Pluggin along with the FL12

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Pluggin along with the FL12

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Took a few current pics taken today. Started doing some sanding because we ran out of epxoy :( I dabble in furniture making in my free time ( that was before I decided to build a boat) and I have never gone through more sand paper then I did today 8O . All in all my brother and I are having a blast putting this little puddle jumper together. The only complaint I have is having to wake up every morning and head to the office rather then head to the garage :lol: BTW does anyone want a ping pong table so I can get the damn thing out of the way :lol:

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You look to be off to a great start. I bought a 3 gallon kit of epoxy and i have completely coated the entire boat. I probably used a lot more than necessary as I used a brush for the seams and a roller for all the flat areas. I also fibered the entire bottom so that required a lot more epoxy. And i added fiber to some areas of the seat tops that wasn't in the plans. I have about a quarter of resin and hardner left. I still need to make filler to place under the rubrails but i think i'll have just enough. It goes by real fast. Also, I bought the small containter of quickfair and that was enough to fair the tape seams on the inside. And i might have enought for the seams on the chines. But I do need to coat the quickfair with epoxy as well, so i'm really biting my nails.

Nice looking seams and corners by the way.

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I made more progress today. I was able to cut the mid seat locker, the rub rail, PVC clamps and did some sanding. I also dry fit the rub rail to see if a 6ft pace pipe was going to be enough and also trimmed the ends to with a couple inches. I had to use a strip of 3/8 for the port side of the rub rail. When I purchased the wood one of the panels had a bit of a bend in it. Just so happens that the bend wound up on the shear line, bowing the panel into the cabin area. The three 1/4" strips just followed the contour of the bow so hence the 3/8" substitute. Ended up working like a charm! Situations like these are why I think I enjoy this project so much. If we make a mistake some where it’s correctible.

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Re: Pluggin along with the FL12

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JBing wrote:The only complaint I have is having to wake up every morning and head to the office rather then head to the garage
I'm having the same problem. I don't seem to have any motivation to do anything but work on the boat, consider the boat, plan.... quite inexplicable.

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how much flex is expected in the flooring between each set of seats? Ours seem to flex a bit when just adding pressure just with a hand. Would it be with in reason to add another sheet of 3/8" or even 1/2" to the floor? Im just worried that if someone where to board the boat from a dock and loose their footing they might go through the hull 8O

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a few updated pictures... seat lockers were done by hand, my router took a dump

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and here we are L.N.K. aka the (Late Night Krew) left is Jason my brother, middle is my wife Michelle and on the right is me Jeff (Jbing) :D BTW Michelle hates this site, she says it has taken over my life :lol: :lol: :lol:

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well that last picture sucked, looks like I'm going to have to crop it a little :doh:

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Anyone have any input on the flooring?

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I haven't read anywhere that you deviated from the plans, so I'll reiterate what many have said here: "Don't overbuild". Flex is ok, and remember you'll be standing in the boat when it's on the water, spreading that load differently than just up on your stands. I actually underbuilt my D5 and it's just fine.

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