MAB's FS14LS

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MAB's FS14LS

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Hey All,

Almost ready to begin my fs14ls build, cant wait to dive in!
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Re: MAB's FS14LS

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Sounds good :D Post lots of pictures, we like our boat porn :wink:

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Nice! The FS14LS community is growing!
There are only two seasons in Vermont: boating season, and boat-building season.

Completed Paul Butler 14' Clark Fork Drifter
Completed Jacques Mertens FS14LS + 10%, Build Thread
Started Iain Oughtred Tammie Norrie

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Re: MAB's FS14LS

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MB, Welcome to our Builders Forum!! We look forward to watching your build!! Jeff

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Re: MAB's FS14LS

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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 lot of my plywood has developed some curves so hopefully i can use that to my advantage when i place the long panels on the frames.

On the transom the plans say the following: 'Note that we show one layer for the transom and one layer for a clamping board. You can make the clamping board the same size as the transom, in other words, have a transom made from 2 layers or 2 layers of 9mm plus the clamping board. This is required if you install a 25 HP.'

And then further below: 'Note that the plans show the stringers dimensions to fit under the clamping board. If you build the whole transom from 2 layers, you must take that in account and cut a slice off the rear of the stringers: 10 mm or 3/8”. We show that cutting line.

The CNC kit came with (3) full transom pieces which threw me off - my plan is to have (2) layers for my transom which will be hanging a 20 hp. Which leaves me a spare transom layer from my CNC kit. Is the intent for that 3rd layer to be trimmed to fit for a clamping board? Do I need a clamping board for a 20hp if I already have (2) layers, or is that overkill? Either way it looks like I have to trim the 3/8" off the end of the stringers.
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Re: MAB's FS14LS

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markabernardi wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:23 pm 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 lot of my plywood has developed some curves so hopefully i can use that to my advantage when i place the long panels on the frames.

On the transom the plans say the following: 'Note that we show one layer for the transom and one layer for a clamping board. You can make the clamping board the same size as the transom, in other words, have a transom made from 2 layers or 2 layers of 9mm plus the clamping board. This is required if you install a 25 HP.'

And then further below: 'Note that the plans show the stringers dimensions to fit under the clamping board. If you build the whole transom from 2 layers, you must take that in account and cut a slice off the rear of the stringers: 10 mm or 3/8”. We show that cutting line.

The CNC kit came with (3) full transom pieces which threw me off - my plan is to have (2) layers for my transom which will be hanging a 20 hp. Which leaves me a spare transom layer from my CNC kit. Is the intent for that 3rd layer to be trimmed to fit for a clamping board? Do I need a clamping board for a 20hp if I already have (2) layers, or is that overkill? Either way it looks like I have to trim the 3/8" off the end of the stringers.
I think the transom is a good place for overkill. If it were me, I'd use the 3rd piece at least for a clamping board and possibly full-sized. Mine uses 2 full-sized pieces plus a clamping board for a 20hp 4-stroke with elec start and elec tilt,and it still flexed some and cause a crack between the transom and rear deck. I notched my stringers into the inner layer to avoid the need to modify the stringers. Not sure if your kit stringers were cut for 1, 2 or 3 layers.
There are only two seasons in Vermont: boating season, and boat-building season.

Completed Paul Butler 14' Clark Fork Drifter
Completed Jacques Mertens FS14LS + 10%, Build Thread
Started Iain Oughtred Tammie Norrie

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Re: MAB's FS14LS

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X2 on what VT Jeff said.

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