Bob's FS18

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She looks great!



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It was a big weekend. Got down to Ft. Pierce on Friday to pick up the custom Float On trailer that I ordered through Boat Builder Central (thanks again Reid and Jeff!).

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Saturday was flip day! Hull was ready with its fifth coat of primer to be turned over. While the boat was off, my plan was re-build the strong back and all of the new parts were ready to go.

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Rolled out and set her down. I mowed the yard for the occasion!

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It took about an hour to improve the strong back with shorter, more well-braced legs and carpeted bunks.

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Flipped over and back on top. I had placed tape to keep adhesive from squirting through the stitch holes.

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Looks nice!

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Boat looks great....

But, you need to throw some saw dust and epoxy on the floor!

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HA! Mom taught me to "clean as I go" in the kitchen. I guess I do the same thing in the garage...

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Very nice & well done Toadfish!!! Very good seeing you last Friday and glad you returned without a problem!!!!! Jeff

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toadfish wrote: Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:30 pm HA! Mom taught me to "clean as I go" in the kitchen. I guess I do the same thing in the garage...
I hear you there. I can't tell you how many times I've blown out the garage. Just didn't want it tracked in the house. That strongback looks good and you will like having it lower. I wish mine was about 6 inches lower that it is now.

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Finally have the inside seams taped and cloth inside the hull. Unfortunately, schedule didn't allow this to be done wet on wet, so there was some sanding between steps. Tape "guidelines" helped keep the glass tape straight with a uniform overlap on the keel.

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Even though there is glass cloth on the entire outside of the hull, only 6" on the inside as called for in the plans.

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Initial tacking of the stringers. The knees were already placed so that they could be integrated into the taping of the transom. Don't like that epoxy puddle!

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Fred Flintstone stringer clamps-

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Nice work toadfish!!! Jeff

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Toadfish,

You really are doing some nice clean work!!!
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