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Re: I'm New Here

Post by VT_Jeff » Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:21 pm

Welcome!

The fs14ls is my second boat, first was a 12' driftboat. The glassing of the seams and bottom is the first real challenge you'll run into, everything up till that point is fun and low-stress. Not difficult, but intimidating due to the cost of the materials and the fact that it's a single, continuous process, where up till then it's go-as-you-like. So plan that part very thoroughly, have additional hands available if possible. But I can assure you that if I got through it without the need to grind/repeat, anyone can.

Most definitely can be done as a first boat though and it sounds like you have a nice space to work in.

Are you upsizing? I got a PM from someone a while back looking to upsize and lost track of them.

Good luck,

jeff


There are only two seasons in Vermont: boating season, and boat-building season.

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Re: I'm New Here

Post by cape man » Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:43 pm

And pondering... you will need to master pondering.
The world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before - Neil Gaiman

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Re: I'm New Here

Post by VT_Jeff » Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:52 pm

cape man wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:43 pm
And pondering... you will need to master pondering.
Most Definitely! And Don't forget second guessing and mind-changing.
There are only two seasons in Vermont: boating season, and boat-building season.

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Re: I'm New Here

Post by Jaysen » Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:03 pm

Where does creative cursing fall on the skills list?
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Re: I'm New Here

Post by JD_TX » Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:31 pm

VT_Jeff wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:21 pm
Welcome!

Are you upsizing? I got a PM from someone a while back looking to upsize and lost track of them.

Good luck,

jeff
No I think I will stick to the plans for my first build. I will probably order the CNC cut kit too so that I have the best shot at success.

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Re: I'm New Here

Post by fallguy1000 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:26 am

cape man wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:43 pm
And pondering... you will need to master pondering.
Hmmm. How am I gonna wrap this thing with carbon fiber?

Must ponder. Spock, is Jim in an alien mind trance? No, he is just pondering the vastness of the universe.
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