FS18 Straight Sheer, Round Chine

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Re: FS18 Straight Sheer, Round Chine

Post by Capt UB » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:00 am

Reid, she is looking great.

I saw the skeg, just wanted to know what it's made of?
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Re: FS18 Straight Sheer, Round Chine

Post by Reid » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:02 pm

Capt UB wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:00 am
Reid, she is looking great.

I saw the skeg, just wanted to know what it's made of?
Capt UB,
The skeg is a very high density foam. I couldn't even tell you what kind or manufacturer. We had this piece sitting around the shop and I thought it might work well. Turns out it did!

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Re: FS18 Straight Sheer, Round Chine

Post by Reid » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:10 pm

Sanded the rails that I sharpened up the other day. They came out really nice!!! I have to be careful now when I walk around the hull that I don't cut myself! :wink:
The photo is from the transom looking towards the bow on the starboard side. I did this on the transom edge and then up approx. 7 feet on each side.
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Re: FS18 Straight Sheer, Round Chine

Post by Eric1 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:12 pm

Reid, That looks nice! I would knock the edge off a little bit though.
I did on mine for two reasons. One, They paint better and two, I was concerned with cutting my line when a fish goes under the boat. :)

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Re: FS18 Straight Sheer, Round Chine

Post by TomW1 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:18 pm

Reid agree with Eric. Those sharp edges will not hold paint, round them over a little.

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Re: FS18 Straight Sheer, Round Chine

Post by fishgitr » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:32 pm

What did you use to build it up with? Fairing or peanut butter?

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Re: FS18 Straight Sheer, Round Chine

Post by Reid » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:35 pm

Thank you for the feedback guys! I will knock those edges down a little. Never thought of the fishing line issue, good call!!!

I used Quick Fair and then came back over it with some MarinEpoxy thickened with Silica.

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Re: FS18 Straight Sheer, Round Chine

Post by fishgitr » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:49 am

Reid wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:35 pm
Thank you for the feedback guys! I will knock those edges down a little. Never thought of the fishing line issue, good call!!!

I used Quick Fair and then came back over it with some MarinEpoxy thickened with Silica.

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The experts may weigh in on this, but I used blended filler and epoxy on my first build to build up the edges. when I flipped it over after paint, one of the edges kind of crushed in when I set it down on a piece of wood. On my second build I used wood flour and epoxy. It was much better in my opinion. I rub the edge on oyster bars all the time with no issues.

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Re: FS18 Straight Sheer, Round Chine

Post by topwater » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:43 am

Silica would have been even harder than wood flour . harder and smoother.
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