SK14 in TX

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SK14 in TX

Post by AggieGirl » Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:28 pm

Well, I graduated from college in December and have been wanting to get a boat since then. I finally took the leap and bought the SK14 kit. It arrived yesterday evening and I got all the plywood pieces out today. I am hoping to make a lot of progress over the weekend.

This is my first build ever. Between these forums, lots of YouTube, and the help of a more experienced builder (my dad), I am hoping to put together a boat for duck hunting, fishing, and just exploring my area. I'm really looking forward to this project. I will post pictures along the way!
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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by Fuzz » Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:39 pm

Welcome to our little group :D
I am sure you will get any help you need. Lots of SK-14s have been built. Post pictures of each step and ask questions as needed.

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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by Jeff » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:21 am

Welcome to the Builders Forum AggieGirl!!! Congratulations on graduation in December!! We really look forward to watching your build of the SK14!!! Again, welcome, Jeff

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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by Dougster » Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:42 am

Congratulations on graduation and the build project. I built one and love it. It's a fun project that ends up with a fun boat. Keep posting and many will follow along.

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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by BB Sig » Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:19 pm

Welcome! It looks like you have a lot of tools available to you. Have fun working with you dad and post lots of pictures! :D

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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by Browndog » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:34 pm

Welcome to the forum and congratulations on embarking on a boat building project.

It looks like you have either an American Water Spaniel or a Boykin. I’m a fan. Currently have an American Water Spaniel, the fifth one we’ve owned. Hunted a lot of ducks with them all over from Canada down to Arkansas.

Best wishes on the success of your project.

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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by AggieGirl » Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:16 pm

Here's my progress from tonight: I used a multi-tool to cut out the pieces and ended up with tabs all around the boards. After work tonight, I started cleaning up the edges of the boards and getting rid of the tabs. This took a couple of hours which is probably overkill but I am happy with the results. I probably could have done it faster using a different method but it got done! I'm going to continue with the build over the weekend!
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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by OrangeQuest » Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:28 am

Welcome to the forum and the boat building world!
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Re: SK14 in TX

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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by AggieGirl » Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:52 pm

Made some good progress over the weekend and this evening. I glued the puzzle piece joints together and laminated the transom. For the puzzle piece joints, I mixed the resin, hardener, and wood flour to around peanut butter consistency. For the laminating the transom, I didn't use as much wood flour so it would be runny and ooze out when clamped down.


Here are the puzzle pieces glued together with the wood flour mixature. I have the slow hardener which gives me lots of time to work and correct any mistakes.
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Used some weights and dumbbells to weigh down the pieces. I left everything alone for 48 hours and I am happy with the results.
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Here is the transom being laminated and clamped/weighted down. I ended up using every clamp in my garage and still wished I had a few more! Oh well, it turned out good despite wanting more clamps.
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When I took the clamps off the transom, there was some damage to the plywood. Not sure what the issue was but I will need to do something to fix it. I have attached pictures below, advice on what to do with this would be appreciated!!
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Tomorrow I am planning to sand any uneven surfaces and prep for stitching.

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