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Post by Bart » Tue Jan 28, 2003 7:07 am

Hi all,<BR><BR>Posted 2 pictures of my FL11.<BR>Finished about all of the construction work, only have to make a pair of oars. Hull has been coated now with epoxy and is waiting to be faired, sanded and painted.<BR><BR>For more pictures: see my website (click the www icon below).<BR><BR>Have fun!<BR>Bart


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Post by SparkG » Tue Jan 28, 2003 8:23 am

That looks great Bart! Looking forward to seeing it out in the water....that flat bottom looks like it would make a real stable fishing boat...almost like a Montana drift boat. Check out the oar plans at the free area:<BR><BR>http://www.bateau.com/free/simple_oars.html

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Post by jacquesmm » Tue Jan 28, 2003 9:42 am

Looks great. Superb fiberglass work, very clean. Is that boat built on the second floor like your canoe? Will it go through the window?
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Post by fishingdan » Tue Jan 28, 2003 9:54 am

Very nice job. What kind of wood did you use?
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Post by staehpj1 » Tue Jan 28, 2003 11:00 am

Very nice looking boat!<BR><BR>Another good option for oars is:<BR>http://homepages.apci.net/~michalak/15a ... R><BR>Pete
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Post by GDBATC » Tue Jan 28, 2003 11:55 am

Bart,<BR> Beautiful Boat. Very nice fiberglass work!! Enjoy and congratulations.<BR>Gary
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Post by Bart » Tue Jan 28, 2003 4:09 pm

Hi guys,<BR><BR>Thanx for all your compliments!<BR>It is great fun building it. I am a bit of a perfectionist, I guess that´s why the glasswork went so well.<BR>And yes Jacques, I´m building it on the second floor and it should fit through the window. Although, I got a letter from my landlord that he wants to renew the window frames... If the new frames turn out to be smaller.. <IMG SRC="images/forum/icons/icon27.gif"> . But this will not happen before September so there will be plenty of time to get the boat out.<BR>One major advantage of building inside my house is that I have to work very clean. I think the vacuum cleaner is the tool I use most..<BR><BR>It will last a few weeks before the boat can be launched, it´s still too cold here. Time enough to get here painted nicely.<BR><BR>Bart
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Post by weasel » Tue Jan 28, 2003 8:04 pm

Did you use foam on the boat?

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Post by Bart » Wed Jan 29, 2003 9:22 am

To answer some of your questions:<BR><BR>The wood I used is Okoume plywood, exterior quality (WBP). Same stuff as my canoe was made off.<BR><BR>I didn´t use foam. I want to use both seats for storage, they both have hatches. I glued in a small rail to prevent rain etc. dripping in. I intend to post some pictures or drawings of this construction after it has proven to be watertight.... The inside of the seat were painted white (for easier cleaning), that´s why it may look like foam.<BR><BR>As for oars: I think I will be using <!-- BBCode Start --><A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Geyser/6383/oar2.htm" TARGET="_blank">these</A><!-- BBCode End --> drawings and adapt them to my needs if necessary.<BR><BR>Greetz,<BR>Bart
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Post by Wayne » Thu Jan 30, 2003 10:58 pm

Beautiful boat. I sure would like to know how you measured the seat tops to fit so well. Looks like you got it perfect. I had sizable gaps in FL14 where they meet the sides.
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