Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

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Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Post by Aripeka Angler » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:21 pm

Google “Integral bowl sink router bit”. They come in different angles, we just pick something close and feather out the cut with a RO.


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Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Post by narfi » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:12 am

Aripeka Angler wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:21 pm
Google “Integral bowl sink router bit”. They come in different angles, we just pick something close and feather out the cut with a RO.
Wow thanks! Now I know for next time.

Tonight I sanded under the rubrails and routed the lower corner over. First pass I used the 1/4 round with the bearing and standard guide, but it's the same 70° corner as the inside top so it didnt do much rounding..... I trimmed down my wedge guide and used my modified bit to much better success. (Plus the fence made for a fairer corner considering I had a few voids the bearing wanted to fall into.)


The right rail was almost perfect, I think I could glass it as is, but the left rail still had lots of low spots that didnt get filled with my last pass. Thinking back that is the side I had against wall in the dining room where i built the hull. I had done a preliminary fill then but think I just didnt do as good a job crouched against the wall where I couldnt see.

Filled one more pass, I think after sanding it I can lay the tapes over all the corners. I have to remind myself it doesnt have to be perfect... I'll be glassing then fairing, so it just needs to have the right shape and be smooth enough for the tape to lay smooth without voids.


Right side, I just spot filled the couple of low spots.
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The left side lots of voids I filled the entire rail again.
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I took this picture to show the bead of filler that rolls off when running a tongue depressor along a corner and the next picture shows it scraped off, but the pictures dont show it very well.
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Here is where they meet at the front, I think it's starting to look decent.
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Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Post by OrangeQuest » Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:46 am

Looking way past decent! I would go with looking fantastic! :)
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Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Post by Jeff » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:24 am

Narfi, I agree with OQ, really well done!!!!! Jeff

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Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Post by Coach » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:53 am

ok newbie question. why fill the bottom of the rub rail with fillet? are you glassing from the rail to the hull?

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Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Post by narfi » Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:25 pm

Coach wrote:
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ok newbie question. why fill the bottom of the rub rail with fillet? are you glassing from the rail to the hull?
Well I am no pro.... just learning as I go :P
Two reasons....
1. I will glass tape the gunwale top down, the inner top corner will be one layer of tape, the outer top corner wrapped around the rubrail to the hull will be the other layer of tape.
2. I really like the rounded look over sharp corners and think they are less prone to nicks and dings over time.

I am basicly going for the same rubrail look as I did on Landons canoe, (obviously dimensions are a little different)

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Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Post by Larry B » Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:26 pm

Gotta love that RED :D
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Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Post by narfi » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:09 am

Larry B wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:26 pm
Gotta love that RED :D
I am super happy with the color and finish on the canoe, my son's name, his favorite color and his favorite song (Radioactive) all represented.

The fs17 will be blue and I am leaning away from any stincles for it, though I may do the big dipper and north star (alaskas state flag)

Tonight I sanded the last of my filling touch ups on the gunwale and rubrail, then layed down the glass tape.

The inside corner was easy as I expected, but was surprised at how well the outside corners layed down, I expected to be fighting it a lot, but even going over the 3 corners it layed down very well. I am happy with it.
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Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Post by OrangeQuest » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:41 am

Really does look good. What weight tape did you use?
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Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Post by narfi » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:45 am

OrangeQuest wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:41 am
Really does look good. What weight tape did you use?
12oz probably over kill, but I doubt I'll ever regret it....

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