fs14_ls in the midwest

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Re: fs14_ls in the midwest

Post by Jeromesfs14ls » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:18 pm

The rear hatch gutter is a 2x4 I cut a groove in vs the front is layers of plywood to get the gutter shape. I am did the 2x4 one in back for the extra strength needed for that area.



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Re: fs14_ls in the midwest

Post by Jeromesfs14ls » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:18 pm

I will also be adding a gasket in the hatch, I have yet to plan that out yet.

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Re: fs14_ls in the midwest

Post by OrangeQuest » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:04 am

Jeromesfs14ls wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:18 pm
The rear hatch gutter is a 2x4 I cut a groove in vs the front is layers of plywood to get the gutter shape. I am did the 2x4 one in back for the extra strength needed for that area.
Did you also put drains in the gutters?

Very nice workmanship.

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Re: fs14_ls in the midwest

Post by Jeromesfs14ls » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:35 pm

Thanks , I have kicked that idea around. Not sure I will need them since I will just be on some smaller calm water lakes.

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Re: fs14_ls in the midwest

Post by topwater » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:59 am

You will need them when you wash or hose down the boat. Even if you are careful there will be standing water
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Re: fs14_ls in the midwest

Post by Jaysen » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:08 am

Nothing on a boat stays dry. Assume water will get into every crevice that is not permanently sealed.

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Re: fs14_ls in the midwest

Post by pee wee » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:54 am

I'm going to attempt at least one dry locker with hatch on the next boat I build, but I'm also planning several open storage compartments with drains- easy to build, light weight and practical.

I agree with Topwater that you will have water getting into that gutter and need a plan for letting it drain- you may be out in the boat and get caught by a sudden downpour; whatever the source you'll have a better chance of keeping water from getting into the locker if the gutter doesn't retain water. The most difficult scenario is when you're hosing off the decks, a stream of water can get past many seals. If it absolutely needs to stay dry, put it in a dry bag inside a dry compartment.
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Re: fs14_ls in the midwest

Post by OrangeQuest » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:21 am

If you go outside to "play" you will get rained on. Which means the way your hatch is designed the water will roll of the hatch and drain into the gutter. After the gutter is full where does it go? If water gets in the gutter at all how do you get it back out. If no drains then why the gutter? Build them without the gutter and hope your seal is enough.

My own build I bought hatches for the back. They have a seal on the hatch and another seal on the frame. Even with double seals water will get into the opening, no getting around it. But the hatches are for tank wells, which already have water in them most the time. Control valve locker, again don't care if water gets in. Aft anchor locker, it is ok for it to get wet also. The only hatch that maybe sensitive to water will be the electrical locker and that hatch will almost ever be opened, I hope. Even then everything in it will be sealed as best as possible from moisture.

My front lockers will be something I build, hope my craftsmanship comes close to yours, but will have drains to go into the main drain system. The idea is to channel any water away from any seals and the seal is the last protection from water getting into the locker.

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Re: fs14_ls in the midwest

Post by Jeromesfs14ls » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:24 pm

Now that you guys have opened up my eyes to this, and my mind was racing the idea and the work to put in those drains is really a simple and easy task at this stage of my build.
Glad that this forum has people like you all. What a simple mistake I would have made.

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Re: fs14_ls in the midwest

Post by Jeromesfs14ls » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:26 pm

Has anyone ever attempted making a built in live well in a fs14ls?
Or is it best to do the cooler style setup?
Just worried about leaking and making a larger problem than what’s it’s really worth

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