Is your boat a Bateau FS18? The boat is absolutely beautiful, what an incredible build. If it is an FS18, you definitely need to post on the Bateau forum, everyone would love to see more of your build pics. Wow, great job, a boat you can really be proud of, thanks for sharing these pictures.
I'm curious now, have you ever posted these pics on the Bateau forum? I would like to see more pics during the build, and with the new hatch. Definitely the nicest FS18 I've seen, and I built one for myself 2 years ago. How well does it row, I would think you can really get it cranking along pretty good with those oars.Yes, it is a FS18. I used the NRS raised oarlocks that are made for whitewater rafts. Without a raised oarlock you would hit your knees since the sheer line is so low. I made a removable console with a carbon fiber grab bar because I do certain stuff that is better with a wide open floor. There has been a few more upgrades since these pics were taken like an anchor fairlead off the bow and a walnut hatch instead of plastic. Thanks for the compliments!
Yes I did make the grab bar. It is a piece of foam pipe insulation with 4 layers laminate. carbon fiber/dyed fiberglass inside and outside layer with 2 layers carbon fiber/Kevlar weave sandwiched between. I wrapped the foam around a 5 gallon bucket for the radius. The compass is a Brunton.A Hyfield lever, I like that. Did you wrap the carbon fiber tube yourself?
Also, what compass is that ? (same need)