FS18 Minimalistic

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Re: FS18 Minimalistic

Post by PapaDave » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:40 pm

Thank you for the advice and experience with the skeg gentlemen. I cut one up from 3/4 inch plywood, 7/8 inch tall and 8 feet long. I sanded the second coat of filler and then noticed that the boat moved away from the lower sides of the mold (sheer line) 1/2 inch all the way around at every station. Not a big deal (easily pushed in with minimal pressure) but I found it interesting. It was in perfect contact at all stations prior to fiberglassing and then moved. Anyone else have this happen? It will be an easy fix once it is flipped over though. Still need a third coat of fairing after I install the skeg. Thank you for the suggestions.
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Re: FS18 Minimalistic

Post by joe2700 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:06 pm

PapaDave wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:40 pm
Thank you for the advice and experience with the skeg gentlemen. I cut one up from 3/4 inch plywood, 7/8 inch tall and 8 feet long. I sanded the second coat of filler and then noticed that the boat moved away from the lower sides of the mold (sheer line) 1/2 inch all the way around at every station. Not a big deal (easily pushed in with minimal pressure) but I found it interesting. It was in perfect contact at all stations prior to fiberglassing and then moved. Anyone else have this happen? It will be an easy fix once it is flipped over though. Still need a third coat of fairing after I install the skeg. Thank you for the suggestions.
Dave
In my experience if you fiberglass one side of a piece of plywood that side will constrict curving towards the glassed side. Same thing could be happening to you boat, pulling the panels outward off the frames. I think I saw something similar, but I'm really just guessing here, don't take it as fact.

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Re: FS18 Minimalistic

Post by PapaDave » Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:13 pm

The sides settled back in after a few days about half way back. Almost complete with the fairing :D . Attached the skeg, one rub rail, and 1st coat on rear chine sharpening. Looking forward to a flip.
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Re: FS18 Minimalistic

Post by TomW1 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:23 pm

Make sure you stop the skeg about 12" from the transom.
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Re: FS18 Minimalistic

Post by PapaDave » Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:09 pm

I ended up setting the skeg at 13 inches from the transom. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Re: FS18 Minimalistic

Post by PapaDave » Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:56 pm

Finished the rails, installed the skeg, and applied graphite. Then I got her flipped over and back on the strong back. She looks a lot bigger right side up. I decided to put in the thwart seat at bulkhead C1 and C2 with a very small center console/storage area directly behind the seat with integrated backrest for my passenger. Still plugging along.
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Re: FS18 Minimalistic

Post by PapaDave » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:01 am

It took some time over a few weeks to get the interior fiberglass in but it is done. I ordered 20 yards of 12 oz biax for this boat and I used every inch of it. That covered the entire exterior with 24 inch overlap at the keel and the interior 6 inches up the sides. Needed to fit three cut pieces on the interior transom and two on the last two feet of bow interior. Feels good to get that over with and moving on to stringers and bulkheads. Got the stringers tacked in yesterday and fiberglassed them to the transom.
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Re: FS18 Minimalistic

Post by Fuzz » Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:11 pm

Very nice! You are moving right along. going to be a nice looking boat :D

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Re: FS18 Minimalistic

Post by PapaDave » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:44 pm

Thank you Fuzz. Trying to do a little work every week and keep the momentum going. It may hit the water in the Fall. How are you doing up there? The long sunny days are coming for you soon!
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Re: FS18 Minimalistic

Post by Fuzz » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:23 pm

Things are looking much better here now Dave :D Most of the snow has melted, there is a little heat in the sun and the days are getting longer. Instead of it getting dark at 4pm it is about 10pm before darkness sets in. Pretty soon we will be able to go fishing around the clock with no lights :wink:

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