SK14 in TX

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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by AggieGirl » Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:26 pm

I've made progress since my last post. The frame is in the boat and fiberglassed. Currently working on the cleats to hold the deck. This is taking some time because I only have so many clamps. Photos included below.

Here is the frame fiberglassing.
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Here is the frame fiberglassing in the front compartment. I wanted to be able to get to the entire area with one hatch opening.
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Here is the beginnings of the cleats for the deck. Should be able to finish this in a few days and keeping moving forward.
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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by OrangeQuest » Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:33 pm

Looks really good! I love the look of cedar!

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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by Fuzz » Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:45 pm

Your work looks good. You have made great progress.

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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by BB Sig » Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:02 am

Good job! :D

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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by Dougster » Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:30 am

Nice clean work for sure. Where is that PVC drain in the bow going? That area is all foam in mine and no place for water. My sole is completely sealed with foam underneath. Kinda like a really thick surfboard.

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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by AggieGirl » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:34 pm

Well I have not been very consistent with posting on here but progress is still being made on the boat! Since last post, all the cleats have been added. Along the stringers, I doubled up and put cleats on both sides. On the sides of the boat, we decided to use the dado blade so the cleats would curve easily with the boat. I think there is still plenty of surface area on those cleats for the deck to attach. The process was pretty easy once we got going. Basically it was cut the cleat, epoxy, clamp, and repeat.

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This morning we started the foam but ran out before we finished. The first compartments got a lot of foam and totally overflowed. We weren't sure how much it would expand. I'll be ordering more foam this week to finish it out.
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I've had lots of help so far. All my siblings have pitched in at some point which has been fun! Of course my pup Sunny (boykin spaniel) keeps me company too! Gig 'Em.

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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by Fuzz » Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:54 pm

I like to use a hand saw that is long enough to span the stringers to cut the extra foam off. You can put the cut offs into the next compartment to help fill it.
Are you sure this is your first boat? Your glass work is really good for a first time builder :D

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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by Jaysen » Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:44 pm

Mary says “Hello cousin” to Sunny. Mary refuses to get into the water or the boat. She’s a slightly broken water dog.

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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by Jeff » Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:12 pm

Nice progress AggieGirl!!! Jeff

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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by pee wee » Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:14 am

Looking good, nice progress and good looking helper!

I don't know if you plan to foam the outer compartments, but consider at least clamping a temporary rub rail to the sheer to hold the shape for when you do work on the sides. At least one builder had difficulty regaining a fair line after pouring foam.
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