FS14 Build - Pics, etc.

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Re: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.

Post by Jaysen » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:18 pm

finalfront wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:05 pm
Thanks Jacques.. endless second guessing.. I suppose I'm not alone, but ugh.
Hardest part is to just "get it done" and stop trying to make a perfect build. The stitch and glue method is VERY forgiving for a first timer but can STILL turn out amazing finishes (Look for Eric1 and his buid for a current perfectionist making it look easy). You really don't need to be incredibly concerned with perfect. You will have lots of opportunity to recover throughout the entire build process.

Remember, this is supposed to be fun, not work. Unless you're Eric1. :P



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Re: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.

Post by Browndog » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:53 pm

Looks really good. I especially like your bundle of firewood used as a weight to hold a panel in place. :D It is funny what we all grab for a weight when needed.

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Re: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.

Post by Jaysen » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:27 pm

Browndog wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:53 pm
It is funny what we all grab for a weight when needed.
Just make sure it isn't alive. Neither the dog nor the wife were willing to cooperate. YMMV though.

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Re: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.

Post by finalfront » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:41 am

i'm headed to FG bottom of hull - taping seams seems obvious, but see that one wide sheet isn't wide enough for whole bottom & 6" up sides (tutorial is FS12, so it is there, but not for FS14). so i am overlapping two sheets at keel about 6 " either side of keel, and then down sides and transom. Decided it then makes sense to go full way down sides to rail edge (not just 6" past chine). does this make sense?.. tho i think i may run out of wide FG sheeting when i get to the inside.. ??
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Re: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.

Post by Fuzz » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:05 pm

I do not think you need to glass all the way up the sides for strength. That being said I like to carry the glass all the way up for a couple of reasons. One you do not have the ridge from stopping the glass short to deal with. And two if you are like me the boat is going to bounce off something and it is nice to have that glass protecting the wood.

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Re: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.

Post by jacquesmm » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:16 pm

I am certain that you do not need to fiberglass the whole side: my plans say fiberglass up to 6" above the waterline. More makes the boat unnecessarily heavy and cost more.
Some builders insist on it and in that case, try to use light glass like 3.25 or 4 oz.
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Re: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.

Post by finalfront » Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:43 pm

Unfortunately, I can never wait to see a reasonable suggestion - such as lighter weight fg.
I already pressed on & went up whole side with fg sheet.
My vacation time is almost done & I wanted to get hull fiberglassed.
Extra cushion for bumps is good, but extra weight is not. Ugh.
Hope I didn't wreck it.
I assume I'll now run short on fg for inside. Any idea if so, & how much more I'll need.?
Some pics to follow.

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Re: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.

Post by finalfront » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:01 pm

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Re: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.

Post by Noles309 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:31 am

You will be glad you glassed the whole thing. I had enough to do the entire outside and what was required inside when I bought the FG kit for my GF16.
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Re: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.

Post by finalfront » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:36 am

thanks Gary. It looks great, don't see any real bubbles, and pretty smooth, so I'm pleased.
I hope Jacques can forgive me.. I'll stick to plan and just go 6" or so up the inside..
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