FS14 from Seattle

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Re: FS14 from Seattle

Post by narfi » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:05 pm

Jokes on you!
He has an motor under the rear seat there, He just wanted to keep his still close at all times.



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Re: FS14 from Seattle

Post by craigyb » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:50 am

I've been spending most daylight hours I have off working on getting fairing just right. I sourced a trailer and plan on working on a few cosmetic issues once it's up on it, after the hull is finished. I got the inside all faired and painted out, and actually was able to slowly flip the boat solo. I put a lot more glue on the outside than I wish I had and I have at least 3 days of sanding, putty, sanding, etc before I can figure the outside will be satisfactory. In the meanwhile I have a few questions

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Do I need to, and should I work in a motor well?

I can machine a jack plate, or a stronger transom mount out of plate aluminum I have on hand. Given that I have a 20hp motor, should I?

Outside of limber holes if I decide I want a sole, and scupper/drain holes on the rear deck if I find it collects water, and a brass drain for the hull, do I need any other holes? I scoured and did google-fu to try to answer my own questions but came up a bit short.

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Re: FS14 from Seattle

Post by jacquesmm » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:25 am

You have a motorwell, I see that cut in the rear deck, no need for more.

For drainage, picture the water flow: along the keel and along the stringers. Think of water that could puddle in the corners between stringers and frames if you leave the boat outside uncovered. If stored on a trailer at a good angle, you need only limber holes in the frames.
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Re: FS14 from Seattle

Post by craigyb » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:40 am

Upon completion, I got a few of the internal bits, as we say up here, kennewampus. They're an inch off, maybe, at side to side, enough to tell by sight. I won't show you until it's fixed. I think not having a perfectly flat surface to build upon just helped to get thing off centered, and I'm looking forward to getting it in a garage to work it over, sometime soon.

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This guy, and a few others, gave their lives to my graphite layers on the hull.

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You can skip brushes entirely and spread the graphite layers on really thin. I got my first one on thick-ish by trying to cut it in cleverly with chipping brushes, but got goop on the paint and had to touch up after. Just tape off right the first time and spread it extra thin per layer with a roller.

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Here's before touch-up, epoxy runs down into tape way worse than paint, and neither are fun to clean up. It doesn't look this bad now.

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My son and I got it trailered and the motor mounted last weekend. Trim and everything seems to line up, but I'm still really hesitant to take it out. I picked up bouyency foam but it's a bit too cool to set up properly this time of year, so I'll need to hold off until next spring, I think. Same goes for some kiwigrip I picked up. In the meanwhile, I have some ideas for cutting some really thin decking, laser engraving something onto it, and coating it with resin. Basically, I can raise one side up with some kind of filler, a precision 3d print, whatever, and level it all off with decorative decking.

The motor I picked out is a new 20hp so I can probably afford the few extra pounds to make it look like I'd like. The hull is all in the right shape and dimensions, I'm just really dissatisfied that I let myself put in the casting deck and seat out of level.

I also want to put her name, "Lost Summer" somewhere on her. I'm thinking of engraving 4" tall letters in 3mm thick baltic birch, then cutting them out and applying each in epoxy resin on the transom. I'm out of practice with the laser, and it's still pretty new, so I have stuff to do this winter.

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Re: FS14 from Seattle

Post by Jeff » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:11 am

craigyb, she is really looking good and you and your son really put her together fast (by most standards)!!! Cool name selected!! Send us some photos now that the Boat is on the trailer with motor!!! Jeff

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