Help !Sheer fairing at transom on Zip

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Help !Sheer fairing at transom on Zip

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The Sheer fairing at Transom to frame 2 on the Zip , I assume should be a smooth transition.

It `s not the best line to try and achieve.

Any tips, advice?

thanks.

Josh

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Re: Help !Sheer fairing at transom on Zip

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This is what I`m dealing with. You can see the hump on the curve of the transoms side.
Is this typical with a bowed transom? What`s my fix? Thanks Josh
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Re: Help !Sheer fairing at transom on Zip

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I had the same problem with the flying saucer (same frames). I had some bar clamps the width of the transom and got the bow down onto the transom. It did leave a slight hump between the transom and frame 2, but not noticeable once painted, etc.

Hope this helps you!

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If you are talking about the apparent 'dip' or non continuous curve you can always epoxy in a piece of wood where the dip is and refair for smooth curve. Happens all the time, wood, by it's nature, wants to 'move'.
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Re: Help !Sheer fairing at transom on Zip

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is the web strap pushing downward on the ply edge causing additional pressure and creating the unfair surface?
or can you get another strap out where it is bulging outward and pull that section in while it is being fastened?
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Re: Help !Sheer fairing at transom on Zip

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Now I see what you mean, had me confused in your title because your photo shows the chine not sheer?

Anyway I would fair your transom outer sides a little more and you should have a nicer fit. I remember doing that in my case as well.

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Re: Help !Sheer fairing at transom on Zip

Post by Cabron »

Thanks for the suggestions. I see now there`s a few ways to fix it.

I thought it through at great length yesterday and came to the conclusion
that the best way to fix the line is to as Vupilot suggests is to lessen the curve
on the transom side.

The slight bulge, or interrupted smooth flow isn't a big deal. Even if I left it the way it is,
it`s not that noticeable. I know ultimately it would bug me though, so the fix is in!

Thanks gents.
Have an awesome day!

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