FS14 Layout Modifications

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FS14 Layout Modifications

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Good afternoon everyone,

I am in the middle of my FS14 build and have just flipped the hull over to start the inside. Attached is a sketch of my proposed alteration and the progress update on the build. Appreciate any feedback on ideas and issues that might arise from this modification.

My thoughts are that keeping at least one of the middle frames running full width will be helpful for the structure to maintain rigidity.
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Re: FS14 Layout Modifications

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What is the distance between the frames in the middle? From the rear deck frame to the half frames of the benches? It should be not more than 36".
Also, you must keep all the floor frames.

I think that this layout is on the heavy side. You put the features of a large boat in a small one.
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Re: FS14 Layout Modifications

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It is a little longer at 4'-4" from the forward frame on the rear seat to the forward frame on the middle bench. Understand the concerns on weight. Now you have me thinking about opening up the deck completely and eliminating the middle bench but installing low profile frames similar to a strip planked on frame boat, say every 18". Maybe I'm out of my mind on this, but I like the open concept with a cooler in the middle for a bench.

Then again, adding a sole across most of the boat is probably very heavy as well. Appreciate the thoughts on this and sorry if I'm messing with a good design. Just like tinkering with custom designs.

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