FL14- first project

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Post by Steve_MA » Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:03 pm

I agree with Ernie too. I build an FL14 from exterior ply to save a couple hundred initial outlay, but I will use something better next time. Mine didnt come out like a pig, but it was alot of loving care.... :D



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Post by JohnC » Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:57 am

Thanks for the responses on the plywood. Like Ernie said, the FL12/14 would be a learning experience. When I get to the HMD19 I would be using BS1088 for that boat. I want my other half to be on board with this, so keeping the cost down a little helps. Besides, if I make a bad cut I can always build a dog house (not necessarily for the dog) :D . Also, the FL should be easy to transport via car-top (SUV) rather than trailer.

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Post by Cracker Larry » Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:34 am

it's like putting perfume on a pig.... in the end it's still a pig!
Well put :lol: Down south we'd say you can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear.
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Re: FL14- first project

Post by eshell » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:09 pm

OK, so let's jump forward 9 years. I completed the boat up to painting stage back in 2008. It then took up space in my garage leaning against the wall until last week at which time I finally found the time to start painting. Finished that today and hope to see this project in the water within a couple of weeks.
Will try to post a picture when in the water.
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Re: FL14- first project

Post by eshell » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:11 pm

In the water!
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Re: FL14- first project

Post by Newt » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:24 pm

Nice boat and a well deserved smile on your face.

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Re: FL14- first project

Post by Jeff » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:44 am

eshell, She looks good in the water!!!! Jeff

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Re: FL14- first project

Post by eshell » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:58 pm

Thanks for the kind words guys! I was very happy to get it launched and take it out for a successful first run. Now time to get it dirty!
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Re: FL14- first project

Post by terrulian » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:19 pm

I can't believe you got that close and then waited almost a decade to splash her. This is a puzzle to me.
Looks good, very good.
I have to agree with the others on materials.
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Re: FL14- first project

Post by terrulian » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:27 pm

I can't believe you got that close and then waited almost a decade to splash her. This is a puzzle to me.
Looks good, very good.
I have to agree with the others on materials.
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