SK14 in TX

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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by AggieGirl » Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:10 am

Thanks everybody for the nice comments. The deck is sanded down and epoxied to seal it. Attaching it tonight with epoxy/wood flour mix to the stringers. Does the deck normally get a layer of fiberglass?

Jeff, I adjusted the location of the stringers to make the front hatch area smaller and unfortunately, I hugely miscalculated the size hatch I could fit there. The hatch I ordered from BBC is going to have to go on the next boat build or on my dad's boat when he starts to build one. I'm digging the boat building so a reason to build another is pretty good... I need to catch some fish and shoot some ducks off this one first though!!!



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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by Jeff » Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:41 am

Your build is going great!! Something tells me that hatch will find a good home in your family!!! Jeff

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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by Dougster » Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:58 am

I think most or at least many of us glass the deck/sole. Guarantees against checking, guards against dings and scratches, and just feels good to me.

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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by Browndog » Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:27 am

A layer of lightweight fiberglass cloth, say 6 oz., will significantly improve the durability and abrasion resistance of the deck surface without much of a weight penalty. It will also add stiffness to the deck.

If you will be fishing and hunting out of the boat I would strongly encourage you to consider covering the deck with lightweight cloth.

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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by AggieGirl » Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:04 pm

Deck is attached! Letting the fillet dry tonight and fiberglassing tomorrow. I know many builders do the fillet and fiberglass at the same time but I have had good luck doing them separately so I am sticking with it.

Here is a photo of the epoxy/wood flour on the stringers and the deck getting weighted down.
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Here are photos of the fillet around the edge of the deck.
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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by BB Sig » Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:02 pm

Looks good!

Go with what works for you! Good plan. :D

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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by Fuzz » Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:22 am

With fillets that smooth a slight tough up sanding and you should be ready to go. A lot of times folks work is not that good and it takes a lot of sanding to prep for glass.

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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by OrangeQuest » Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:43 am

Very nice work.
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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by Jeff » Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:50 am

Again, very nice work!!!! Jeff

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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by AggieGirl » Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:00 pm

Keeping the momentum going and putting in boat work over this long weekend. Last night, I got some fiberglassing done on the deck. This morning the boat got flipped, the hull was sanded, and the seams have been epoxied. For the epoxy to the seams of the hull, I added the usual wood flour and some milled fiberglass to the mix with the intent of increasing the strength. I am really interested in how additives can be used to change the properties of the epoxy so I have been eager to add something to it.

Here are some photos. Fiberglass tape to edge of the deck.
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Here is the flipped boat and work on the seams.
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