My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine Splashed 6/15!

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Re: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine

Post by johnstonjosh » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:42 pm

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Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:19 pm
I hope you are planning on glassing over that fir. While good stuff it does need glass on it to keep it from checking.
Your boat is looking good. I have noticed in some pictures there is a bronze tint to it :doh: sort of different looking but I like it :D
Yeah will be glassing the deck for abrasion reistance anyway. About the bronze...i was not around and the guy helping with the build decided to start fairing...he used the wood flour as the first coat! SMH. It eventually sanded down nice and cured really hard. I mean...it works but we have the fairing mix from the kit. Once it gets back to the fairing painting stage at least he wants to just use the mix for it. sanding down the woodflour was tough.



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Re: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine

Post by Fuzz » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:49 pm

Well from my stand point he was not all wrong. I have been using wood flour, sometimes with cabosil mixed in, for a first pass fairing compound. My thought is a tough layer at first to lessen the softer fairing compound later is a good thing.

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Re: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine

Post by johnstonjosh » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:23 pm

Entering the home stretch! Been getting a lot done but it doesnt look like it. Hit the stage where a lot of work doesnt look like much. All deck supports and sole supports are glued in, deck parts have been fitted and epoxied on the bottom, glassed on top, rub rails cut, and sole template is almost ready. Going to flip and finish the bottom, paint it, flip again and once thats done, it will just be a matter of installing the deck, foaming the hull and installing the sole. The trailer is waiting for the boat to go on!

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Re: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine

Post by Jeff » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:58 pm

Fast build!!!! Jeff

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Re: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine

Post by johnstonjosh » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:54 am

Right now the only things left are glueing down the deck, foaming the sole and installing it, and final fairing, primer and paint. Clocking in at just over 100 hrs. The next phase will definately take some time to make it all look nice.

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Re: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine

Post by johnstonjosh » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:41 pm

updating some pics.
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Re: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine

Post by Jeff » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:52 pm

That is some fast building!!! Looks nice!! Jeff

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Re: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine

Post by johnstonjosh » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:11 pm

Already debating my next build! I like the FS14 LS but the FS18 fills that niche. The Playak looks cool, but I would really like a Phantom 18. Thinking I could add a rack for the playak to the FS18 Trailer. would take a bit of engineering but would be able to tow and store them both together.

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Re: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine

Post by johnstonjosh » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:12 am

Painting tomorrow! Will post more pics soon. Should be set to flip and install the deck by tues. Estimating completion by April 8th. I need to get a motor but its hard finding a good pre owned 25hp long shaft tiller. I would love a new yamaha F25 or evinrude etec but cant afford it now. This was a fun, fast build! If the schedule holds it will have taken just over 4 1/2 months and under 150hrs to build.

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Re: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine

Post by johnstonjosh » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:41 pm

Getting there!

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