FS14 Build - Pics, etc.

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Re: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.

Post by Bogieman » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:16 pm

OrangeQuest wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:29 pm
It looks good! Just hope you have enough clamps!
I'm guessing he does, OQ! Makes things a whole lot easier when you have that many.


Looking good.

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Re: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.

Post by finalfront » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:10 pm

Clamps are like cow bell, never enough...

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Re: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.

Post by finalfront » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:07 pm

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Rubrail sanded & coated with resin.
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Rubrail sanded & coated with resin.
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Skeg with one layer FG.. Hmmm. More, less?

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Re: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.

Post by finalfront » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:32 pm

So, I struggled with laying 6 Oz FG tape over skeg. Even though I rounded edges & did use some fillet on bottom joint, it did not stay put & created bubbles all along corners. Apparently not rounded enough at corners, & I had to sand it off. I'm thinking if skipping FG over skeg. Can't see where it's part of plan anyhow, but I did want tough skeg for rough shore. Any thoughts on what I should do? Or just leave it as sacrificial & call it a day with a couple coats of epoxy resin & bottom paint.

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Re: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.

Post by OrangeQuest » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:40 pm

Mix graphite in with your epoxy and do to the shear line.

One thing I did to help my tape form around the 90 degree angles was fold it and put weight on it for a few days. After wetting the area I am putting it I lay the tape against the corner and stick one side, unfold and stick the other. The crease of the fold in the corner.

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Re: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.

Post by finalfront » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:42 pm

I'm thinking graphite mix may be good & tough enough for skeg & good bottom cover too. However, I have silvertip epoxy bottom primer & Trinidad bottom paint already. These two seem pretty tough. Should I consider epoxy graphite mix as add'l pre-coat. Or stick with what I have?

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Re: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.

Post by OrangeQuest » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:05 pm

I said shear but the chine.
Isn't the Trinidad paint for a boat that will stay in the water for long periods at a time? I think what most builders do is just use the graphite mix for their bottom layer.

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Re: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.

Post by Capt UB » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:55 am

finalfront wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:42 pm
I'm thinking graphite mix may be good & tough enough for skeg & good bottom cover too. However, I have silvertip epoxy bottom primer & Trinidad bottom paint already. These two seem pretty tough. Should I consider epoxy graphite mix as add'l pre-coat. Or stick with what I have?

The epoxy/graphite is for protection from sand/oyster bars, hitting things. Trinidad is for antifouling of marine growth. The two are not the same.
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Re: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.

Post by finalfront » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:54 am

True. Boat will be in water for 3 to 4 months.. Maybe go with primer & then epoxy graphite mix (then Trinidad as last coat or just epoxy graphite mix as last coat)?

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