Smoky Mountain's FS13

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Smoky Mountain's FS13

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Well the bug has bitten me again :help: . I ordered the FS13 plans in November, already had the necessary plywood in the shop and needed a new project (not like I'm busy enough) = recipe for a new boat!!!!

I want to use this craft on some of the larger tailwater rivers in around East TN when generation is 1 or less, in the salt on the ocean side (when boat not available and bait busting) and when I want to get really shallow. Some features I am considering are thru holes fore / aft for a pole, an anchor system off the bow controlled from the center and installation of a small jet (7 hp) for propulsion 8O . I'm trying to find a water cooled engine like jetsurf or poweski uses, if anyone has ideas let me know. I've found a 7.7 RC motor that zenoh makes on gizomotors. Bradley found a small jet impeller MHZ makes ... Still investigating ....

I've looked at some fishing paddle boards company's for ideas on features and Bote has some really good ones. The Bote Rackham has thru holes and a pre-made frame for hanging your gear on. I may get the frame for Christmas 8) .

On to building ...I've already cut my panels out, completed most splices and should be stitching this week.

Drawing out the panel. Used a fake wood square molding for a batten.

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The best tool ever for cutting panels!!
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Panels being spliced. Still need to splice sole.
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Laminating the transom.

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Fitting the stringers / Bulkheads
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Next pic's should be a stitched boat. If anybody has idea in some neat feature to add let me know.



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Re: Smoky Mountain's FS13

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Dang Andy, you've been busy 8) And still got another boat to finish? I plan to start mine right after the holidays and some other stuff is over with.

Merry Christmas to you and all your family :D
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The best tool ever for cutting panels!!


The cuts look nice and clean Andy, good start.

Bitten again myself, V10 on it's way.

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BBV is incurable :help:
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Looking good Andy :D Time for a photo update though :wink:
Have you been able to utilize any imported labor from Sevierville :doh:
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Re: Smoky Mountain's FS13

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Hi,

I love your work and pictures and I also would like to get such a plywood cutting tool you mentioned, but no matter how much I zoomed into the picture of the tool I cant read its name. I read craftiman or craitimak but none of this is correct because I cannot find tools with this name. I am looking at Amazons Mini Circular saws for quite some time but none has complete positive recommendations.
Please let me know which tool you use.

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Re: Smoky Mountain's FS13

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I have a Rockwell Versacut. It is not what's in the picture but somewhat like it. It works well on plywood up to 12 mm. I use it mostly for 6 mm.
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Re: Smoky Mountain's FS13

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I have a Makita 5" battery operated saw but I can't cut nice lines with it without a fence. I had surprisingly good results with Jacques' suggestion of a normal skillsaw to cut the panels.


Larry says:
I plan to start mine right after the holidays and some other stuff is over with.
What are you going to build?
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I've got a battery powered 5" Dewalt that does a great job for cutting anything up to 3/4" or so. I don't recognize the brand of that one either, but I do know Andy. He's an engineer and he doesn't buy junk tools.
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Re: Smoky Mountain's FS13

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What are you going to build?
The same. FS13.
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