Birmingham RB14

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Re: Birmingham RB14

Post by jacquesmm » Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:25 pm

94Virago wrote:End-of-stringer to the first notch is 16 3/4. Does that mean I need to lop an inch and three quarters off of the end of my stringers or do I need to re-notch?

I did not see that one.
Yes, that's what you should do: cut the end of the stringers.


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Re: Birmingham RB14

Post by 94Virago » Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:38 pm

Luckily I did measure subsequent notches from that first one. Will trimming the stringers not make them too short?
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Re: Birmingham RB14

Post by jacquesmm » Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:42 pm

No, they will be exactly as on the plans.
All your frames are in the correct place, the hull shape is correct.

That was easier to fix than to add to it but I was ready to recommend to sister the stringers if they were too short.

I will add a big bold line to the building notes. I understand how the confusion happened.
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Re: Birmingham RB14

Post by 94Virago » Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:34 am

By the way, thanks for the rapid response.
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Re: Birmingham RB14

Post by 94Virago » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:51 pm

I got a Google alert in my email for an outboard that fit my specifications: A 1959 35hp Johnson Super Sea Horse. And he only wanted $200! He had that and a similar motor as a parts donator. I plunked down the cash and took them both home.

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Re: Birmingham RB14

Post by rjezuit » Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:50 pm

Hell, You'll be lucky if they only last another 50 years.

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Re: Birmingham RB14

Post by 94Virago » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:57 am

rjezuit wrote:Hell, You'll be lucky if they only last another 50 years.
And if I'm unlucky, they'll last 150?
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Re: Birmingham RB14

Post by 94Virago » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:10 pm

After another lengthy hiatus while I learned the proper spelling for "hiatus", my dad and I got to work un-screwing-up my stringer situation. My dad noticed something that I'd like to ask you pro builders.

Towards the bow of the boat, should I round over the edges of the stringers to match the shape of the hull? It looks like the hull is going to lean more towards the vertical as it goes forward, especially when it gets to the notches in Station B. I'm concerned about there being too much gap to fill with putty.
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Re: Birmingham RB14

Post by jacquesmm » Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:30 am

You can do that or use putty with little wedges. Up to a 1/2" gap there is normal. For more than 1" I would fill with wood wedges and putty.
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Re: Birmingham RB14

Post by 94Virago » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:12 pm

My dad and I got down and dirty yesterday. We grinded/sanded down the stringers so they would conform to the hull shape better.
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Then we built some quick jigs from 2x4's to hold each station in place and draped the whole thing in tarpaulin.
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After that, we had just enough daylight left to do a quick fit of the bottom hull panels.
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The plan is to drape the hull panels in steamed towels to get them to better form around the stations and bow guide. Does anyone have a better idea?
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