JonnyMac's FS13

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JonnyMac's FS13

Post by jonnymac » Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:20 pm

Hi. My name is Jonny Mac and I want to build a boat. I really want to build a larger boat like a DE25 or GT27 or maybe a future not designed boat. But I figured a small boat would be a good choice to get used to working with a the materials and trying to make it look good. I'm temporarily located to the New Hampshire coast for the next year, and I thought it would be great to have a light boat, I can put on my truck and take different places. And fish off if I want. I almost bought a CNC paddleboard kit when as I was checking out I remembered an old thread mentioning a similar project here. So I bought the FS13 plans and here I am. I'm not quite ready to start building, so I went to my local maker space and used the laser cutter to cut out the parts. And build this model. It's not pretty, but it works. :D
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Re: JonnyMac's FS13

Post by fallguy1000 » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:27 am

Good luck. Neat model. Can't wait to see your build.
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Re: JonnyMac's FS13

Post by Fair WX Pilot » Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:53 am

Welcome to the group. Another boat built in New Hampshire is a great thing. There’s a few of us building here in New England and a good few completed excellent examples of what you can achieve. Do you have somewhere warm to work?
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Re: JonnyMac's FS13

Post by jonnymac » Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:40 am

Fair WX Pilot wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:53 am
Welcome to the group. Another boat built in New Hampshire is a great thing. There’s a few of us building here in New England and a good few completed excellent examples of what you can achieve. Do you have somewhere warm to work?
The maker space near me has some floor area you rent, so I'm working out what size area I need and how I would set it up. It's a heated space at the back of the building past where all the different workshops are. So thankfully I have a comfortable area. They couldn't really tell me what the temperature of that area is though just that it was warm. so when I get closer to the epoxy/paint stuff I'll bring a logging thermometer and see if I need to build a plastic tent for the critical steps.

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Re: JonnyMac's FS13

Post by Fair WX Pilot » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:08 am

jonnymac wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:40 am
Fair WX Pilot wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:53 am
Welcome to the group. Another boat built in New Hampshire is a great thing. There’s a few of us building here in New England and a good few completed excellent examples of what you can achieve. Do you have somewhere warm to work?
The maker space near me has some floor area you rent, so I'm working out what size area I need and how I would set it up. It's a heated space at the back of the building past where all the different workshops are. So thankfully I have a comfortable area. They couldn't really tell me what the temperature of that area is though just that it was warm. so when I get closer to the epoxy/paint stuff I'll bring a logging thermometer and see if I need to build a plastic tent for the critical steps.
Sounds great, very envious of the amount of room you may have. With the exception of paint I haven’t found the need to critically control temperature. Things just cure a little slower or a little faster depending on how warm you keep it(within reason). I prefer slower as it gives me more time to work. A tent or covering would be great to protect everything from all the dust you’re about to make. May stop the others in the building getting upset.
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Re: JonnyMac's FS13

Post by BB Sig » Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:10 pm

We need another FS13 builder. The SK14's have been out pacing me ... :oops:

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