Bob's FS18

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Re: Bob's FS18

Post by Jaysen » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:24 pm

toadfish wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:18 pm
The "skeg" trial fit. Not drinking beer on Monday night!
Why not? You won’t be drinking alone as long as I’m still breath!


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Re: Bob's FS18

Post by Reid » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:40 am

Bob,

The hull is coming along really well! Nice clean work!!! I agree with Jaysen, but finish the Skeg then go on to the Keg!

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Re: Bob's FS18

Post by toadfish » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:18 pm

It's been pretty hot in Savannah this summer. Block sanding the hull has definitely required a post-game beverage or two!

On the way back from an Everglades fishing trip in April, I made a quick stop off of the Florida Turnpike to visit Boat Builder Central for supplies (thanks Jeff and Reid!). One of the things I picked up was a 6mm Okume sheet, CNC cut for the FS 18 rubrail. I saw this on Reid’s build thread and they were generous enough to cut one for me too.

Multiple pieces of the rail ready to be laminated. I taped the hull to keep it free of glue "squish." The tape line also shows another one of my goofs. Screws were used to temporarily position the side panel when it was bonded to the transom. Thought they were backed out enough to prevent a low spot, but should have triple checked. More fairing later

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Re: Bob's FS18

Post by toadfish » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:59 pm

Still trying to catch up to current progress. Didn't get much done in May due to trips for work. Since then, a ton of fairing.

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I used epoxy mixed with chopped fibers to sharpen the rail edges.

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Re: Bob's FS18

Post by Aripeka Angler » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:08 pm

Very nice work!! 8)
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Re: Bob's FS18

Post by toadfish » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:42 pm

Sanded after the first coat of primer.

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A very pesky transom fly...

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Transition from the sharp to rounded rail is made about seven feet from the transom

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Fuzz was right, ended up needing bracing on the middle set of legs

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Re: Bob's FS18

Post by Jeff » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:19 pm

Really nice progress toadfish!! Jeff

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Re: Bob's FS18

Post by Dutch1 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:15 am

Man you are scaring me rolling that thing around on just 2x4's. I just had to fix a strongback leg where it finally worked loose where a leg attaches to my strongback from me pushing it in and out of the garage so much. That thing is very light right now. It won't stay that way.

Believe me you don't want to see your hull laying on the ground. I had a wheel catch on something one time and when I pushed to move it the whole thing started to fall over. I was able to slow the fall but it still landed on the rub rail. Thankfully I was at the point you are now so it was nothing to pick the whole thing back up and correct everything. I ended up with a small dent in the rub rail and that was all. If it fell over now, every neighbor around me would hear it.

The boat is looking great!!

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Re: Bob's FS18

Post by toadfish » Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:43 pm

The legs are scaring me a bit too, so I'll be overhauling them when I flip the hull, which I hope will be soon. These photos are almost up to date with actual progress. I was super pleased with how things looked after the second coat of primer.

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I used a 3M dry guide coat to hand block the entire hull. It turns out that this probably should have done after the first coat of primer, since the hull was not nearly as fair as I thought.

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Ready for the third coat of primer.

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Re: Bob's FS18

Post by Bogieman » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:19 pm

Nice!

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