Lung Boy's FS17

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Lung Boy
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Lung Boy's FS17

Post by Lung Boy » Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:37 pm

I've finally committed to building a FS17. The plywood has arrived and the cutting has started. It is a bit unnerving cutting into such expensive wood.

No photos yet. Nothing too interesting to report, but I'm sure I will need some support in the near future. So, thanks to all of the helpers ahead of time.

Good day.



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Post by chicagoross » Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:45 pm

Welcome to the club! With all the fs17 builders on the board in various stages of their builds, you should have about the best support group of any Bateau plan. Have fun!

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Post by TomW » Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:22 pm

Lung Boy it's not really very expensive the 1/4" is only $1.70 or $2.00 a sq. ft. just think if you were usng solid teak or walnut at $5 - $7 a sq. ft. It's all in the perspective. :wink:

Oh and congrats on joining the club good luck with the build you have lots of help.

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Post by Aripeka Angler » Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:59 pm

LB, you will do fine. Stitch and glue boat building is pretty easy. It should be simple for a rocket scientist. :P (read your profile) Remember to measure twice and cut once.

I am building a much different boat about 35 miles north of you. I will watch your build with interest including where and what types of fishing you enjoy.

Good luck :)

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Post by steve292 » Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:55 am

Nice to see another FS17... 8) , you will get loads of support from this group of builders,don't be afraid to ask,it will save you time & money.
BTW,Are there any more FS17's in the UK or Europe being built by people lurking on the board?
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Post by donk » Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:08 pm

Really like the FS 17 and have been watching the builds. Maybe it'll be my next one but I would also like a cuddy of some type.

Anyway, welcome. You'll get all the help you need here.

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Post by Dougster » Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:48 pm

Welcome to the forum. That choking feeling on cutting pricey wood fades somehow. And it does concentrate the mind :) That's a cool boat, looks very functional. Make sure to post pics. Remember, if you can break it, you can fix it.

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Post by bushmaster » Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:25 pm

LB

Welcome to the build.

Study all the posts, ask questions. There is a bunch of guys more than willing to help.

Study the plans and building notes..even then you will have questions...

Use cheap ply to cut through away molds..this will give you lots of practice..

I did not know a darn thing about boat building before I started my FS17, But I am doing OK, 3 and 1/2 months later after I started.

See my gallery so far.

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You will do well, good luck

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Post by Lung Boy » Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:52 pm

Thanks for moral support everyone.

I have made my first mistake allready. I cut the stringer notches in the molds in the wrong spot. I marked the correct 12 inches from the center line, but I cut the notches to the outside of the line and not the inside. Fortunately, the molds are only temporary OSB.

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Post by jgroves » Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:38 pm

Nice to see another FS17 coming along. Mistakes like that can/will happen :D I wish I had a nickle for every mistake I have made in measuring. I bet I would be a couple of sheets of plywood richer :D

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