Transition joint on Squirt?

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jeff k
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Transition joint on Squirt?

Postby jeff k » Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:43 pm

Hello fellow builders,
I am just about done with fairing on my Squirt build and am getting ready for planking. Is a transition joint used on a Squirt? I have poured over the plans and instructions and don't see anything to indicate either way. Looking at what I have in front of me on the building form I'm thinking no...but then second guess myself right after. Thoughts? opinions?
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Re: Transition joint on Squirt?

Postby rbrandenstein » Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:52 pm

I believe the answer is yes, you need one. As the bottom plywood approaches the stem, it can no longer overlap the side plywood, but needs to butt it. If you overlapped, you would have to sand too much to get the shape correct.

Here is a link to Art Atkinson's Squirt build blog. Art built a beautiful Squirt and covers a lot of details you might find helpful. In the March 2010 archive it shows a picture of his bottom plywood and the transition joint.

Link: http://artatkinson.blogspot.com/2010_03_01_archive.html
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