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Re: FS 17 Build

Post by Cracker Larry » Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:29 am

I don't think that transom is mounted correctly- bottom of transom should line up with bottom of stringers. Looking good, though, nice and neat work.
I was going to say the same thing :doh:


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Re: FS 17 Build

Post by remedy32 » Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:01 am

I don't think that transom is mounted correctly
Transom should be positioned against the angled cut of the stringback. Stringers butt against the transom flush with the bottom. The actual transom angle is controlled by 2 pieces (motor well sides) that run fore-aft between the transom and front of the motor well bulkhead. Take a careful look at the build notes and you'll see what we mean.

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Re: FS 17 Build

Post by Parkrat » Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:22 am

I don't have the transom mounted yet. I just have it sitting up there to keep it out of the way. Garage is getting a little cramped! Don't worry.. I'm not going to deviate from the original design. :lol:

Haven't cut the motorwell sides.

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Re: FS 17 Build

Post by remedy32 » Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:09 pm

You see how much we care about our fellow builders 8)

Think the garage is crowded now....just wait a bit!

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Re: FS 17 Build

Post by Parkrat » Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:55 pm

I do appreciate all the replies. I can be absentminded sometimes so the replies help. :lol:

I'm sure the garage will get worse. Once I get to the sanding part dust will be everywhere... not sure I can handle everything dusty. :| ..

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Re: FS 17 Build

Post by Parkrat » Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:03 pm

I have a question. I measured out the bottom panel and towards to bow end it seems to dip in a little. I verified all my measurements several times. Does this look correct?

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Re: FS 17 Build

Post by jacquesmm » Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:41 pm

Dont' cut, it does not look right.
Wait until tomorrow AM, I'll check in the office.
What is the offset (dimension) for that point?
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Re: FS 17 Build

Post by Parkrat » Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:42 pm

1 1/2" and 16 3/4"

Thanks. Really appreciate it. I'll go out and measure everything again later, but that's the only odd spot.


Would it be wise to stack the plywood and cut 2 pieces at once?

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Re: FS 17 Build

Post by Cracker Larry » Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:39 am

Would it be wise to stack the plywood and cut 2 pieces at once?
Absolutely. That will insure that both sides are identical, and both bottom panels. I always stack duplicate parts and cut as one. This way you only have to mark the layout lines on one panel also.
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Re: FS 17 Build

Post by jacquesmm » Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:08 pm

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Here is a picture of the panel drawing.
It does not look exactly like the plans because I rebuilt it to check.
Everything matches what you have.
As you can see, it is fair.
Could it be that you use additive dimensions like 1-1/2 PLUS 16-3/4?
That is not correct.
All dimensions are taken from the same baseline.
Using the same points, you first measure 1-1/2 form the edge of the plywood, mark the point and then measure 16-3/4 again form the edge of the plywood and mark the point.
Check your measurements and if necessary, fair the line. Fairness first.
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