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by toadfish
Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Bob's FS18
Replies: 112
Views: 22175

Re: Bob's FS18

Thanks Jeff! After a bunch of fairing, I finally got the first coat of primer in the cockpit yesterday. Feels like a big milestone. My goal is to go ahead and finish the interior while I have easy access before the decks and gunnels go down. https://www.community.boatbuildercentral.com/forum/app.php...
by toadfish
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Bob's FS18
Replies: 112
Views: 22175

Re: Bob's FS18

This post is long but pretty much brings me to real time. The goal was to get as much finishing done to the center console/coffin box before it was fiberglassed into place. Console storage is accessed by a rear door, while the coffin box has a top hatch. Cleats were placed inside the console portion...
by toadfish
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Bob's FS18
Replies: 112
Views: 22175

Re: Bob's FS18

One additional thing to do before the aft deck goes down was to install rod storage tubes. I mainly have fly rods so needed the additional length, but also wanted them under the aft deck to make access easier for the angler on the bow. All are made from PVC, which is a tiny bit heavy, but I've econo...
by toadfish
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Bob's FS18
Replies: 112
Views: 22175

Re: Bob's FS18

A little more aft compartment progress. Like the forward compartment, there is a false floor above the bilge floor for "dry" storage. So that it can be removed, the false floor is in two pieces because of its size and has a a barrier on the back edge to keep things from sliding off the bac...
by toadfish
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Bob's FS18
Replies: 112
Views: 22175

Re: Bob's FS18

Thanks very much Joe. Completely did not know the standard and am thankfully not too far down the road on electrical connections, so not too many to switch out. I appreciate the link to the connections you use and the advice.

Bob
by toadfish
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Bob's FS18
Replies: 112
Views: 22175

Re: Bob's FS18

Catching up on more progress with the aft bilge/storage area and transom. Got the compartment faired and primed. The cleats visible are to suspend two false floor panels above the bilge floor. https://forums.bateau2.com/app.php/gallery/image/7705/medium https://forums.bateau2.com/app.php/gallery/ima...
by toadfish
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Bob's FS18
Replies: 112
Views: 22175

Re: Bob's FS18

Jeff, Sorry for going dark and not responding since last week, took a very long weekend in the deer woods to escape the craziness. Happily off the grid. The link for the nav lights is https://www.oznium.com/marine-led-lighting/marine-navigation-light. They have been available for a while, but were o...
by toadfish
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Bob's FS18
Replies: 112
Views: 22175

Re: Bob's FS18

Dan, The fore and aft gutters were laid up with a starting layer of finish cloth followed by six layers of 12 oz. biaxial. They are stiff by themselves, but because of the way they are laminated to frames and support beams, I'm pretty sure they are stout enough. Strength and stiffness will hopefully...
by toadfish
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Bob's FS18
Replies: 112
Views: 22175

Re: Bob's FS18

Thanks Fuzz. Here is a little more progress in the bow while I have easy access. Used a similar jig to drill the holes for the forward navigation lights. https://forums.bateau2.com/app.php/gallery/image/7688/medium The wire connections were soldered and double shrink-wrapped. I also added a little &...
by toadfish
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Bob's FS18
Replies: 112
Views: 22175

Re: Bob's FS18

So behind on progress posts. Rather than a big one, will try to catch up with a bunch of little ones. Wanted to get the fuel tank pretty much buttoned up before laminating the forward hatch gutter in place. Used a jig to get a nice clean hole for the fuel vent. https://forums.bateau2.com/app.php/gal...