Solo Flats Skiff 13 FS13 Complete MarinEpoxy/CNC Kit
Complete FS13 kit includes everything you need to build this boat including the CNC Cut Plywood, as well as the Epoxy/Fiberglass:
– Printed Plans
– Complete CNC Kit
– 1 1/2 gallons epoxy resin
– 6 yards of woven fiberglass 6 oz.
– 2 pounds of woodflour for putty and glue
– 2 gallons buoyancy foam
The epoxy-fiberglass kits do not include the plans or the plywood!
The kit includes all the epoxy and fiberglass listed in our Bill of Materials. Our MarinEpoxy Resin is a high-performance marine resin specially formulated for our building method. It has a low viscosity and is ideal for fiberglass lamination. It wets the fiberglass evenly and fast. The mixing ratio is simple: one volume of hardener for two volumes of resin.
To make putty and glue, mix the resin with the fillers supplied in the kit. Add filler to reach a ketchup like viscosity for glue, add more fillers to a peanut butter consistency for fillets and putty. For information on how to use resin and fiberglass please visit our tutorials.
More Supplies, Refills, and Custom Kits:
Our kits contain enough resin and fiberglass to completely finish your boat. The quantities are based not only on our BOM calculations but also on years of experience and feedback from our builders. In many cases, we supply too much resin because it is more economical to buy a large quantity. We also include a 15% waste and you should not run out of resin, however, first time builders may need more resin. Some may want to fiberglass more than what we specify or double the layers. In those cases, more resin may be needed. We sell extra resin and hardener separately at our online store BoatBuilderCentral.com. At BoatBuilderCentral.com you will also find accessories, tools, paint, and everything that you may need to customize your kit.
Discounts and vouchers:
If you bought the plans for this boat or an epoxy-fiberglass trial kit, you received a discount voucher for up to $50. You can use it for all kits listed at this web site but you must email the voucher number. Simply order a kit through our online order form and type the voucher number in additional information and we will apply the discount to your order.
Our plans show optional foam. To make this boat unsinkable we recommend our Coast Guard approved buoyancy foam. Each gallon expands to an average of 4 cubic feet. One cubic foot provides 62 lbs. of positive flotation.
The kit is cut on a computer-controlled router system (CNC numeric machining) for extremely accurate and precise panel creation. All parts are cut from BS 1088 Okoume plywood to the designer’s specifications. Each panel is cut leaving tabs between the piece and the waste plywood. This allows for safer shipping leaving small tabs for the customer to cut out, much like taking apart the pieces of models when we were kids. Thanks to our assembly system, you put your boat together in a few hours as described in our building method description. No need to measure or transfer dimensions and the precision is guaranteed. This means:
- Everything fits the first time.
- A very short construction time.
- The satisfaction of looking at a real boat hull in your shop after only one or two days.
- No woodworking experience needed: ideal for 1st-time boat builders.
- Fewer tools and less space required for assembly.