Sunday, July 10, 2016

More Superstructure Panel Fitting





More Panels Roughed In


10 comments:

  1. are you going to make it in time?

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    1. I'm giving it my best. If that's not enough then I'll deal with the consequences. I can't afford to worry and get sick over it though. This is supposed to be fun and if I let that be taken away from me I lose no matter what the outcome.

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    2. it would seem that them rushing you would have potential adverse effects on safety and that if 'bad thing happen' they could be held liable.

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    3. I told them that I would not sacrifice workmanship, and especially health and safety. And I won't.

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  2. As you might imagine from your own thinking and doing, the task of cutting out big pieces of things isn't too hard to conceive of or do. The tricky bits for all sections of the boat, in my mind, are in the joining, whether flat-on-flat surfaces or butt joints or something else. Can you describe how you attached the upper-level bulkhead sections to their matching lower level bulkhead sections? The final photo above (#4) is the most interesting on that point, but isn't close enough to show any detail.

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    1. All of the new panels you see in the pics are only held in place with temporary screws at the moment. I have three more panels to make (hopefully today if the rain holds off) - the last two aft side panels and the aft most bulkhead.

      At that point, I'm going to drill 1/4" holes through the lower edge of the panels every 18 inches or so right through the carlins. Then I'll take them all down, and schmoo up the panel/carlin joints with PL Premium, and then bolt them in place with 1/4 inch galvanized carriage bolts. The upper bulkheads just lap over the lower ones. I'll dress it up with trim later on when I finish out the interior.

      So once the panels are all bolted and glued into place, I will do whatever structural framing I need, mostly the longitudinal stringers to bend the roof panels over.

      And, as always I'll likely change and adapt as I go along. Hopefully the weather cooperates over the next few days - if it does the progress should be good.

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  3. Nice work, what colour will the superstructure be?

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    1. Thanks Dennis. It will be a sort of tan. I'm keeping it fairly light so it won't bake in the sun.

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