FS-18 - "Bare Bones"

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Re: Aripeka Angler's FS-18

Post by Aripeka Angler » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:12 pm

Still plugging away after work.
I have built my jig and I am in the process of cleaning up the stringers and lining everything up. I'm far from happy with the alignment but I'll get there. The Chinese birch molds were labeled in pencil d and e from the factory. Should they have been labeled c and d?

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The bow mold notch is bottomed out, I think I need to cut it deeper...

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Starting to read other FS18 threads for ideas, there are a bunch of nice ones under construction and completed.
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Completed boats...XF20 "Red Alert", Aripeka Angler's Strip Canoe, FS18 “Bare Bones”, GF12
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Re: Aripeka Angler's FS-18

Post by Jeff » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:16 pm

AA, I will ask Reid to get back to you tomorrow morning as I think he had to adjust the molds as well!! The build Looks really good fast though!! Jeff

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Re: Aripeka Angler's FS-18

Post by Larry B » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:35 am

Richard, Looking at how fast your moving it reminded me of a commercial I seen lately, so I changed it up for you :D

"It's not how fast you build a boat, It's how well you build a boat fast" :)

Looking good
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Re: Aripeka Angler's FS-18

Post by Reid » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:54 am

Aripeka Angler wrote:
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:12 pm
Still plugging away after work.
I have built my jig and I am in the process of cleaning up the stringers and lining everything up. I'm far from happy with the alignment but I'll get there. The Chinese birch molds were labeled in pencil d and e from the factory. Should they have been labeled c and d?

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The bow mold notch is bottomed out, I think I need to cut it deeper...


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Starting to read other FS18 threads for ideas, there are a bunch of nice ones under construction and completed.
AA, sorry about that. You are correct, they should be C and D. Looks good so far!! My only recommendation would be to raise up your strongback with some legs with castors on them. This will help you get underneath and aid in stitching. I also got a good tip from Seaslug, use painter's tape on the inside to cover all the seams. This way the fillets won't run thru at all and will save you a bunch of sanding time when you flip. Lastly, definitely notch out the bow mold and station A a little more so the bow mold sits flush with station A. We will make this change in the CNC kit for the future.
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Re: Aripeka Angler's FS-18

Post by Aripeka Angler » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:12 pm

Hi Reid, thanks for the reply :) The kit is working out great!
I've got wheels to go under the skids on the ends of the jig. I'll pick up the jig with the forklift when I get done fussing with the stations...
Richard
Completed boats...XF20 "Red Alert", Aripeka Angler's Strip Canoe, FS18 “Bare Bones”, GF12
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Re: Aripeka Angler's FS-18

Post by Aripeka Angler » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:30 pm

Larry B wrote:
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:35 am
Richard, Looking at how fast your moving it reminded me of a commercial I seen lately, so I changed it up for you :D

"It's not how fast you build a boat, It's how well you build a boat fast" :)

Looking good
I like that quote! It really is pertinent to this build.
I've got a deadline to meet with the completion of this boat-hopefully without sacrificing quality.

BTW,I was thinking about putting a pic of your boat in the spray rail thread if that's ok?
Great example of how they look when they are done right...
Richard
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 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:51 pm

BTW,I was thinking about putting a pic of your boat in the spray rail thread if that's ok?
Great example of how they look when they are done right...
Thats fine by me :D
I don't know how to put a youtube link in a post but if you would like here is the link for the spray rail in action too:
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=GhRi4ZEaSnA :)
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Re: Aripeka Angler's FS-18

Post by Fuzz » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:21 am

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I've got a deadline to meet with the completion of this boat-hopefully without sacrificing quality.
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Are you planning on bringing it as a carry on this summer? :D

Mighty nice work space you have there. Looks like you have plenty of tools for fab work :D

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Re: Aripeka Angler's FS-18

Post by Aripeka Angler » Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:23 pm

Got a little bit done this weekend on the boat. Got her all stitched together :D

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The bow protested a little but with a little gentle persuasion, I got it tightened up...

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Shot for this for type of alignment, was pretty happy with the results...

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Lastly, tacked it together...

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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 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:36 pm

Looking good Richard! Been wondering when we would see an update :D

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