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MY BUILD LOG OF MY LM18 RCLS

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:16 am
by Capt UB
OrangeQuest wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:01 am
Very exciting to see you start your LM18!! It looks like it will fit under the carport but do you have room to work on it? The Sand Piper looks so forgotten in the background. :cry:

I bought a flat bottom boat cover from Academy to cover the hull of the FS14 up when we went to Chicago and brought it back. I got the one with all the straps and it held up great. At times my spare driver was hitting 80MPH while I was trying to sleep. Point is you can tighten the straps down enough for the water to roll off it if it rains with no pooling. It was somewhere around < $70.00 :doh: I think

Thanks, will get one. I was going to build a tent with sides in the backyard, but thought better of it.

SandPiper is just fine. She will see water this weekend.

MY BUILD LOG OF MY LM18 RCLS

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:17 am
by Capt UB
Bogieman wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:23 am
Wow CaptUB you are ambitious!

OQ, I could use a form fitting tarp like that too. Early on it was a pain in the but to keep the water from pooling and sinking my tarp into the boat. I've got it figured out now.
Photos on what you did......

Re: Jan 6, the build begains....LM18

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:54 am
by Bogieman
Capt UB wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:17 am
Bogieman wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:23 am
Wow CaptUB you are ambitious!

OQ, I could use a form fitting tarp like that too. Early on it was a pain in the but to keep the water from pooling and sinking my tarp into the boat. I've got it figured out now.
Photos on what you did......
I inserted a 2x4 vertically into the slot in the keel trunk then put a plastic Tupperware bowl on top of the 2x4 (like a hat) to eliminate the sharp edge, then put the tarp on and strapped her down. Works great and it only cost me $20.

MY BUILD LOG OF MY LM18 RCLS

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:31 pm
by Capt UB
Strongback on roll around base done. Ready for stations setup in morning.
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Re: Jan 6, the build begains....LM18

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:10 pm
by Bogieman
Nice!

MY BUILD LOG OF MY LM18 RCLS

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:23 pm
by Capt UB
Bogieman wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:10 pm
Nice!
It's heavier then the finished boat!

Re: Jan 6, the build begains....LM18

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:13 pm
by Bogieman
Capt UB wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:23 pm
Bogieman wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:10 pm
Nice!
It's heavier then the finished boat!
I bet it is. That thing looks big!

MY BUILD LOG OF MY LM18 RCLS

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:26 pm
by Capt UB
Glued up transom pieces. The CnC transom comes with cutouts for the stringer and knees, just the inside piece. The transom outside top edge, was off.... More work for me later. I'll use my router to quickly fix that. Starting to cutout CnC stringer pieces to glue up today.
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MY BUILD LOG OF MY LM18 RCLS

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:30 pm
by Capt UB
OrangeQuest wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:01 am
Very exciting to see you start your LM18!! It looks like it will fit under the carport but do you have room to work on it? The Sand Piper looks so forgotten in the background. :cry:

I bought a flat bottom boat cover from Academy to cover the hull of the FS14 up when we went to Chicago and brought it back. I got the one with all the straps and it held up great. At times my spare driver was hitting 80MPH while I was trying to sleep. Point is you can tighten the straps down enough for the water to roll off it if it rains with no pooling. It was somewhere around < $70.00 :doh: I think
OQ
What model # is your cover for your FS14. I'm going to buy one this weekend, online or at the store.
Thanks, Bob.

Re: Jan 6, the build begains....LM18

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:00 pm
by OrangeQuest
Capt UB wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:30 pm
OrangeQuest wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:01 am
Very exciting to see you start your LM18!! It looks like it will fit under the carport but do you have room to work on it? The Sand Piper looks so forgotten in the background. :cry:

I bought a flat bottom boat cover from Academy to cover the hull of the FS14 up when we went to Chicago and brought it back. I got the one with all the straps and it held up great. At times my spare driver was hitting 80MPH while I was trying to sleep. Point is you can tighten the straps down enough for the water to roll off it if it rains with no pooling. It was somewhere around < $70.00 :doh: I think
OQ
What model # is your cover for your FS14. I'm going to buy one this weekend, online or at the store.
Thanks, Bob.
I don't have the box anymore but it says "B" on the cover. I thought I paid close to $70.00 for it but I found it online for less.
https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/marine ... atid=11182
This one is 150 denier marine-grade fabric but for closer to $80.00 you can get it with 300 denier.
We put the cheap one on before we left Chicago and like I said, at times was going 80mph with it. Once I got it to Houston I didn't see any rips or damage of any kind. I would keep it on the boat in the warehouse due to the inside of the boat was still bare wood and the warehouse would leaks on it when it rains. But since I have the hull (inside) coated with glass I don't put it back on.

I did put some foam on the bow to keep the sharp tip of the bow from poking through it. It has a very stiff bungee that runs through the bottom, I put a carabiner to hold the ends together and then just put it over the boat like a fitted sheet. Then clipped all the straps where they tighten on the same side. I ran the straps under the trailer tongue and bunks because the straps are really long. Once in Houston I cut off the extra and melted the ends so they wouldn't fray.

For keeping the water from pooling I tighten the back straps first and then starting at the front tighten each strap. Crank up the trailer so water runs off the back.