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Re: First Time Build - SK14

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:45 pm
by piperdown
Your mix does look a little runny. Just a bit thicker would be better.
Did you also place the thickened epoxy on the outside of the seam, especially at the bow? If not, some added on the outside of the seam will help.

Personally, I didn't cut any stitching until at least 24hrs. I made sure it was hard by trying to scratch it with my thumbnail first after the 24 hour mark.
Also, if the weather is cooler epoxy will take longer to cure.

Re: First Time Build - SK14

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:29 pm
by jasonmckavanagh
Capt UB wrote:
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?
Hi Im new too and just about to start to build, with 3 parts to the transom, can I buy just an 18 mm piece of ply instead of sticking 3 pieces together.

Re: First Time Build - SK14

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:07 am
by Capt UB
jasonmckavanagh wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:29 pm
Capt UB wrote:
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?
Hi Im new too and just about to start to build, with 3 parts to the transom, can I buy just an 18 mm piece of ply instead of sticking 3 pieces together.


I'm going to say yes, but you would have to buy a 18 mm 4x8 sheet of marine plywood and have waste $$$. The main reason for the smaller 3/8 is that's what most of the boat is built with.... cheaper and less waste.

There maybe other reasons, others will let you know.