Squirt in Manitoba

Outboard designs up to 14'

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Re: Squirt in Manitoba

Post by Two8nine » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:22 am

JimmY, thanks.

I will be doing butt blocks -- I'd originally intended to join the pieces ahead of time as I did with the sides, but figured it would be easier to work around the battens if I did it after. Given that there's no bend in the area, I've half a mind to wait until I've flipped before putting them in, but haven't decided.

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Re: Squirt in Manitoba

Post by JimmY » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:15 am

I think you will want that joint to be pretty stable for fiberglassing before the flip. Right now you can get a clamp in there and epoxy them in place. Then the rear plywood will just lay right on top of the blocks.

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Re: Squirt in Manitoba

Post by Evan » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:27 am

Looks good.

I think it would be easier to do the butt block where it is, you will be able to do all the fitting standing up.

In one area I did not have a clamp that would work so I just screwed it in place while holding it. You could use bolts or a block behind the inside piece for the screws to bite into if that is an issue.

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