FS-18 - "Bare Bones"

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Re: Aripeka Angler's FS-18

Post by Browndog » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:25 pm

Looks good. I believe the hardest part about any boat building project is starting it! Way to go. Looking forward to seeing your build. Next time you come to Savannah, let me know. I live 40 miles south of Savannah, 7 miles east of Hwy 95. Would love to meet some other boat builders. Glad to take you fishing too.



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Re: Aripeka Angler's FS-18

Post by Jeff » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:53 pm

AA, the build is started!! I must admit, the freight service has been really quick so this year!! Jeff

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Re: Aripeka Angler's FS-18

Post by Aripeka Angler » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:13 pm

Jeff wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:53 pm
AA, the build is started!! I must admit, the freight service has been really quick so this year!! Jeff
Yes, no complaints. You guys kicked butt.
The shipper was great, they delivered the product in perfect condition!
The kit was delivered less in less than 7 days after the order...
Richard
Completed boats...XF20 "Red Alert", Aripeka Angler's Strip Canoe, FS18 “Bare Bones”, GF12
Currently building...PY12 Kayak
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Re: Aripeka Angler's FS-18

Post by Aripeka Angler » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:19 pm

Browndog wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:25 pm
Looks good. I believe the hardest part about any boat building project is starting it! Way to go. Looking forward to seeing your build. Next time you come to Savannah, let me know. I live 40 miles south of Savannah, 7 miles east of Hwy 95. Would love to meet some other boat builders. Glad to take you fishing too.
I just passed your home town a couple of days ago, next time I head up that way I'll give you a holler.
I love the low country, thanks for the offer of a fishing trip :D
Richard
Completed boats...XF20 "Red Alert", Aripeka Angler's Strip Canoe, FS18 “Bare Bones”, GF12
Currently building...PY12 Kayak
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Re: Aripeka Angler's FS-18

Post by Aripeka Angler » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:14 pm

I got a little bit of work done this evening.

After a couple of hours of de-fuzzing cnc cut parts, I glued up the transom...


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I also was able to glue up the stringers and hull panels...


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I should be able to start stitching her together very soon :)
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Completed boats...XF20 "Red Alert", Aripeka Angler's Strip Canoe, FS18 “Bare Bones”, GF12
Currently building...PY12 Kayak
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Re: Aripeka Angler's FS-18

Post by Fuzz » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:12 pm

Dang man, at this rate you will be fairing by the end of the weekend :wink:

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Re: Aripeka Angler's FS-18

Post by Aripeka Angler » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:12 am

Fuzz, probably not quite that fast.
I've got about 4 home projects going as well as feeding cattle. It really hasn't rained here in almost 3 months. There is a small swatch of central Florida is literally burning up.

Here is a product one of my guys at work has been using, he swears by the stuff. He has been remodeling an old house and has been working around fiberglass for a few weeks. He has super sensitive skin and says this product is the cat's meow. I'm going to give it a try when I start glassing...
http://diversifiedcompoundedproducts.co ... r_mano.asp

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Completed boats...XF20 "Red Alert", Aripeka Angler's Strip Canoe, FS18 “Bare Bones”, GF12
Currently building...PY12 Kayak
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Bare Bones build thread...
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Re: Aripeka Angler's FS-18

Post by Larry B » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:01 am

Richard, that MAN-O looks like some great stuff. Thanks for the link, think I'm going to try some as I'm always working on my truck and other projects.
Your moving fast on your build, looks like the kit is a real time saver :D
I'll be watching along with the others.
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Completed: FL14, OD18

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Re: Aripeka Angler's FS-18

Post by Aripeka Angler » Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:33 pm

Great to hear from you Larry :D
Someone posted a question the other day about spray rails and it got me to thinking about Old Yeller. Do you still have the boat? It was a beautiful build 8)
Richard
Completed boats...XF20 "Red Alert", Aripeka Angler's Strip Canoe, FS18 “Bare Bones”, GF12
Currently building...PY12 Kayak
If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water. - Loren Eiseley
Bare Bones build thread...
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Re: Aripeka Angler's FS-18

Post by Larry B » Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:48 pm

Aripeka Angler wrote:
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:33 pm
Great to hear from you Larry :D
Someone posted a question the other day about spray rails and it got me to thinking about Old Yeller. Do you still have the boat? It was a beautiful build 8)
Richard, Yes I still have Arizona Sunset :D Don't get out as much as I use to but still get out. Boat is doing great, when I wash her up I still gets lots of compliments at the ramp :D People just can't believe the boat was hand built. I've since put a trolling motor and Bimini top on her.
Completed: FL14, OD18

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