FS 19 build

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Re: FS 19 build

Post by topwater » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:08 am

Make sure it's not a bottom panel instead of a side panel .


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Re: FS 19 build

Post by jacquesmm » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:07 pm

No, it is correct. I think our CNC programmer got a little enthusiastic and put stitches along every edge.
I told him to leave them in the cutting file in case the builder wants to use temporary screws to attach the rubrail.
Your panel is correct.
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Re: FS 19 build

Post by Browndog » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:22 pm

Got the second side panel glued up and the rest of the pieces cut out from the sheets. Had some time this morning so got a lot done. All the frames, the console, motor well sides, sole, casting deck. Everything is now cut out that came in the kit. Will probably glue up the stringers this evening. Thanks for clarification on the stitching holes on the sheer side of the side panels Jacques.

Some pictures from yesterday.
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Hope to get the molds on to the strongback later in the week.

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Re: FS 19 build

Post by Jeff » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:09 pm

Nice progress Browndog!! Jeff

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Re: FS 19 build

Post by Browndog » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:33 am

Thanks Jeff. Got the stringers glued up. Used dowels again to help keep things aligned.

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Re: FS 19 build

Post by Browndog » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:57 pm

Glued the motorwell sides to the outsides of the stringers tonight.

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Seems like the Hardener for the Gel Magic is nearly gone, but I still have half a tub of the Resin. Not sure why because I've been measuring very carefully 2:1 Resin:Harrdener. I may need to order some more Hardener, or some wood flour to make adhesive.

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Re: FS 19 build

Post by Browndog » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:51 pm

Got half of the molds attached to the strongback. Will get the rest done in the morning. I need to notch the bow mold to fit due to the enclosed deck and frame of the strongback, will do that tomorrow too.

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Re: FS 19 build

Post by Browndog » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:05 am

Got the molds installed on the strongback and the stringers fit to the molds. Had to do some notch finessing to get everything to lay fair. Also cut out a notch from the bow mold so it would fit. Starting to look like something!

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Re: FS 19 build

Post by jacquesmm » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:14 pm

It looks good.

We cut the notches with between 1/16 and 1/8" clearance total, depending on the size of the boat but the MDF shrink and expands a little bit with humidity and that may require some adjustments.

Why did you cut a notch for the bow mold? It is supposed to butt against the first mold, fastened with a temporary cleat.
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Re: FS 19 build

Post by Browndog » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:08 pm

Thanks Jacques. I cut out a small section on the bottom of the bow mold, because it was longer than Frame A, and since I boxed in my strongback it was not able to fit unless I notched the strongback or altered the bow mold. The pictures below show what I mean. They also show the cleats that I used to support everything.

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Getting real excited now. Putting on the panels are next!

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