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fl12 build

Post by jay808 » Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:06 pm

This is my first boat build everything went together fairly easily, only thing took time was the fairing. i decided to wrap the whole outside of the hull with 9oz cloth. I Had a question in regards of the skeg. Is the skeg only nessesary if you row the boat? Do you really need it if your boat will be powered by an outboard? I just aquired a honda 2hp outboard for the boat and don't plan on rowing it unless in a emergency. Thanks for your help. I did graphite the bottom already primed and put on the first coat of paint. Also one last question any ideas on making a transom plate or something similar to protect the transom from wear where the outboard clamps on? Thanks. here are some pictures of the build.
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Post by gk108 » Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:55 pm

For my outboard pad on the outside I just used some ¼" plywood coated with resin. I actually used leftover graphite resin for it. Glued it on with 3M 5200.
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Post by jay808 » Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:21 pm

Thanks gk i really like that idea. I did check out some dingies at a boat dealer and they all had a aluminum plate on the transom i was thinking of doing something similar but i didn't wanna bolt or screw anything to the transom.

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Post by littlesandy » Sat Mar 22, 2008 5:36 pm

Jay the fl12 looks great. I just primed mine and am going out to sandy some more and fill. but again yours looks great good job. tom

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Post by tech_support » Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:14 pm

she looks great...

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Post by jay808 » Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:42 am

thank you for your comments. I had a chance to put the non skid on deck and also painted my second coat on the boat this morning.
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Im hoping to get this boat on the water by this weekend can't wait to try it out. :D

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Post by jay808 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:05 pm

I decided to go with gk's idea on the transom pads. I cut them to size and coated it with epoxy layed plastic over it and rolled out the bubbles <poor mans peel ply>
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I also got my 2nd coat on. Im using interlux brightside as my paint. I know i should've gone with a 2 part paint but our local boat dealer didn't have the primer or reducers for the 2 part interlux paints and my only other option was awlgrip but the price was a little to steep. I wet sanded it and polished it out and im pleased with the results.
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Also installed some lift handles to make it easier to carry the boat. And got the hatch installed.
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Just gotta wait till the epoxy cures then 5200 it to the transom. Overall this boat was a great learning experience.

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Post by JohnH » Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:28 am

That finish is fantastic, especially not using 2pac.

I'd like to see the shots of her being splashed.

A job well done. Congrats.

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Post by donk » Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:07 am

You did one heck of a job, especially the paint. Was it rolled and tipped or sprayed?

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Post by Cracker Larry » Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:00 am

Beautiful job, Jay 8)
Completed GF12 X 2, GF16, OD18, FS18, GF5, GF18, CL6
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