Fairing questions

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jeff k
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Fairing questions

Postby jeff k » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:25 am

Hello all,
I am building a squirt. I have frames assembled and keel and battens installed. When I start fairing, do I get my frames sanded out nice and then fair the battens to the frames? or do the battens stay slightly higher then the frames seeing that the hull material is not glued or fastened to the frames. Kinda scratching my head here.
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Re: Fairing questions

Postby Bill Edmundson » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:50 am

Jeff

I glue the bottom and topsides to the frames and battens. I put a row of screws to the keel, chines and shears. I usually have a few screws to the frames to hold the skin while gluing. But, NOT a row.

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Re: Fairing questions

Postby John K » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:33 am

Jeff, Bill has it all summed up. Just make sure your frames are not higher than the battens. You want the "skin" to sit on the battens not frames. My frames and battens were the same height.

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Re: Fairing questions

Postby jeff k » Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:56 pm

Thank you to both of you.
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