FS13 Lolyboat

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Re: FS13 Lolyboat

Post by Esoriano » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:01 pm

After a week on vacation, I resume the work, today I shape the skeg and I’m planning on glue it tomorrow, but I have some questions, should I glass it or just glue it with epoxy and wood Fluor ?
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Re: FS13 Lolyboat

Post by gonandkarl » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:38 am

Hi,
I glued the skeg with epoxy woodflour mix and made a nice round fillet next to it and then I used a fiberglass tape over it while the glue was still tacky after an hour and wetted the tape with epoxy and a small roller. I only battled to get it smooth with epoxy and micro balloons after it was hard but anything that is not 100 percent smooth needs sanding sanding and sanding again. If I had to build my FS13 again I would just glue the skeg with a nice round fillet next to it and mount the stainless steel bar at the bottom against scratching of stones on the beach.
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Re: FS13 Lolyboat

Post by BB Sig » Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:47 am

gonandkarl wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:38 am
If I had to build my FS13 again I would just glue the skeg with a nice round fillet next to it and mount the stainless steel bar at the bottom against scratching of stones on the beach.
Greetings from Karl
Are you saying that you would attach a SS plate to the skeg? If so, over-drilled,filled, re-drilled, and then screwed down...

I am almost to that point with my FS13 but I am thinking just a wooden skeg. It would be interesting to hear your thoughts on why the SS cover as the skeg is meant to be sacrificial.

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Re: FS13 Lolyboat

Post by Esoriano » Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:49 am

gonandkarl wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:38 am
Hi,
I glued the skeg with epoxy woodflour mix and made a nice round fillet next to it and then I used a fiberglass tape over it while the glue was still tacky after an hour and wetted the tape with epoxy and a small roller. I only battled to get it smooth with epoxy and micro balloons after it was hard but anything that is not 100 percent smooth needs sanding sanding and sanding again. If I had to build my FS13 again I would just glue the skeg with a nice round fillet next to it and mount the stainless steel bar at the bottom against scratching of stones on the beach.
Greetings from Karl
Thank you for your advice, so glued and fillets only would be not fiberglass, but the part of the stainless steel I don’t get it how or why

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Re: FS13 Lolyboat

Post by gonandkarl » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:23 pm

Hi,
I meant if I would build the FS13 again I would just glue the skeg and rather fit a SS bar underneath like I did on my row boat Micro Petrel.
On the following picture you can see the skeg of the row boat with ss bar screwed to it. On the other hand something like that adds again weight to an FS13 which is also not wanted.

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It is also possible to mount a brass strip on the skeg like Tony did on his lovely V10. Here is the picture of it. I think such a strip is better than to pack the skeg into fibreglass.

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Re: FS13 Lolyboat

Post by BB Sig » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:32 pm

I see what you mean. :idea: I think with mine, I'll keep it with fiberglass and a few coats of graphite. :)

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Re: FS13 Lolyboat

Post by Esoriano » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:20 am

Skeg glued to hull, epoxy putty fillet (small) and fiberglass will be added later and all bottom will be epoxy graphite cover
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Re: FS13 Lolyboat

Post by OrangeQuest » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:26 pm

Really coming along!
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Re: FS13 Lolyboat

Post by Esoriano » Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:55 am

Preparing the skeg to apply fiberglass
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Re: FS13 Lolyboat

Post by gonandkarl » Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:20 am

Your skeg will be perfect.
All pictures of Micro Petrel AD14 and FS13 :

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