Stiletto from MD

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keenancr1
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Stiletto from MD

Post by keenancr1 »

Started making progress on the boat over the last few weeks, so I figured it was time to make a post to track the build.

Made a few mistakes early making the first batch of frames, remade two of them, think it turned out alright. Have the transom drying now, extended it to fit a long shaft motor and made it slightly thicker (2 - 3/4 and 1 - 1/2) to match up with the transom modification chart that was included. Also left about a half inch to trim off around it, was worried about the fit, figured easier to trim off later.

Have the stem and breasthook cut out and laminated as well. Once transom is dried (and i figure out what needs to be cut for the transom angle) ill level everything out and start work on the chines.
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Ga-Steve
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Re: Stiletto from MD

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It was a tough decision for me when it came down to what to build. It was a toss up between Stiletto and Outrage. Please keep the pics coming. Steve

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Re: Stiletto from MD

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I love the Stilleto. Such a cool looking boat. It will be fast too.
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Re: Stiletto from MD

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Good luck on your build. The Stiletto is cool.

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Re: Stiletto from MD

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another MD builder - great!- good luck

keenancr1
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Re: Stiletto from MD

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Couple questions/things im trying to figure out. Any input would be great.

First question - stem attachment. From the diagram it looks like the edge of the stem is flush with frame 5 and the keel bends slightly and bolts into the keel. Theres nothing i see about attaching stem to frame 5 though. Should this be epoxy'd in place? Slightly worried about that approach and not having it at the right angle.
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Second question - transom support - the building frame shows the transom just hanging in the air.
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How do i attach it to the boat, it looks like I just use the transom knee attached to the keel and butt joined to frame 1.

Should i also build some frame just for holding the transom up, its pretty heavy with two laminations and the motor well. Also worried about the weight only being supported by the transom knee and keeping it at the correct angle.

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Re: Stiletto from MD

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On the Outrage, the stem had a notch that I see on your drawings that frame 5 fits in. My building form also had 2cutouts that frame 4 set on. Then when you put the stem up, frame 4, supported by the building form, fit in the notch. Secured by 2 big ass screws. Then the stem is bolted to the keel. I really don’t have a good pic of the stem and frames 4 and 5.
I clamped my knee to the keel, drilled and bolted the knee to the keel. I used to jack stands to set the transom on while I drilled and attached to the knee. Clear as mud??? Steve
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keenancr1
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Re: Stiletto from MD

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Thanks, that helps a lot. Jack stands is a great idea. I will give it a try.

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Re: Stiletto from MD

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With the Stiletto and Outrage being so similar, this slideshow of John’s boat might be of help. I studied it at length. Steve

https://www.glen-l.com/arp3/images/wilmotpp.pdf

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Re: Stiletto from MD

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You can extend the building form to hold the transom as well. I ended up screwing through the transom into the building form extensions. You just have to remember to take the screws out before you fiberglass.
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keenancr1
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Re: Stiletto from MD

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Made a platform and angle braces to hold the transom in the correct position.
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Had a small issue with the stem, ended up way too small after fairing. Layer of 1/4 plywood got it to the correct shape.
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Re: Stiletto from MD

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Hopefully that was the angle you were standing when you took the pic. Pic looks like the stem not square. I like the transom jig. Steve

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Re: Stiletto from MD

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Yea, stem isnt secured to frame 5 yet, carriage bolts arrive tomorrow

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Re: Stiletto from MD

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Slow progress. Chines have been huge pain, one side snapped off stem and ripped screws out with it. Nothing more epoxy cant fix.

Havent got the hang of not stripping these silicon bronze screws. Read a few threads, waxing the screws and predrilling with a drywall screw seem to be the most common suggestions.

After getting chines in place, frame 2 raised slightly pushing the keel up so its no longer level. Current plan is to just plane that down to level with f1 and f3.
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Re: Stiletto from MD

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Fuller tapered drill bits will help with snapped SB screws by matching the taper of wood screws. Tom
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