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by VT_Jeff
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Jeffs FS14 LS
Replies: 221
Views: 18451

Re: Jeffs FS14 LS

Finally completed the cleats for the fore sole and got it glued down this morning. 1 sole left, the bow.
by VT_Jeff
Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: C17 - Working through the winter in New England
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: C17 - Working through the winter in New England

I use a crockpot to warm my epoxy, it happens to be a New England Patriots crock pot I got for Christmas some years ago. It actually worked extremely well every season until this one... :doh:
by VT_Jeff
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SK14 in TX
Replies: 149
Views: 21486

Re: SK14 in TX

Absolutely awesome! That sled must be a ROCKET! Happy to see the pdf. I'd encourage you to keep a mini airhorn clipped to the pfd so if you do go in the drink you can make some noise, and maybe even keep an orange flag in the vest pocket. I do the same when sailing solo and my wife does the same whe...
by VT_Jeff
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Jeffs FS14 LS
Replies: 221
Views: 18451

Re: Jeffs FS14 LS

Dan_Smullen wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:41 pm It all looks great! Nice straight grain on the steering support.
Thanks Dan, I'd like to leave it bright but it may not be feesible, we'll see.

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by VT_Jeff
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Jeffs FS14 LS
Replies: 221
Views: 18451

Re: Jeffs FS14 LS

Dougster wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:48 am Wow, that looks really nice. I look forward to seeing it progress. Seems clever and well thought out.

Dougster
Appreciate that feedback, Dougster!
by VT_Jeff
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Ongoing C19 questions...
Replies: 60
Views: 7767

Re: Ongoing C19 questions...

Heat treating the pvc before using gflex can supposedly improve the bond, we do that when repairing plastic sups and kayaks.
by VT_Jeff
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Jeffs FS14 LS
Replies: 221
Views: 18451

Re: Jeffs FS14 LS

Got most of the fore sole cleats in as well as the frame for the tank bilge
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Got the console sides trimmed down and drilled/located the helm support beam
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by VT_Jeff
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: OD18 - NH
Replies: 500
Views: 42666

Re: OD18 - NH

I could have used that bow eye jig! Looking great, nice progress!
by VT_Jeff
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Jeffs FS14 LS
Replies: 221
Views: 18451

Re: Jeffs FS14 LS

Giving some serious thanks for time to work on the build lately! Got the aft sole in place after we placed a few keepsakes from our recently departed pup and imminently departing cat. Hoping there is not a screwdriver or tape measure in there as well.
by VT_Jeff
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Jeffs FS14 LS
Replies: 221
Views: 18451

Re: Jeffs FS14 LS

Hi Jeff, the boat looks great. Can I ask a stupid question, bearing in mind that I may have missed the answer and preempted it with "Stupid Question". Will the platform etc. be bonded in to the sockets you have created and sealed? I only ask this as I cant work out how they drain if they ...