Huck Finn 20. Transoms

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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Bulkheads A and side frames

Postby Oyster » Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:42 pm

jamundsen wrote:Heck I thought he was talking about me. :lol:

Actually if you guys would stay away from Hooters , you could get a lot more work done. :lol: :lol:

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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Bulkheads A and side frames

Postby upspirate » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:22 am

Hey, perfection takes time(and a change of scenery for inspiration)!!!LOL :wink: :lol: 8)

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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Bulkhead A side frame gluing

Postby jeffmo63 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:41 pm

I converted the kitchen table to a temporary workbench for gluing side frames on bulkhead A. I have read here that you can never have too many clamps. I probably overdid it with the ring nails but I reviewed the "epoxy" section of the boatbuilding resources and they suggested mechanical fastening in addition to the epoxy. Any opinions? Oh yeah, the syringes are for livestock that I drilled the end out so the resin and hardener would flow better. I get very precise measurments.
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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Bulkhead A side frame gluing

Postby DaveLott » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:56 am

The syringe use is a wonderful idea for small fixes. Wish I had seen that last night. Had to fix 3 small voids and wasted way too much epoxy for the 3 drops. This would have been great.
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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Bulkhead A side frame gluing

Postby Onplane » Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:15 am

Yeah, I like the syringe idea too. I've used the little 1oz. cups from GFS before (you know the ones you use for Jello shots... :D ) Those work great for smaller batches as well.

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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Bulkhead A side frame gluing

Postby jeffmo63 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:35 am

For smaller jobs like this I mix slightly less than 1ml (total resin and hardner) per sq inch of surface and this seems to produce minimal/acceptable waste. If you want to get technical divide the joint's area in square inches by 1.2-1.4 (1.2 for heavy glue and 1.4 for lighter glue applications) and that will give you the number of mililiters to mix. I coat both pieces moderately with a foam roller, let the joints sit for 5-10 minutes to allow the epoxy to settle and work its way into the wood, and then clamp with light to medium pressure. A glue line oozes out of the joint so I think I have used an adequate amount of glue without over doing it. You can get the large syringes at Farm and Fleet in the livestock section. I got the 60ml capacity ones. I drilled out the tips to 5/32 to make the epoxy flow better. You could probably go a little bigger but the smaller hole prevents leakage even with the syringe on its side.

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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Bulkhead "A" side frame gluing

Postby jeffmo63 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:30 pm

I found some great mixing sticks in the craft section at Hobby Lobby. Couple of bucks for a handful.
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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Bulkhead "A" side frame gluing

Postby jeffmo63 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:49 pm

Pic of me applying Poxy Grip to the side frame. Domestic friend secured a promise from me to not work in the (her) kitchen any more.
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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Bulkhead "A" side frame gluing

Postby upspirate » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:59 am

I was going to say,what color is your Corvette cause you are obviously single....if not then,you are now!!!LOL :roll: :wink: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Bulkhead "A" side frame gluing

Postby Oyster » Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:39 am

upspirate wrote:I was going to say,what color is your Corvette cause you are obviously single....if not then,you are now!!!LOL :roll: :wink: :lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol: We will await for his online obituary.

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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Bulkhead "A" side frame gluing

Postby jeffmo63 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:13 pm

6 Bulkheads A (20 foot Huck Finn) with top cleats ready to be installed. Note 2 x 3 cleats for transom.

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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Bulkhead "A" side frame gluing

Postby jeffmo63 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:20 pm

upspirate wrote:I was going to say,what color is your Corvette cause you are obviously single....if not then,you are now!!!LOL :roll: :wink: :lol: :lol:


No Corvette. Actually, I would really like a 63 1/2 Ford Galaxie.

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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Bulkhead "A" side frame gluing

Postby jeffmo63 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:57 am

Pic is of a Bulkhead A with the top cleat installed. Note holes for 1/2" deck bolts. Yep, still workin' in the kitchen.
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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Bulkhead "A" top cleat

Postby jeffmo63 » Thu May 26, 2011 9:22 pm

Well, I guess it's official. I'm out of the kitchen and into the basement at least until the weather warms a litttle more. Here I am glueing the top cleats to Bulkheads A. Man, I can't wait to start on the transoms.
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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Bulkhead "A" top cleat

Postby Grand Chillin » Thu May 26, 2011 9:36 pm

Jeff,
Looking good. :D You will have those on the building form in no time. Thanks for the update!!!
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