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by markabernardi
Sat Jan 08, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: MAB's FS14LS
Replies: 20
Views: 2003

Re: MAB's FS14LS

Made some permanent moves finally, stitch welded the seams with gel magic, cut the stiches and it held. Should have done more homework on getting the hull panels to fit on the transom, but I think (hope!) what i did is sufficient. a lot more pictures in the gallery now too. Finally got a cold snap h...
by markabernardi
Sat Nov 13, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: MAB's FS14LS
Replies: 20
Views: 2003

Re: MAB's FS14LS

ended up trimming the angle, had to remove transom and re-align, but i love that i won't have a large, hard-to-get-to gap to fill. https://www.community.boatbuildercentral.com/gallery/albums/userpics/93016/20211024_112019.jpg https://www.community.boatbuildercentral.com/gallery/albums/userpics/93016...
by markabernardi
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: MAB's FS14LS
Replies: 20
Views: 2003

Re: MAB's FS14LS

I added that third board for a thicker transom. as you can see, there is a bit of a gap between the hull and the stringer with the thicker transom. This results in the hull taking on concave shape. In order to remedy this i was thinking of trimming the angle off the transom so the hull sits flat. O...
by markabernardi
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: MAB's FS14LS
Replies: 20
Views: 2003

Re: MAB's FS14LS

looks like Jacques replied to a similar inquiry in the forums: ' No need for butt blocks. The kits use a puzzle joint, just as strong as a butt block. The puzzle joints (serration) are covered by fiberglass at the chine and rubrail . They are also covered by the seat top tape and most builders cover...
by markabernardi
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: MAB's FS14LS
Replies: 20
Views: 2003

Re: MAB's FS14LS

couldnt quite discern from the plans if the puzzle joints on the hull side panels require fiberglass on the outside? I know on the bottom panels, puzzle joints get completely glassed over on the exterior. That same bottom section of fiberglass overlaps the chine by 6" on the side panels. becaus...
by markabernardi
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: MAB's FS14LS
Replies: 20
Views: 2003

Re: MAB's FS14LS

I added that third board for a thicker transom. as you can see, there is a bit of a gap between the hull and the stringer with the thicker transom. This results in the hull taking on concave shape. In order to remedy this i was thinking of trimming the angle off the transom so the hull sits flat. Ot...
by markabernardi
Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: MAB's FS14LS
Replies: 20
Views: 2003

Re: MAB's FS14LS

Long hiatus, had to go on a fishing/crabbing binge in ilwaco, colorado, and galveston. made some progress tho!
by markabernardi
Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: MAB's FS14LS
Replies: 20
Views: 2003

Re: MAB's FS14LS

Fuzz - happy to oblige. Glued the long panels together, there was more play than I was anticipating so I didnt have to use a mallet to get the puzzle joints to mate up. 1st 2 layers of transom are together, as are the stringers with butt blocks. Glad I got the slow cure epoxy! Its so dry here that a...
by markabernardi
Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: MAB's FS14LS
Replies: 20
Views: 2003

MAB's FS14LS

Hey All,

Almost ready to begin my fs14ls build, cant wait to dive in!
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