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by BruceB
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: best glue for vertical bonding
Replies: 5
Views: 2951

Re: best glue for vertical bonding

Milled glass fiber
by BruceB
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: best glue for vertical bonding
Replies: 5
Views: 2951

best glue for vertical bonding

I am ready to glue the plywood sides to the chines and sheers. I have been using epoxy w/hardener with a peanut butter consistency. But, it still sags and could get pretty messes. I have seen epoxy and hardener in a caulk tube that says no sag, but it is pretty expensive. Lastly, there is 3m 5200. A...
by BruceB
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Major problem applying sides
Replies: 7
Views: 1745

Re: Major problem applying sides

16' wide bottom, standard sides drift boat, a Hankinson design. Thanks for your help.
by BruceB
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Major problem applying sides
Replies: 7
Views: 1745

Re: Major problem applying sides

Here are three photos. overall, chine and sheer
by BruceB
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Major problem applying sides
Replies: 7
Views: 1745

Major problem applying sides

Next is applying plywood sides to the chines and sheers. I put a straight edge across the outside of the chines and sheers and it is not flush. It only touches part of each. It is worst where they met at the stem. The plan calls for the chines to twist to match the stem. However, that brings them in...
by BruceB
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Which comes first chines and sheers or keel
Replies: 3
Views: 2519

Re: Which comes first chines and sheers or keel

THANK YOU ALL!!! With your help I have completed framework, chines and sheers are installed.
by BruceB
Fri May 17, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Which comes first chines and sheers or keel
Replies: 3
Views: 2519

Which comes first chines and sheers or keel

The stem and transom are currently temporarily anchored. Pulling on the chines moves both. Is it better to attach the keel first to stabilize both?
by BruceB
Mon May 06, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: bending and attaching chines
Replies: 5
Views: 1922

bending and attaching chines

Question #3 I am attempting bend and align the chines. I am able to bend the chines but when I bring them next the stem, they come in at a 45 degree angle. It is if I have to twist the chine so it is parallel to the side of the stem. It appears to be the same problem for alignment with the transom. ...
by BruceB
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: BONDING CHINES AND BATTENS #2
Replies: 3
Views: 1298

Re: BONDING CHINES AND BATTENS #2

I thicken it a little, Should it be more like peanut butter?
by BruceB
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: BONDING CHINES AND BATTENS #2
Replies: 3
Views: 1298

BONDING CHINES AND BATTENS #2

I am bonding chines and battens I am laying them on the wide side coating both surfaces, let stand for a little time the creating a sandwich. The problem I am having is when I apply a little pressure and let stand as time goes by the epoxy slowly leaks out the sides sometimes leaving a air gap in th...
by BruceB
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: 16' Drift Boat Build
Replies: 3
Views: 4183

Re: 16' Drift Boat Build

i AM BUILDING A 16' WILD BOTTOM STANDARD SIDES. They recommend 18' long sides which is 5 sheets and the wide bottom is 4 sheets. Your sheers and chines are 16' and 19'. Get use to scarthing. :)
by BruceB
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: BONDING CHINES AND BATTENS
Replies: 6
Views: 2353

BONDING CHINES AND BATTENS

When you are bonding scarfs, should you use filler with the epoxy?
by BruceB
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: warped forms
Replies: 1
Views: 1132

warped forms

I am building a 16' drift boat. The plans call for forms made of 3/4 plywood( not marine) that create the shape of the boat. All three forms have warped in the wing extensions where the sheers will be wrapped. I took them off and weighted them down, but after a week when I remove the weights the war...
by BruceB
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: cutting methods
Replies: 3
Views: 1292

cutting methods

Hi, again, I destroyed the stem I made for my 16' drift boat. The plans require a 45 degree point on the front side, the length of the stem. I tried cutting it with a table saw but it took too much material. How are all of you tackling this issue? Also, looking at what wood to buy for the 1x2 chines...
by BruceB
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: side planking width
Replies: 9
Views: 2403

Re: side planking width

Thank you