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by polarisman14
Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:58 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stretched Flying Saucer Build
Replies: 185
Views: 30126

Re: Stretched Flying Saucer Build

Sounds good guys, thanks for the advice. It sounds like it's normal for there to be a good amount of twist from frame 5 1/2 to the stem landing point before fairing, which is what I was most concerned about. Since I am fitting the chine from the transom to the stem versus the other way around, I'll ...
by polarisman14
Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stretched Flying Saucer Build
Replies: 185
Views: 30126

Re: Stretched Flying Saucer Build

Got a little creative with some left over brake rotors. http://i512.photobucket.com/albums/t324/polarisman14/Glen-L%20Flying%20Saucer/1008131712.jpg My concern (still) is that if I twist and bend the chine to get it to parallel with the stem and it is already attached to frame 5 1l2 that there will ...
by polarisman14
Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:55 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stretched Flying Saucer Build
Replies: 185
Views: 30126

Re: Stretched Flying Saucer Build

OK, so you do have to make the edge of the chine parallel with the stem.That is what I was wondering about. I already steam bent and dried the curve into it so now I need to wet the front half of the chine and work on twisting it parallel. It isn't off by too much as it is now, maybe 20 degrees or s...
by polarisman14
Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stretched Flying Saucer Build
Replies: 185
Views: 30126

Re: Stretched Flying Saucer Build

I was considering taking a block of wood and sticking it between the two chines about a foot forward of frame 5 1/2, then trying to steam bend around that as well. I was figuring just eyeballing the required length of that piece and just sticking it in there, bending around it would force the chines...
by polarisman14
Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stretched Flying Saucer Build
Replies: 185
Views: 30126

Re: Stretched Flying Saucer Build

When you did yours gd, did you attach the chines at frame 5 1/2 glued and screwed, and then twist it from 5 1/2 to the stem, or did you just vary the shape and depth of the notches all the way back to the transom to allow a larger length to twist the chine over? It doesn't look as bad as I thought--...
by polarisman14
Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:54 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stretched Flying Saucer Build
Replies: 185
Views: 30126

Re: Stretched Flying Saucer Build

Advice would be much appreciated. I'm waiting a day for the chines to dry in their clamped position before removal so that I won't lose their shape while working the notches to their correct shape and depth.
by polarisman14
Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stretched Flying Saucer Build
Replies: 185
Views: 30126

Re: Stretched Flying Saucer Build

I currently have the chines clamped down to the bottoms of the notches so that I'll be steaming as much of the final contour in as possible. I then plan on un-clamping and removing the chines and filing/shimming the notches until it fits properly and doing the final install. My question was regardin...
by polarisman14
Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stretched Flying Saucer Build
Replies: 185
Views: 30126

Re: Stretched Flying Saucer Build

I wrapped the chines in towels, was able to pull them together and fasten them with a zip tie, and steam them while in the notches. They aren't pulled down to them, but they are in the right location. I'm gonna clamp them flat to the notches, and steam them again in an hour or so. http://i512.photob...
by polarisman14
Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stretched Flying Saucer Build
Replies: 185
Views: 30126

Re: Stretched Flying Saucer Build

Sweet. Based on that picture I think I'd rather the chines land a little lower anyway--visualizing the boat flipped over I think it'd look better if the space between the chine meeting point and decking was somewhat near to the gunwale height to make it look more uniform. Plus it seems it may keep t...
by polarisman14
Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:57 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stretched Flying Saucer Build
Replies: 185
Views: 30126

Re: Stretched Flying Saucer Build

That's why I asked--if I were to push the chines out slightly before cutting them then I could avoid the second lamination I think. I'll see what it looks like once I get the rear 2/3 attached. I think that's probably why in the boatbuilding book it suggests you attach it to the stem first and make ...
by polarisman14
Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stretched Flying Saucer Build
Replies: 185
Views: 30126

Re: Stretched Flying Saucer Build

Excellent. Just what I wanted to hear and sounds quite a bit easier than what I was imagining. Is there a point where the chines can land too low on the stem? I can assume that if I visualize the hull flipped over, as long a the chines don't end up pointing down toward the waterline that they will w...
by polarisman14
Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stretched Flying Saucer Build
Replies: 185
Views: 30126

Re: Stretched Flying Saucer Build

I managed to find a quick and easy solution to bend the stem back into place--the block of wood in the picture below just wedges between the stem and the manifold for the furnace (and I thought it was going to be in the way!) and puts just enough pressure to bring the stem back into alignment. I use...
by polarisman14
Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:32 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stretched Flying Saucer Build
Replies: 185
Views: 30126

Re: Stretched Flying Saucer Build

I have limbers cut for all frame sections :). I just need to use the rasp I bought and put them in the bottom battens at the transom once those are installed. I had considered the over-bending idea but generally the bend in plywood comes from the outer ply being drier than the other ones--now that o...
by polarisman14
Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stretched Flying Saucer Build
Replies: 185
Views: 30126

Re: Stretched Flying Saucer Build

No photo updates, but the keel is now bolted to the stem and bolted and glued to the transom via the transom knee. To my dismay the threads on the outer transom knee bolt holes did not go far enough down on the bolts so I had to use some plywood washers to get it to draw to the keel and transom. I'l...
by polarisman14
Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stretched Flying Saucer Build
Replies: 185
Views: 30126

Re: Stretched Flying Saucer Build

The word of the day was shims. Even after I fixed the stem to 5 1/2 relationship the landing for the stem was still not quite the perfect angle and the notch cut was too deep for the keel to end up proud of the stem for fairing. As a result I had to laminate a piece of 1/4" ply to the stem alon...

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