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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Tony Hain » Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:35 pm

Well have finished the first layer of planking on the sides and am about to start on the bottom. It is my intention to use a full (8' x 4') sheet on the flat aft section. Approx. transom to frame 4. I will cut a 45 off the end of the sheet to continue the angled planking forward to the bow.

In "Building with plywood" it says not to fasten sheets to the athwartship frames, longitudinals only. I am using epoxy and raptor staples.

QUESTION: I assume fastening only refers to screws etc, so do I still glue the sheets to the frames or only the battens. Secondly what did others builders do to avoid getting glue in the limbers?

Thanks for any advice.
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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby jprice » Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:42 am

Yeah, I think gluing to the frames is fine. That's what I did after the planking was attached.
The whole point of not attaching to the frames is to not create an unfair line or potential stress point.
Technically, if your frame was faired absolutely perfectly, then there would be no issue with attaching the planking to the it. But what around these boat builds is perfect? :wink:

What I did was over faired the frames so that they didn't touch the planking at all. They had around a 1/8" gap to the planking. Then after the flip I used a caulk tube filled with thickened epoxy to fill the gaps.

For keeping glue out of the limbers, I just used rolled up pieces of plastic drop cloth to fill them, and then pulled it out after the epoxy cured.

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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Tony Hain » Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:37 pm

Thanks Jeff

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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Tony Hain » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:38 pm

Well finished the first layer of planking on the transom and sides and ready to start the first layer on the bottom. Going to use a full sheet on the flat rear area from the transom forward. Fairly pleased with my efforts so far. Looking forward to the bottom first layer being finished as it will be the first time I will have seen the hull's full shape.
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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Tony Hain » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:41 pm

Bottom full sheets marked out ready for gluing
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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby jprice » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:13 am

That's looking really good!
...and I envy all the space you have.

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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:13 am

Very nice, Tony!
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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Tony Hain » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:33 pm

Thanks Jeff and Gayle. Yes I see photos of some builder's shops and wonder how they manage a build with such little space. "Needs must" I guess.
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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby mrintense » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:03 pm

Looking very cool Tony. Great work so far. Soon you'll be flippin'!
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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Tony Hain » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:18 pm

Thanks Carl. Yes the next big phase to plan and research is just which timber (or type of mahogony) to use for the final layer. Where to buy and how much and also resawing down for planking. I can do this while I finish off the other layers of ply.
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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby vettepilot » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:49 am

I will have to get down one day and share a beer with you... nice work :D
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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Tony Hain » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:45 am

Always welcome Vettepilot
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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Tony Hain » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:31 pm

Finished the first ply layer of planking. Not too bad, but "Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's off to sand I go" or is that "Ho hum, Ho hum!"
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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Trackhappy » Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:37 am

Looking great Tony!!! It's neat when you get that first layer on, really starts to look like you own a boat. :D
Now get cracking... IAGG in October :twisted:
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Re: Tahoe 23

Postby Tony Hain » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:14 pm

I wont be floating at the IAGG in October. Just finished the second layer of ply. Nothing really to see. Same as the first. So guess what! It's back to sanding,but then it is the final layer of ply on the bottom, sanding and I'll finally be ready for the mahogany. I'm not totally sure about the 3rd layer of ply on the bottom. As it doesn't have a matching 3rd layer on the side, when you get close to the stem there is not another sheet to butt up to. Further back from the stem it is not an issue. I guess it will just require a lot of sanding to fair that piece into the side. I'll deal with it when I get there. It will probably become clearer then.
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