FS-17 Again

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Re: FS-17 Again

Post by Rover1 » Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:30 pm

Was getting a bit depressed over the issues with build. Fixed most of them.
Panels oow line up on transom
Tie wraps are much loser with the help of plastic pipe added and sparcernails.
Still not completely happy with the bow but it is better.
Started this project with a new bag of 1000 ties. it is now down to about 400>
Will do final line up on the bow tomorrow. Maybe add some more plastic pipe.
I liked the idea of the hole in the pipe to prevent them from coming off the tiewrap when mounting.
If I can solve the final issue with the bow I will start epoxy this week.
Then start adding some pictures again.
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Re: FS-17 Again

Post by TomW1 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:41 am

Hwy Rover1 hang in there. It will turn out okay! Just take your time.

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Re: FS-17 Again

Post by Browndog » Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:11 am

You will get through this. Then it will go real fast until you get to the sanding, fairing, priming, painting step. At that point you will spend inordinate amounts of time trying to smooth everything out and just about go crazy.

So my advice is try to work as clean as possible, be careful on measuring and mixing your epoxy, take care of any drips and blobs right away. Use up any leftover mixed epoxy to coat a panel instead of throwing it away.

Overall I think the best advice I received was to plan well, be careful and work quickly but don’t rush anything.

This might not make any sense right now, but it will soon enough.

By the way, it always takes longer than you think. There is lots of waiting time for the epoxy to cure. Work an hour, wait a day, repeat. But if you skip that hour you just added another day.

Most of my mistakes were made when I tried to rush.

Keep it up, you are on the right track.

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Re: FS-17 Again

Post by Rover1 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:49 am

Tried some pictures but not sure why they never appeared last night. So, try again
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Re: FS-17 Again

Post by cape man » Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:52 am

All that can be filled with epoxy and wood flour.
The world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before - Neil Gaiman

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Re: FS-17 Again

Post by Rover1 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:53 am

Does anyone have examples of rigging trays in fs or ob type boats? Thinking if I do end up with center console mount I would rather do trays than the tubes used the last time. Still planning on tiller or side console but want to cover my bases should I end up that way.

Also, Has anyone ever seen handicap flags for boats? They seem to have them for everything else. US flags, fish flags, weather.....
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Re: FS-17 Again

Post by Fuzz » Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:20 pm

cape man wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:52 am
All that can be filled with epoxy and wood flour.
This! A wise man once said we take a block of epoxy and wood and sand it into a boat shaped thing :D

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Re: FS-17 Again

Post by Browndog » Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:45 pm

Haven’t seen handicap flags specifically for boats, but you could use the handicap flags for search and rescue or for golf carts.

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Re: FS-17 Again

Post by Rover1 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:36 pm

Thanks Browndog
Will check out the golf suppliers.

Have started to fill in the seams on hull. Will post a couple of pictures later.
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Re: FS-17 Again

Post by Rover1 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:21 pm

Started filling in seams. The caulking cartridge method did not work and left a mess and used to much epoxy. That is already extra grinding. Couple of pictures.
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