SOBX Solo Flats Skiff SK14

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Re: SOBX Solo Flats Skiff SK14

Post by BrianC » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:12 am

Does anyone have any neat tricks for gluing the sole cleats to the hull? The ones on the stringers are easily clamped in place, but I'm scratching my head over how to clamp the ones against the hull. Besides the clamping issue, I assume that I'll need to either shape them or cut lots of notches to get them to follow the curve of the hull.

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Re: SOBX Solo Flats Skiff SK14

Post by bateau-webmaster » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:44 am

BrianC wrote:Does anyone have any neat tricks for gluing the sole cleats to the hull? The ones on the stringers are easily clamped in place, but I'm scratching my head over how to clamp the ones against the hull. Besides the clamping issue, I assume that I'll need to either shape them or cut lots of notches to get them to follow the curve of the hull.

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There are a number of methods.
Typically we just either use smaller sections and glue them up individually, or a single longer section of a thinner material, you can also build up in layers in this way.
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Re: SOBX Solo Flats Skiff SK14

Post by seaslug » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:38 pm

Brian, I posted an answer earlier, but for some reason some of my posts never show up, and I'm always sure to be logged in. Anyone else ever have this problem? I use clear fur which is very light and flexible and rip into long lengths with the top at 3/4", tapering down at the bottom by ripping at the hull angle so it fits nicely against the hull and the top planes off with the floor frames. I use a multi tool to cut notches in the floor frames and slide the long cleats down into the notches which presses it against the hull. No kerfs necessary, only 2 cleats for the sole and 2 for the deck support, if you have long enough material, otherwise you do it sections. Looks good, locks everything together, and no clamping or bracing. Mike

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Re: SOBX Solo Flats Skiff SK14

Post by Noles309 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:20 pm

I used hot glue/glue gun then put a fillet around them. If the hull is curved use short pieces.
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Re: SOBX Solo Flats Skiff SK14

Post by BrianC » Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:15 pm

Lots of great ideas - that what I like about this forum.

I do like Mike's way, what could be easier:
I use a multi tool to cut notches in the floor frames and slide the long cleats down into the notches which presses it against the hull. No kerfs necessary, only 2 cleats for the sole and 2 for the deck support.
I have a few small sections of cleat and I'll likely use Noles309's hot melt approach on those.

I also ran across the one on Mikem59's FS18 Build where he uses pieces of wood clamped near the shear line to hold the cleats in place while glueing -
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Re: SOBX Solo Flats Skiff SK14

Post by BrianC » Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:20 pm

Another few weeks and I'll be restarting my SK14 build that was put on hold in early December. I haven't decided how to finish the foredeck. I'm building the version with the large foredeck that starts at frame 'B'. Has who has gotten theirs on the water tried standing on the foredeck? Does is stay above water? The engine is about 55 lbs. (Tohatsu 6hp 4-stroke) and I'll be using a 3 gallon tank (another 25 lbs. or so when full).

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