Best method without a strongback?

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Best method without a strongback?

Post by Stinkyface » Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:11 am

Likely to start an SK14 build in the next few weeks- looking for advice... that boat is not built on a strongback and I have seen in the forums they have been built on everything from the floor, to sawhorses to a table. I will be trying to get set up in the meantime and was thinking a table About 4x12 and about three feet high. Any pros and cons of each? Is it worth me wasting time and money on a table for the build?



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Re: Best method without a strongback?

Post by BB Sig » Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:08 am

I built a 4x12 table for my FS13. It was too wide once I started on the inside. 2(or 3)x8 would work. I'm using saw horses now.

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Re: Best method without a strongback?

Post by Stinkyface » Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:14 pm

The SK 14 is 11.5 inches wider than the 13 according to the specs (49.5 in max beam vs. 38in). You think 3ft wise will be enough?

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Re: Best method without a strongback?

Post by BB Sig » Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:12 pm

It should work better than a full 4'. Let's see if Dougster replies. He built the SK14.

Here's his build:

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There is a lot of good stuff in it. I bet his table is closer to 30" wide. That's just a guess from looking at the pictures in the first post of the thread.

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Re: Best method without a strongback?

Post by BrianC » Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:38 pm

I built the hull right side up like is described in the plans; I used the leftover pieces from a couple of the frames to act as a basket mold:
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My full build thread is here: SOBX Solo Flats Skiff SK14
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Re: Best method without a strongback?

Post by Michael.Schwind » Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:58 am

I just threw a sheet of 3/4" plywood on a couple of sawhorses and it worked great. I added some extensions to it while drawing out and cutting my panels, but took them down once the hull was stitched together. Here is a link to my build.

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipN ... FoUzVtLVp3

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Re: Best method without a strongback?

Post by Dougster » Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:27 am

Yes, 'Sig got it just right: 30" wide table on castors 36" high. I already had it so used it and it sure was convenient.

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Re: Best method without a strongback?

Post by Stinkyface » Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:31 am

BrianC that is a great idea. I took a look at Dougsters build, I’ll checkout the other one later today. I like the idea of wheels, keep the garage a little cleaner during some of the work...Thank you for the help!

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