FS14 - July 27, 2016, Tupelo, MS

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Re: FS14 - July 27, 2016, Tupelo, MS

Post by TomW1 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:27 am

Very nice FS14,You have done a wonderful job.


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Re: FS14 - July 27, 2016, Tupelo, MS

Post by Southern Gent » Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:19 am

Nice work, Best Wishes

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Re: FS14 - July 27, 2016, Tupelo, MS

Post by wegcagle » Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:23 pm

Stunning 8) 8) I love the wood finish. Now nothing to do, but enjoy all the hardwork :D

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Re: FS14 - July 27, 2016, Tupelo, MS

Post by brackish » Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:09 pm

Thanks for the kind words.

With regard to the woodwork, the rear deck hatch is Okoume ply with a solid teak border. Had to add the border to close the gap and neaten it up. It is the plan opening, if I had it to do all over, I would make it smaller. The sole grates are made from strips of teak with a support cross plate underneath approximately every 12". It is open to allow for drainage through limber holes to the transom drain tube. The grates are removable. The rub rail is laminated teak 1/4" strips, 3 outside, 1 inside with a 1/2" thk. teak cap rail. The breast hook is also teak. All the teak is farm raised to hold the cost down. Somewhat worried about the epoxy teak bond on the rub/cap rail, the attachment is supplemented with SS screws covered with teak plugs.

The buckets are just 5 gallon buckets from Lowes that are primarily supported by a lip and secondarily by flotation foam poured around them about 2" up. They are for bait, fish whatever, and or course are removable. The battery is also under that seat.

While building I was worried about weight with the full sole and foam, and glass all the way up inside and out, but ended up being very pleasantly surprised at the performance with just a 9.9 hp.

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Re: FS14 - July 27, 2016, Tupelo, MS

Post by Fuzz » Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:00 am

Dang, that is nice looking :!:

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Re: FS14 - July 27, 2016, Tupelo, MS

Post by Walkers Run » Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:44 am

Wow, that came out great. Just enough bright work, beautiful paint job. Nice work!
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Re: FS14 - July 27, 2016, Tupelo, MS

Post by topwater » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:12 am

I really like the interior layout well thought out, love the removable teak sole panels 8)
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Re: FS14 - July 27, 2016, Tupelo, MS

Post by terrulian » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:19 am

All the teak is farm raised to hold the cost down.
Still, that's a lot of teak. It would have cost as much as my whole boat, I think.

Beautiful work.
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Re: FS14 - July 27, 2016, Tupelo, MS

Post by Jeff » Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:55 pm

Really beautiful work!!! Jeff

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Re: FS14 - July 27, 2016, Tupelo, MS

Post by Jeff » Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:52 pm

Brackish, we have your FL14 on our main website, have a look when you have time!! Jeff

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