Huck Finn 20. Transoms

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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Bulkhead B problem

Postby trisailor » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:07 pm

why not epoxy 1/4" shims into the too-deep notches. seems like no big deal

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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Bulkhead B problem

Postby Trackhappy » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:46 pm

I am with Trisailor. Fudging some other measurement to fix a mistake can have unforseen consequences. Cut some shims and glue them in place. Do a nice job with scraps from the same timber and grain direction and it will hardly be noticeable.
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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Bulkhead B problem

Postby Grand Chillin » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:29 pm

Jeff,

I'm with Trisailor and track. Don't worry about this. Shim it and epoxy the keel so that it is even with your frames. If this is the only headache you have had, I would be proud. :D Besides once the plywood goes on nobody will ever see it. :wink:
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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Bulkhead B problem

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:26 am

Jeff,

If we all burned our boat projects because of a notch cut too deep or some other minor mistake, there would be bonfires all over the country! I would add a filler block to the B bulkheads as opposed to cutting everything else deeper...

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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Bulkhead B problem

Postby jeffmo63 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:41 am

Thanks guys for all the feedback. 4 posts recommend shimming/blocking and 0 posts recommend cutting the keel deeper suggest you guys are right and I am wrong. Perfectionism has its pitfalls. So I will do as I am told and will keep you posted on the results.
Jeff
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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Bulkhead B solution

Postby trisailor » Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:46 am

Jeff- half the folks reading this forum are perfectionists. we're all detail oriented. I have yet to see one who is perfect, however!!

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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Bulkhead B solution

Postby jeffmo63 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:51 am

Here is the solution we came up with. 1) Cut out the afflicted area. 2) Cut a filler block to fit. 3) Glue block in place. Thanks all for the feedback and votes of confidence.

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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Bulkhead B solution

Postby Team-M2 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:03 am

Jeff,

Just wanted to say 'hi' and that your project is looking pretty good!
I can't wait for you to finish your boat so we can start building your airplane :D

Greetings,
Michael

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Re: Huck Finn 20. I really did it this time.

Postby jeffmo63 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:06 pm

After measuring bulkheads B several times and checking and measuring the plans, I determined that I built the bulkhead 1/2" too tall. When I measured the plans, I incorrectly included the thickness of the hull plywood (top and bottom, 1/4" each). I am submitting this minor project diversion to remind the newcomer (and seasoned builder) to check and measure several times. Back to the drawing board!
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Re: Huck Finn 20. I really did it this time.

Postby jeffmo63 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:15 pm

Circled area shows where I incorrectly made the measurement. How could this have happened?
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Re: Huck Finn 20. Bulkheads B, take two

Postby jeffmo63 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:21 pm

It has been in the low 40s for the past couple of days so I've been out in the shop working on two new bulkheads B.

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Re: Huck Finn 20. Bulkheads B, take two

Postby jeffmo63 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:22 pm

Still working in the shop every day in spite of freezing temperatures. I figured I owe a picture to show what I've been up to. Bulkheads B (take two) are cut out and sanded. The side frames are cut and trimmed. Next I head back to the basement for adhering the pieces with Poxy Grip.

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Re: Huck Finn 20. Bulkheads B, take two

Postby jeffmo63 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:10 pm

I've epoxied the bottom frame members and top cleats to Bulkheads B. Working everyday in short increments of time. I seem to get more done that way and make fewer mistakes. Back in the basement as it is too cold for the Poxy Grip to cure outside.
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Re: Huck Finn 20. Transom

Postby jeffmo63 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:13 pm

I am out of epoxy rollers so I'm not working on the B Bulkheads. I spent some time tonight (until I was frozen) reviewing the transom plans. Initially it was very confusing. After a while I started to get the double thickness frame member and the 6 degree angle on the sides and bottom. Chip's (Grand Chillin) thread in the wood/plywood section is proving to be most helpful. We've got a cold snap on the way but I plan on going out there every day even if it's only to review the plans.
Jeff

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Re: Huck Finn 20. Bulkheads B/Transom continued

Postby jeffmo63 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:08 pm

Well, I'm back at it after a very short break for Christmas. I finished epoxying the first of two Bulkheads B. Now I'm almost back where I was when I screwed up!
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