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by elauer
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Plyak-12 question
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Plyak-12 question

Hi all, I recently started building the Plyak-12 and I have a question about epoxy putty. I should've asked this earlier. What exactly IS epoxy putty? In my plans, it says to spot weld the keel and chines with epoxy putty, before puttying the entire seam. I bought some online that seemed like the ri...
by elauer
Tue May 19, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: More silly Plyak questions (eek)
Replies: 14
Views: 366

Re: More silly Plyak questions (eek)

I have six different sets of plans and none of them call for scarf joints. I do not think any of the plans here call for them. The plans should say either glass tape or butt blocks to make the joints. If you tape you can cut a slight rebate for the outside tape to make it smoother but it is not rea...
by elauer
Tue May 19, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: More silly Plyak questions (eek)
Replies: 14
Views: 366

Re: More silly Plyak questions (eek)

Thanks for the response. A butt block could very well be the way to go, though I still can't seem to find anything in the plans indicating this. I've reached out to a user with experience with these plans to see if they can offer some insight. Yeah but it may have been bad information for this part...
by elauer
Tue May 19, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: More silly Plyak questions (eek)
Replies: 14
Views: 366

Re: More silly Plyak questions (eek)

With the boat plans from BBC, in general when panels need to be joined, the plans will specify a butt block. As for the other questions, the best suggestion I can make is to search for build threads or see if BBC has any gallery pictures of the boat you are building (or at least similar boats) to s...
by elauer
Tue May 19, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: More silly Plyak questions (eek)
Replies: 14
Views: 366

Re: More silly Plyak questions (eek)

There are different ways to join panels, I don't know which is recommended for this situation...... As for epoxy.. why don't you just buy the epoxy here from the same company you bought the plans from? It is cheaper and you know it has the properties needed for a good project. http://boatbuildercen...
by elauer
Tue May 19, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: More silly Plyak questions (eek)
Replies: 14
Views: 366

Re: More silly Plyak questions (eek)

Another follow up for those familiar with the Plyak plans—on the materials list, it suggests the need for 1.5 gallons of epoxy resin. Does this include the volume of the resin in addition to the curing agent, or just the resin itself? Also, does anyone have any recommendations for choosing a type of...
by elauer
Tue May 19, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: More silly Plyak questions (eek)
Replies: 14
Views: 366

More silly Plyak questions (eek)

Hi everyone, I posted earlier with some questions about the plans for the Plyak-12 and now that I have everything cut out, I have more questions! (These questions are probably pretty obvious to many, but bear with me :) ) 1) Obviously, cutting ~12' long panels from 8' sheets creates the need to join...
by elauer
Tue May 19, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Plyak 12 plan question (new boatbuilder)
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Plyak 12 plan question (new boatbuilder)

Thank you for all your replies. I did end up assuming that 12 5/8ths was a measurement from edge to edge, rather than CL to edge, because that seemed to be consistent with the other measurements, even given the lack of a hash mark. I now have every panel cut out, and am moving over to stitching thin...
by elauer
Fri May 15, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Plyak 12 plan question (new boatbuilder)
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Plyak 12 plan question (new boatbuilder)

Hey all, I'm a senior in high school working on the Plyak 12 for a school project, and I have questions about the plan and how to interpret it. Attached is an image of part of the plan, (I'm sorry if I'm not supposed to share this image, but my question is pretty specific.) Two questions, both based...