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FS12 Build

Post by tech_support » Tue Nov 14, 2006 3:53 pm

Today we started an FS12. The parts were all pre-cut. This kit will soon be offered as a "boat in a box". All the parts will fit in a box that meets DHL standard shipping - makes shipping very easy :)

The kit is now for sale: http://www.boatplans-online.com/proddet ... d=FS12_CNC

Today we glued the butt blocks, made a strong back, and set up the molds/frames. Total time was less than 2 hours with 2 men.

For all the pictures visit the gallery....
http://gallery.bateau2.com/thumbnails.php?album=561

Here is link to this boat being built in "tutorial" format...

http://boatbuildercentral.com/howto/boa ... /index.php

Here are all the parts.....

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mixing glue and and putting together panels with buttblocks....

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Here we are putting together the molds/frames on the strongback..

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Post by TimF » Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:44 pm

Great set of photos - thanks Shine ! I look forward to the rest of the build. Must order epoxy for my FS14 and clear the remaining stuff out of my garage.

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Post by glcost » Tue Nov 14, 2006 7:40 pm

Looks like a good tutorial will be in the "box" too!

You show some nice details in the photos, like how the epoxy-woodflour glue consistancy looks and how you smeared it on the butt-block joint. All simple but invaluable stuff for builders.
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Post by tech_support » Tue Nov 14, 2006 8:23 pm

The kit will come with DVD :D It will be VERY detailed

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Post by dborecky » Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:52 am

Joel,

I am going to try to do that this weekend. I wish I would have had the kit for the FS14. That would have made life easier.

I see you did not glue the clamping boards to the transom prior to screwing to the strong back. Why? I already have my transom glued to the clamping boards and was wondering now if I messed up?????

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Post by tech_support » Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:23 am

dborecky wrote: I see you did not glue the clamping boards to the transom prior to screwing to the strong back. Why?
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No important reason, just makes it easier

NOTE: If you leave the clamping board off for this stage, you will need to compensate by making the strongback longer (by the thickness of the clamping board)

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Post by tech_support » Wed Nov 15, 2006 2:41 pm

Only a little more work today. The wind picked up with a front coming through, so work was short so that Robert could go wind surfing :|

The panels are all stitched up, tomorrow we "tack weld" the panels with the epoxy glue.

We used nails as spacers to keep a constant gap/angle between panels. You can use anything small and round. Work towards the bow, alternating sides while tightening up the stitches (don’t do one side, then the other). Dry wall screws are mainly used to hold the panels in place while stitches are put in. Use as few screws as possible. Here are just a few of today's pictures.....

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Post by baba101 » Wed Nov 15, 2006 2:56 pm

Thats a lot of stitches...compared to my FL14...

Great tutorial...by the way...really makes me want to build another one...

Are you going to be selling the DVD seperately....a download perhaps...? I would like a copy... :!:

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Post by mecreature » Wed Nov 15, 2006 4:45 pm

Keep the pics coming.. I have my work area cleared and getting ready to start my d-15 so this is good reinforcement..

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Post by Cracker Larry » Wed Nov 15, 2006 6:55 pm

Will you leave those spacer nails in there?
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