Utility - spray rails - stem strip

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Utility - spray rails - stem strip

Postby largej » Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:45 am

Hi Folks,
I have the hull fully planked and will be fiberglassing soon. I assume the spray rails and stem strip are fitted after glassing and before priming?

Also, I have been using SYP but need to get new lumber for this part of the project. I might not have too many choices in type of wood;but want to be sure I pick lumber with the right grain orientation considering the bending involved. Any suggestions will be helpful.
Stock for spray rails will need to be 1X1-1/4, stem strip will be 1/2X1

Side note - is there an easier way to sand screw holes after filling with thickened epoxy? Maybe a different mixture? I use silica and wood dust.

Thanks -- Jim
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Re: Utility - spray rails - stem strip

Postby chugalug » Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:07 pm

:D I used silica and microballoons ordered from Glen-l .sanding was not a problem .Mix was 1 part silica to 1 part micro.Mix.mix up epoxy and hardener first ,then add powder until right mix for you. I like sticky peanut butter.
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Re: Utility - spray rails - stem strip

Postby jamundsen » Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:26 pm

micro balloons sand way easier than silica but should be used in non structural locations like your holes.
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Re: Utility - spray rails - stem strip

Postby chugalug » Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:15 pm

:D Yeah! I know! I had lots of holes! :lol:
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Re: Utility - spray rails - stem strip

Postby largej » Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:28 pm

Thanks for the tip! Hope to get feedback on the spray rails and trim - the plans did not have too much to offer. I looked back at other builds and didn't find too much info.
Jim

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Re: Utility - spray rails - stem strip

Postby Bill Edmundson » Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:47 pm

Rails and trim go on after glassing.

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Re: Utility - spray rails - stem strip

Postby largej » Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:43 am

Thanks Bill.
Plans call for 1X1-1/4 Mahogany or White oak Spray rails. Can I really bend that stuff? I had a hard time with chines and they were 3/4 and SYP

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Re: Utility - spray rails - stem strip

Postby vupilot » Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:30 pm

You could do them in two separate laminations if you wish.

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Re: Utility - spray rails - stem strip

Postby largej » Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:08 am

That's is true, but I wanted to keep them natural. The hull trim will be the only mahogany on the boat.

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Re: Utility - spray rails - stem strip

Postby largej » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:57 am

Hi Folks,
For the 1x1-1/4 spray rails -If I do use 1/2 laminations, won't that put too many penetrations in the hull considering I will be screwing (and gluing) each one down individually and the 2nd lamination will be screwed through the 1st and into the planking and chine? Use screws every 6 inches?
I will just soak and steam the stem trim strip to make it fit.
Thanks for the advise.
Jim


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