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FS18

Post by fishgitr » Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:13 pm

This is going to be my FS18 build page. So per my fiancé,
We're going to name it "fishgasm". So I began almost a week ago. Progress began slow. I began stitching the side to the bottom only to figure out my measurements were wrong. So I ripped everything apart and cut some more boards. Well here is where I have made it. 8 I now waiting to get my shipment of goodies from Bateau. I made an order with Jeff last night. What great customer service.

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Re: FS18

Post by Jeff » Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:37 pm

fishgitr, good progress but get us some photos before it gets dark next time!! This is a great boat!! We will be starting an FS18 ourselves this month as a project boat to film the building technique, products and just good DIY information!!! Thank for the nice comments, much appreciated!! Happy holidays, Jeff

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Re: FS18

Post by fishgitr » Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:47 pm

i would like to take a look at it to get ideas!!

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Re: FS18

Post by Newt » Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:09 pm

Take advantage of this new feature. Quite a few entries under FS-18.

http://forums.bateau2.com/app.php/page/build-threads

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Re: FS18

Post by fishgitr » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:57 pm

I didn't see anywhere in the plan to fiberglass the soul underneath it or the frames. Am I able to use regular fiberglass cloth just to seal those when the time comes?

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Re: FS18

Post by TomW1 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:55 pm

You will of course use fiberglass tape to attach the frames and stringers to the bottom and where they cross each other. Larger boats require full fiber glassing of both others just a couple of coats of epoxy. For the sole just coat the bottom with a couple coats of epoxy. Then use a layer of 6oz. cloth on top of the sole.
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Re: FS18

Post by jacquesmm » Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:59 pm

It is very rare that I specify to fiberglass the under side of the sole.
It will add some stiffness but all the soles I show are well supported by a tight frame work of stringers and floor frames.
I always specify to epoxy coat all sides, all edges of all plywood pieces.
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Re: FS18

Post by fishgitr » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:17 pm

Thank you!! How about the remainder of the sides? can i use cloth or do i need to use biaxial on that too?

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Re: FS18

Post by jacquesmm » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:19 pm

fishgitr wrote:Thank you!! How about the remainder of the sides? can i use cloth or do i need to use biaxial on that too?
Inside or outside/
I specify nothing there, that is my preference: light boat, very strong, no need to add something but I know that many builders add a layer here and there. :)
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Re: FS18

Post by fishgitr » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:20 pm

i would like to "protect" the outside where the fiberglass ends. Would a light cloth be ok?

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