fs14_ls in the midwest

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fs14_ls in the midwest

Post by Jeromesfs14ls » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:56 pm

I Feel in love with the low sheer skiffs while searching for a boat to fly fish from. I started my build a few months back, with work and vacations along with my sons comp baseball it has been slow but getting closer each day. I did make a change to the cockpit size sewing as I wanted a little more room for my gear and what not.
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Re: fs14_ls in the midwest

Post by Jeff » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:17 am

Jeromesfs14ls, nice to see your progress!! The FS14 LS is a great skiff as I have the one that SeaSlug built in late 2016 - early 2017 here at the shop!! We use it at boat shows to show how well built our designs are!! And yes, I am sure you will enjoy fishing from it!! Jeff

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Re: fs14_ls in the midwest

Post by Jeromesfs14ls » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:43 am

That skiff is amazing, after I saw the build of it and outcome. I am always going and reviewing his build if I have any questions or getting a lack of motivation.

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Re: fs14_ls in the midwest

Post by Bogieman » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:49 pm

Jeromesfs14ls wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:43 am
That skiff is amazing, after I saw the build of it and outcome. I am always going and reviewing his build if I have any questions or getting a lack of motivation.
Way to go. She's looking like a real boat. The forum is a great place with lots of good people and good information. Good luck as you move forward.

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Re: fs14_ls in the midwest

Post by poleposition » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:08 am

Your build looks great. What species of wood are you using as the transom looks different than the hull ( ?? )

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Re: fs14_ls in the midwest

Post by Jeromesfs14ls » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:03 am

It’s all exterior grade ply. Here in the Midwest finding marine grade ply is a joke and I didn’t want to pay for shipping due to keeping cost down. The boat will be stored in my Hagar and only see water a dozen or so times a year. Should last long enough me.

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Re: fs14_ls in the midwest

Post by Fuzz » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:13 pm

Totally understand your choice of plywood. I will say if you get a bad case of BBV and ever want to build something bigger give Jeff and Reid a chance to give you a shipment quote. They shipped stuff to Narfi and me and I was amazed at how reasonable the cost was.

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Re: fs14_ls in the midwest

Post by Jeromesfs14ls » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:53 pm

I will keep that in mind, speaking of next build I am already wanting to build an 18 foot skiff next. But not until I get some enjoyment in use from this one.

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Re: fs14_ls in the midwest

Post by Jeromesfs14ls » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:50 pm

So I tried a few different ways to build my hatch and gutter, not saying one is better or not but they work for me. Only one left.
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Re: fs14_ls in the midwest

Post by pee wee » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:33 am

Nice job, those look great! You say you tried a few different ways, what other ways did you try?

Will you be adding a seal between the hatch and lip?
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