Hull draft is without skeg (+3/4"). Cockpit is
self bailing up to 800 lbs at normal trim.
The Micro Flats boat FS14_LS fills a gap between our
wide flats boats like the PH16/PH18 and our fishing paddle boards FS13 and
The PH16 and PH18 are full fledged flats boat that can
take a crew of 4 or 5 persons, the paddle boards FS13 and SK14 are boards
that can take a small engine. The FS14_LS is a very small and light flats
boat that can take a crew of one or two persons and perform well with a
small tiller outboard.
The hull is based on our popular FS14, almost the same
hull but cut with a low and straight sheer.
The moderate vee hull will
move her reasonably well through a small chop. She is easy and economical
to build .
This is small boat that will plane easily with a 15 HP and fly with a 25
HP. Anything larger is dangerous.
A 25 HP requires the the transom to be made from 2 layers of 9 mm plywood
plus the clamping board. There is sufficient plywood in our nesting.
Foam sandwich version:
This boat can be built in foam sandwich. The hull shape is identical but
the fiberglass lamination schedule is very different. There is a small
weight reduction: between 20 and 50 lbs depending on the skills of the
The foam sandwich version uses marine foam: Divynicell or equivalent for
the hull and framing and high density PVC foam (Aquaplas) for the transom.
The plans for the foam sandwich version are sold separately.
It is possible to build an hybrid version: hull skin made from
plywood-epoxy and all flat parts like frames, sole and deck from foam
sandwich. The weight of the hybrid version is equal to the weight of the
foam sandwich version.
A graphite bottom is strongly recommended and cost about $ 8.00 (2016)
when added to the last layer of epoxy resin.
Despite the cost of shipping, those materials may cost
cost less online than purchased locally.
Our complete kit cost about (c0ming soon) shipping
included, materials purchased separately should cost around. .
The hull shell can be build in 40 hours but those hours will be spread
over several weeks because of the required resin curing time.
Visit our message board, help pages, tutorial pages and read our FAQ: most
questions are answered there.
As with all our plans, you have the right to build one
boat from those plans. The designer holds the copyright to the design
and you purchase a license to build one boat. If you plan to build more
than one boat, please contact us about licensing fees.
Professional builders must consult the designer.
The plans are available in metric or inches.
The plans show the dimensions for all parts of the boat as cut flat on the
floor. We show the layout of all parts on standard plywood sheets.
Building notes with step by step instructions are
The printed plans are printed on tabloid size paper,
11x17 (279 x 432 mm). The down loadable plans are in PDF format letter
size. The purchase of the more expensive printed version includes access
to the Digital Download plans.
Digital plans are available immediately.
Important note: These plans are copyrighted. The PDF
file can not be copied or distributed. As for any of our plans, you
purchase a license to build one boat.
If you plan to build more than one unit, for example
for a boy scout troop or a school project, please contact us.
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