Squirt side planking questions.

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wsquam
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Squirt side planking questions.

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Hello everyone,
It’s been a while since I made any progress. I finally got the port side installed but not sure if I have an issue. As you will see in the photos, I have some gaps where it mates with the sheer and chine, in the aft section. Could have been not such a great job fairing or just the way it bends that I did not anticipate. I did apply some more un-thickened epoxy but it seems to have just settled in.
So I’m not sure what if anything I should do.
Also wondering if I can remove the screws as some of the heads are not recessed and I would like to remove and fill.
Lastly, I want to hide my ugly scarf joint and was wondering if a slight raised piece of wood would work? Not sure if that would make fiberglassing difficult.
Thanks to all for any comments or suggestions.
Ryan
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wsquam
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Re: Squirt side planking questions.

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2 more pics.
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hoodman
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Re: Squirt side planking questions.

Post by hoodman »

I've got some places like that in my boat. Just fill them with thickened epoxy. You don't need every single screw. If there are some that are in the way get rid of them and fill in the holes as just as you say. I don't think covering the scarf with another piece of wood on the outside is a good idea though. You would definitely have trouble with the fiberglass there.
Matt

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Hercdrvr
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Re: Squirt side planking questions.

Post by Hercdrvr »

Pour some epoxy in the gaps between planking and sheer/chine.

It looks like your side planking scarf joint is right on the frame and I can’t tell if you have a butt block backing the scarf joint. If you have room, I would glue a butt block on inside to support the scarf joint. glass that Squirt from sheer to sheer, paint it and the scarf joint will disappear.
Matt B

wsquam
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Re: Squirt side planking questions.

Post by wsquam »

Thanks guys!
Yes I have cut a few pieces to butt the interior.
Thanks for the feedback and advice. Much appreciated.

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