Re: First Time Build - SK14

Post by Capt UB » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:15 pm

bookem wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:12 pm
Using the MarinEpoxy.

BBC's MarinEpoxy is great stuff, I only use the slow hardener. Just works for me!

Have you looked at the Build Threads on the SK14? Great information there...
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