Another SK14 Bow Question

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Another SK14 Bow Question

Post by elementfiftyfour » Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:48 pm

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Not sure how else to get the hull to come up and match the bracing as all the zip ties and seams are pulled pretty well tight already. All the other seams between the frames and hull were tight as can be seen from the last frame that separates the sole from the bow of the boat.
If I pull this floating frame off of the stringer, it sits right down on the hull with very little gap, as I would expect it to. Is this frame supposed to go in front of the stringer and not sit in the notch? On top of it? In the picture from the instructions it looks like this frame sits back a bit further from the front of the stringer. I tried removing the zip ties for the most part and started over with the same result but the stringers are just hanging up really high in the bow of the boat. If I force the bow up to try closing the gap between the stringer and the hull, the sides flare way out and the frames don't fit anymore.

I can make this work but I'm just rather confused as to why there is such a big gap here. Any other thoughts?

This is from the C&C kit by the way.

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Re: Another SK14 Bow Question

Post by topwater » Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:01 am

Did you put build the boat upright or upside down on a jig with the bow mold :?:
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Re: Another SK14 Bow Question

Post by Dougster » Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:50 am

I pulled that A frame forward a bit and let the stringers butt against it on mine, no slot. In the pic it looks like that'll reduce your gap pretty well. I'd just move it till I got the best fit I could, trim it if need be, and go with it. If the stringers come up a bit short I'd sister in a little piece, no worry. It seems to me that every set of ply panels have their own mind so we give 'em a little leeway.

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Re: Another SK14 Bow Question

Post by jacquesmm » Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:03 pm

I will check this PM but we built a kit from that same kit and did not have that problem.
You probably have to move those parts forward.
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Re: Another SK14 Bow Question

Post by jacquesmm » Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:28 pm

I don't see anything wrong in the model or the kit and as I said, we did build a prototype from the kit, exactly the same files and we did not have that gap. Plus, we must have several other kits under construction, we sold a number of them and nobody else had the problem.
It is probably an assembly problem.
It looks like all the framing has to move forward.
I see one explanation: the transom. Did you put the two put the transom between the sides and bottom? Not meeting at the edges but between them? Do you have the 3 transom layers of the transom glued together?
Those two points could explain why the framing sits too far back.
Can we have a picture the whole assembly?
We will solve the problem, it's not difficult but I like to understand.
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Re: Another SK14 Bow Question

Post by jacquesmm » Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:53 pm

I checked another SK14 thread and he does not show assembly problems:
http://forums.bateau2.com/viewtopic.php ... 5&start=20
Something must have moved.
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Re: Another SK14 Bow Question

Post by elementfiftyfour » Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:24 am

Sorry for the late reply.

I ended up starting all my fillets from the transom and let them set before putting some encouragement on the stringers and that last piece of framing. In the end it all turned out well enough and after the fillets and fiberglass it looks pretty good.

Sorry for giving you the impression that I was suggesting something was wrong with the design. What I really was looking for was suggestions on how to pull the hull up to match the stringers or visa versa. I'll post up some picks next time I get a chance.

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Re: Another SK14 Bow Question

Post by jacquesmm » Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:45 am

Glad to hear that it came together properly. Keep posting pictures please.
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Re: Another SK14 Bow Question

Post by elementfiftyfour » Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:28 am

Per Jaque's request, more pics.

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Re: Another SK14 Bow Question

Post by Jeff » Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:26 am

Nice!!! Very clean build!!! Jeff

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