Steve's FS18

To help other builders, please list the boat you are building in the Thread Subject -- and to conserve space, please limit your posting to one thread per boat.

Please feel free to use the gallery to display multiple images of your progress.

User avatar
BB Sig
Very Active Poster
Very Active Poster
Posts: 1027
Joined: Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:20 am
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Contact:

Re: Steve's FS18

Post by BB Sig » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:33 pm

Nice work!

narfi
* Bateau Builder *
* Bateau Builder *
Posts: 1583
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:55 pm
Location: Bush Alaska

Re: Steve's FS18

Post by narfi » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:53 pm

Looking great!

Dutch1
Active Poster
Active Poster
Posts: 415
Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:08 am
Location: Tallahassee, FL

Re: Steve's FS18

Post by Dutch1 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:36 pm

Thanks Jeff, BB, and Narfi! It's been fun!

K2FS18
* Bateau Builder *
* Bateau Builder *
Posts: 229
Joined: Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:38 pm
Location: CenTex

Re: Steve's FS18

Post by K2FS18 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:45 pm

Looking great!! So close to being complete.

Dutch1
Active Poster
Active Poster
Posts: 415
Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:08 am
Location: Tallahassee, FL

Re: Steve's FS18

Post by Dutch1 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:30 pm

K2FS18 wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:45 pm
Looking great!! So close to being complete.
Thanks man! I only have the front deck to glue down left. I got my trolling motor quick release Monday and waited to see how I wanted to mount it on the front before I glued anything up front. Once it's down, I'll get my hatches completed. BTW, I FAILED in following how you did your drip line. It was too hot and kicked before I could shape it. Ended up sanding it all off. I'm going to use small strips of 1/4 ply.

Then fiberglass the decks, fair, then fair some more, then more, and paint. I'm going to put some non-skid down. I'm on the home stretch now...

Thanks for checking in!

Steve

Jeff
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 6307
Joined: Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:17 pm
Location: Vero Beach

Re: Steve's FS18

Post by Jeff » Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:41 am

Almost done Steve!!!!! Hope your grandfather is well!! Jeff

Dutch1
Active Poster
Active Poster
Posts: 415
Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:08 am
Location: Tallahassee, FL

Re: Steve's FS18

Post by Dutch1 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:49 am

Yep, almost done but can't work on it today. Too many other things that need my attention. Grandad is well. We're going to work on it again tomorrow afternoon.

Dutch1
Active Poster
Active Poster
Posts: 415
Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:08 am
Location: Tallahassee, FL

Re: Steve's FS18

Post by Dutch1 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:17 pm

Time for some updates. I've been working on it as I can. We got a lot done over the Thanksgiving weekend but hardly anything around Christmas. Just too much going on. Everything is primed and I'm waiting on some decent warmer weather so I can paint it with the Awlgrip paint. Here's some pics of the progress..

Here's the installed panel. I ended up finding some plastic spacers from Ace that I am using instead of the wood ones in the pic under the wing nuts.
Image

I taped up inside where epoxy might squish out. Then while the epoxy is still pliable, I pull the tape and have a nice clean edge underneath. Sure some tape gets caught but not much. It's time consuming though..
Image

We also picked up two new blue heelers to replace Rosie who passed last December. It's like having two pups on steriods. I love the breed. It's like having babies again...
Image

This is a rough up of what's up front for the trolling motor. I plan on going flounder gigging so I installed a 12v plug for lights. The only thing I'm not sure about right now is how I'll pass the NMEA cable through here but I'll worry about that when I buy the trolling motor.
Image

More updates soon..

fallguy1000
Very Active Poster
Very Active Poster
Posts: 5080
Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:25 am

Re: Steve's FS18

Post by fallguy1000 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:49 pm

Nice work on the panel.
My boat build is here -------->

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=62495

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: danieloldhouse and 1 guest