Roberta's Torpedo

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by Roberta » Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:23 pm

Page two has the line drawing. Trisailor was nice enough to add the picture of it.

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by vupilot » Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:24 pm

Amazing progress and fine craftswomanship Roberta. I cant think of any better way to deal with the cold and snow up there than to keep at it in your heated shop. :D

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by Roberta » Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:40 pm

Thanks, Chris!! I am truly enjoying this build and get more excited and motivated as each milestone is reached.

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by mrintense » Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:59 pm

Now, Roberta, you wouldn't happen to be shooting for a launch date sometime in the early summer, perhaps at a a large body of blue water in Utah? :wink:

All kidding aside, your progress is amazing. I love how fast this is coming together. I am interested in your fix for the too narrow frame. This is precisely why I have spent so much time trying to get my last frame positioned. I believe i have now.

Anyway, great work and looking forward to more progress.
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by Roberta » Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:10 pm

Thanks, Carl!! I'll be posting pics about how I am correcting minor discontinuities very soon.

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by Roberta » Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:42 pm

I spent Thursday and Friday cutting notches for the chines and getting set up to install them. Today Rich helped me clamp the chines in place and I marked and refined the angles in the frames. I use a block sized like the finished chines to check fit the notch. Once satisfied with the fit, the cut is made for the chine to stem fit. Clamping the chine to the stem gives a good idea for the angle needed, but this is usually not right as the chine is not really in the correct spot. A second cut is made with the chine in the correct location on the stem. Then all the screws are drilled and set to make sure everything is fitting correctly. Then the chine removed and re-installed with epoxy. Always make sure you leave a tail on the chine to ensure you have extra to make several cuts at the stem. The simple guage Glen L uses to find the proper set back of the chine is easy to make and use. This ensures that you will fair the stem into the chine properly.

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Block used to check fit notches in frame.
Block used to check fit notches in frame.
First cut of the chine to stem joint.
First cut of the chine to stem joint.
Chine attached to stem. Setback is larger than normal because two 3/8" lams will be on top of the base chine.
Chine attached to stem. Setback is larger than normal because two 3/8" lams will be on top of the base chine.
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by Roberta » Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:44 pm

Completed base chines. Two 3/8" lams will be applied to the base chines to build them out to 1 1/2".

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Load strap was used to pull chine into stem.
Load strap was used to pull chine into stem.
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by Barra » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:18 pm

Nice lines on that hull Roberta, looking good. :D

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by John56 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:18 am

You posted this a couple post's ago.

The simple guage Glen L uses to find the proper set back of the chine is easy to make and use. This ensures that you will fair the stem into the chine properly.

Can you elaborate or point me in the right direction to see this gauge? As soon as Chine scarf joints cure, I am going to start that step.

Thanks!

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by Mr Hot Rod » Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:29 pm

John56 wrote: Can you elaborate or point me in the right direction to see this gauge?
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    Fig. 6 - After the stem is beveled, the chine must have its
    outer surface extend to the center of the stem. Since the
    chine is installed before the stem is beveled, a "checking block"
    such as shown above, is used to determine its position. It may
    be neccessary to fair the chine blocking depending on the
    thickness of lumber used for the chines.


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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by Roberta » Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:31 pm

Yup!! Just like Hotrod's pic. That tool is shown in the "Build it the Glen L Way" booklet included with the plans. Basically a straight edge with the notch as shown. If you laminate the chines, it is necessary to lay the full thickness of the laminations on the chine at the measuring point to get the correct setback for the first piece so subsequent pieces will end up at the correct finished setback.

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by vettepilot » Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:42 pm

You are an extremely good craftswoman Roberta....Nice work!! :D
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by Roberta » Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:39 pm

Thanks, Guys!!!!

GO PACKERS!!!!


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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by Bill Edmundson » Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:18 pm

Well, I looked up at the restaurant and said, "Well... Roberta's happy!

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by Roberta » Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:16 am

Never expected the Pack to be in the playoffs after Rodgers broke his collar bone. What a rock n roll season!!!! Now that Rodgers is back we need a rematch against the Eagles!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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