Tiny Titan Question

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Tiny Titan Question

Postby samark » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:51 pm

Hello! New here to the boat building. My youngest boy (10) and I have having a blast so far! Looks like there are lots of folks here that have built the Tiny Titan. Can anyone tell me if there is a mistake in the Bill of Materials? STEP 4 involves the sub-assembly of the side
planking, the sheer clamp, and the "chine". It is the "chine" that has
me confused. The drawings show a clear cross-section that shows this
piece as 1/2" x 2" extending from transom to #2 frame, which is ~6'. But
there is no piece listed in the Bill of Materials that fits this
description. The closest thing I can find is listed as "Anti-Trip
Chine", 1/2" x 1 3/4" x 7'6". Is this a mistake on the Bill of
Materials? I can't see anywhere on the prints or instructions that
tells me to use this "Anti-Trip Chine", so maybe that is a mistake. Should I buy another board and
cut a 1/2 x 2 x 6, or would it be OK to just use the one that I already have cut
(which seems to be extra) 1/2 x 1 1 3/4 x 7'6"? Please advice.
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Re: Tiny Titan Question

Postby JimmY » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:44 am

Hi Sam,

The BOM online has a "Non-trip Chine for Runner Sp or Mahog (2) 1/2" x 1-3/4" x 5' ", I'm not sure if this is too short.

Does this piece get bent a lot? If so, the BOM might have erred on the long side to give you enough to muscle it into place.

Anyhow, if you need the board now use what you have on hand. I'm sure you'll be making another trip to the lumber yard for something else and can replace it later if you figure out you need it. Also keep all your scraps, you never know when you'll need a piece to reinforce a joint or make a mounting point for cleats or hardware.

Post more photos as you progress.
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