ZIP keel Battens

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Bill W
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ZIP keel Battens

Post by Bill W » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:30 pm

Do the keel battens extend all the way to frame 5 1/2 ? Or just how far forward should they go ?

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Re: ZIP keel Battens

Post by vupilot » Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:27 pm

They do not go to frame 5-1/2.

They go forward as much as they can without interfering with the installation of the bottom planking. Ideally the bottom planking will put slight pressure on them and they will probably take a little fairing to get a nice flat fit against the bottom planking.
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Re: ZIP keel Battens

Post by joshuab » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:02 pm

Ditto to what chris said
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Re: ZIP keel Battens

Post by mrintense » Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:47 am

Agreed, however I should add that take your time and make sure these are going to fit and put no pressure points on the planking.
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Re: ZIP keel Battens

Post by BillW » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:40 am

Hi Bill W,

A somewhat related issue can be seen in the above picture posted by Joshuab:

Notice that the building form was faired off a bit, to allow clearance with the plywood planking. Right hand side of picture.

I believe that's what we are seeing here; I did that, anyway.

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Re: ZIP keel Battens

Post by vupilot » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:56 pm

Good point BillW. Yes, the front edge of the build form at frame 5-1/2 needs to be cut away for clearance when installing the bottom planking.

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