First time build. Huntung scull boat

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JohnBo
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First time build. Huntung scull boat

Post by JohnBo » Wed May 10, 2017 7:06 pm

Hello

I am in process of my first ever build of any magnitude. I am truly amazed at the craftsman ship I see on this site. Wow!

I do have a question on the framing fastening of my scull. The fastening schedule doesn't mention fastening the keel and bottom battens to the cross frames. Any ideas if this an over site or is there a boat building reason not to fasten them but let them float? Thanks and if I should ask in another place where?

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Re: First time build. Huntung scull boat

Post by chugalug » Thu May 11, 2017 6:32 am

Not sure what your hull looks like but on mine,the keel and battans are screwed to the crossframes however the ply is only screwed to battans and keel chine and sheer-not the cross frames.
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Re: First time build. Huntung scull boat

Post by JohnBo » Thu May 11, 2017 6:42 am

THANKS That is what makes sense to me to do.

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Re: First time build. Huntung scull boat

Post by watkibe » Sat May 04, 2019 10:44 pm

Screwing the planking to the frames reduces the flexibility of the boat (a bad thing), and can cause the "starved dog" look ("the ribs are sticking out"). Some parts of a boat need to be rigid, but the smaller the boat, a little flexibility is good. The starved dog isn't just a "looks" problem; it can cause unwanted turbulence in the streamlining.
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