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Re: FS 17 Build

Post by Parkrat » Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:20 pm

Gramps, It's been pretty nasty here for the last few days. Started Thanksgiving around 2pm and it's been hard/steady rain since then. We do need the rain so I'm not going to complain. It finally stopped in the middle of the night last night. I had to work during most of it (16 hour days) so I didn't waste any nice days. :lol:

I got the heater in the garage right now. Should be perfect in there in about an hour.



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Re: FS 17 Build

Post by Parkrat » Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:50 pm

Rebuilt the strongback and put all the frames back up. Everything is lined up and square again.

I put my stringers together with a fiber glass splice on one side. First time ever doing fiberglass. A little nervous, but I survived. :lol: I guess you really aren't supposed to brush the biaxial? Brushing seemed to make it want to come apart. Dabbing it worked better. Tomorrow I'll flip and do the other side.

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Re: FS 17 Build

Post by remedy32 » Wed Dec 02, 2015 7:49 am

Don't remember having to splice individual stringer layers with fg as they will be glued up into a 2 layer lamination with staggered joints. Key issue for me was maintaining straight line on the side of stringer with no camber during that process. Remember the stringer gets a lot of glass when finally laminated into the hull bottom.

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Re: FS 17 Build

Post by jacquesmm » Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:32 am

remedy32 wrote:Don't remember having to splice individual stringer layers with fg as they will be glued up into a 2 layer lamination with staggered joints.
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Correct, the seams are offset as shown on the nesting drawing.
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Re: FS 17 Build

Post by remedy32 » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:20 am

Thanks Jacques, that's what I thought. I'll add that with that splice it may be hard to get these lined up to laminate. I'd sand/grind it off if it gets in the way at all. Key issue is to get the straight side lined up straight from end to end.

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Re: FS 17 Build

Post by Parkrat » Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:03 am

Thanks guys. I just thought all long pieces got FG splice, but makes sense only the panels. I guess that why it says "long panels get FG splice" :D

The seams are offset and the FG splices that I've done will be on the outside once the pieces are glued together. I don't think it will be a problem. That was just dumb luck. If it presents a problem I'll grind them off.

I lined the pieces up using a really long level before putting the FG splice. They are straight. Before that I put them together and made sure they matched.

Looks liked I wasted some FG!

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Re: FS 17 Build

Post by jacquesmm » Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:24 am

It's not a problem, it adds very little weight.
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Re: FS 17 Build

Post by Parkrat » Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:49 am

Thanks Jacquesmm.

If anything I got some FG practice. :lol:

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Re: FS 17 Build

Post by Parkrat » Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:42 pm

Did a little work today. Mounted the bow mold and cut the transom. I used a red solo cup for the curves in the transom. I think they produced a nice curve. Laid the stringers in place just to see what it would look like and measured again. Still square for now! I'm going to try and draw the panels out tomorrow.

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Re: FS 17 Build

Post by pee wee » Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:10 am

I don't think that transom is mounted correctly- bottom of transom should line up with bottom of stringers. Looking good, though, nice and neat work.
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