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by PrometheusNL
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FB11 Prometheus
Replies: 16
Views: 1321

Re: FB11 Prometheus

Before we cut her in half or twice the half boat she used to be first we need some bulkheads. I ran into a bit of trouble here as the bulkhead frame would not fit properly so i had to adjust the sizing a bit. So the first bulkhead was fitted resonably on the line but was Bowed due to the pressure of...
by PrometheusNL
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FB11 Prometheus
Replies: 16
Views: 1321

Re: FB11 Prometheus

I just wonder why you tape jointed the backsides of the scarf joints ? Did you not trust the glue between the scarfs of your long panels ? The plans said to tape join both sides of the scarf joint. That's the only reason. I'll keep the pictures comming yesterday i cut her in half. SHe's now half th...
by PrometheusNL
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FB11 Prometheus
Replies: 16
Views: 1321

She loves it wet on wet.

After filling up the outside with thickend epoxy i straight proceded to lay the glass tape ontop. This second build way quicker then the first boat i built because now all the stuff i learend from the first time just doing it now i plan my layups and tasks so that i can work around dry time and stil...
by PrometheusNL
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FB11 Prometheus
Replies: 16
Views: 1321

Flip her on her back and round her over.

So inside looks good nice and strong tape adhered verry nicely. So flipped her over and rounded all the chines etc with a good woodplane. GREAT for removing thickend epoxy quickly without alot of mess. Be carefull around wood edges though until you get the hang of it. Got the idea from Tips from a s...
by PrometheusNL
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FB11 Prometheus
Replies: 16
Views: 1321

stich and inside tape

let's get her stuck together. checked squareness i'm about half a Cm off. As AVE likes to say. Good enhough for the girls i go out with. tape layed down pretty nicely got a good expoxy glass ratio not 50/50 but i'm comming close. No voids or dry spots so it's looking good. Just the tip of my filleti...
by PrometheusNL
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FB11 Prometheus
Replies: 16
Views: 1321

Re: FB11 Prometheus

Hi, Great work. I've bookmarked the jig for later reference. In Jacques' designs, it is my understanding that, at least in my plans, the butt joints are doubled where the frames meet the hull, thus spreading out the load at the frames and avoiding a hard spot. I could not find the butt joint locatio...
by PrometheusNL
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FB11 Prometheus
Replies: 16
Views: 1321

snitches get stiches

Let's stich her up. some pannels where verry hard to conform to the shape mostly used tiewraps but some places needed copper to twist the pannels together. in the end got it to work. Made it without a strongback but to work on her further i made some stands to have easyer access. next up filets galo...
by PrometheusNL
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FB11 Prometheus
Replies: 16
Views: 1321

Measure draw measure and do again until your sure.

So time to lay out all the drawings from paper to panels and draw and saw. Boy this plywood is large when 2 sheets are glued together hard to handle but i can mange. Got myself a couple of rulers pencils and erasers and lets get cracking. 2 hours later everything was drawn on according to suggested ...
by PrometheusNL
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FB11 Prometheus
Replies: 16
Views: 1321

Re: FB11 Prometheus

I find it's stronger i tried 3 separate options Butt block verry easy but you end up with a doubler and on this design it would be verry hard to get a nice result. Routered Lap Joint was doable but hard to keep exact even with jigs and a router. And on the edges i found it was kinda flimsy. scarf jo...
by PrometheusNL
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FB11 Prometheus
Replies: 16
Views: 1321

FB11 Prometheus

After a bit of a break im back at it building a FB11 nesting dingy. had a bit of trouble starting my build because i wanted to scarf the panels but had no idea to accomplish this without having to sand a scarf joint. So i started looking and came across a nice web tutorial and i figured id give it a...