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Hi Guys,

We've recently finalized our latest Skiff Life project build, a Bateau Fast Skiff 14 Low Sheer (FS14_LS) model. I've uploaded two galleries, one of the build step by step and one of the different configurations as the team tried out different layouts. Click the photo below for a photo gallery.


You'll notice the final seating arrangement is a livewell/cooler with cushion mounted on a swivel. This is actually a Omaha Steaks shipping cooler wrapped in 1708 biaxial fiberglass/epoxy LOL. Hey, it did the job. We are fortunate enough manufacture our own fishing decals, so we were able to print our own wrap for the hull.

Here is the link to the article with specs, more photos etc: https://www.skifflife.com/2963975/boat-building/

Build Pics Gallery:
https://www.microskiff.com/media/albums/skiff-life-fs14-build.308/

Configuration/Completed Gallery:

https://www.microskiff.com/media/albums/skiff-life-fs14-config.309/

Next up will be our largest boat project in the 18-20 foot range. Enjoy!
 

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"You'll notice the final seating arrangement is a livewell/cooler with cushion mounted on a swivel. This is actually a Omaha Steaks shipping cooler wrapped in 1708 biaxial fiberglass/epoxy LOL. Hey, it did the job."

Wait, you got a cooler full of steak then made the foam box into a bad azz cooler for your skiff... I'm guessing you saved several hundred dollars and a few pounds over a Yeti plus got some 'free' steak. Well done sir, well done!
 

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Wait, you got a cooler full of steak then made the foam box into a bad azz cooler for your skiff... I'm guessing you saved several hundred dollars and a few pounds over a Yeti plus got some 'free' steak. Well done sir, well done!
LOL, unfortunately the cooler was long empty when it showed up at our shop hahaha...the shape was perfect for the cockpit area and created the ability to still swivel in any direction. Materials (cost of steak excluded) was around $20 USD.
 

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Why did you swap out the hatch lids?
The first hatches while looking more integrated were not self-draining and were a pain every time it rained. There is a reason quality fiberglass hatches cost so much and are worth the extra money. Lesson learned, next project we'll take the extra time or pay for self-draining hatches.

What brand hatches are these and are they dry?
These were off eBay or Amazon. Very affordable just make sure you get the raised lip with rubber gasket. You can seal the edge with 3M 4200 and they do not leak.
 
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