New AD14 build

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Re: New AD14 build

Post by pee wee » Mon May 01, 2017 2:51 pm

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I was planning to run the rubber strip along the entire length of the boat including the curved section along the deck/hull seam.
Actually, I wasn't addressing strength, function or appearance, merely thinking that if you fold that rubber strip into an L shape it will not want to take a curve as great as it would need to on your boat.

I also am of the opinion that you can do better using some other material, in regards to strength, function and appearance! You've gotten some good suggestions already.


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Re: New AD14 build

Post by terrulian » Mon May 01, 2017 3:19 pm

Sorry to hijack the thread but Bondo's boat looks great. Looks like he went with wooden spars; I thought I remembered his thinking of aluminum. Please forward my compliments if you're in touch.

In regard to attachment: That's why most rub rails come with an insertion. You screw the base in and then squeeze the rubber insert in, which hides the screws. These are difficult, however, at the bow when an acute angle has to be made.

Don't know about counting on fenders and skipping the rub rail. Touching up against something hard is pretty common even with fenders in place--for example, when approaching another boat to raft up, or when tying up to bollards when you don't have a fenderboard. It only has be be a slight impact to leave a mark in that lovely new paint. :roll:
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Re: New AD14 build

Post by waytootall » Mon May 01, 2017 5:51 pm

gonandkarl - Were you thinking of using the rubrail by Tessilmare like you mentioned (http://boatbuildercentral.com/proddetai ... TM_Rubrail) or the BP_1235_wht_roll you posted the info about? (http://boatbuildercentral.com/proddetai ... 5_wht_roll)

I don't see exactly how to install those so that they would cover imperfect seams. I can see aligning it centered over the hull/cabin seam maybe - if it will follow the angle enough. But I don't see how that would wrap around from the hull/seat curve any. What am I missing? The flat rubber roll actually curves over from hull to seat (L curve) very well as shown in the picture. But I defiantly prefer the more professional look of the rubrails goanandkarl pointed out if they will bridge the seam. I had seen those elsewhere, but I remember them being really expensive elsewhere.

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Re: New AD14 build

Post by gonandkarl » Tue May 02, 2017 2:32 am

Hi,
Yes I was thinking of the rubrail bateau sells in rolls but you are so right they function only on one side of the corner and will not hide any imperfection on the edge. I will first try to get the corner as nice as Bondo and maybe do without a rubrail. Thinking out loud the instructions for you how to install rubrail strips in an earlier post with screwing and epoxying it to the side could perhaps be extended to glue a straight piece on top following the curve and such it would cover up any not so nice corner.
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Re: New AD14 build

Post by das boot » Thu May 04, 2017 5:47 pm

I used an Oak rub rail on my boat 1+2 inch it went on well but do ont use OAK I need to refinish it every year the spar varnish dose not take well to the OAK. I use 3 fenders on my boat and have had no side damage in the 7-8 years I have had it I do more damage putting it on and off the the trailer but you need to paint it every few years at any rate. You will have a lot of fun out of it.

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Re: New AD14 build

Post by das boot » Thu May 04, 2017 5:53 pm

I am real glad to see a picture of Bondoos boat It looks real good I stopped in to see it once while it was under construction before he left the site then I lost contact with him he did a real good job on his boat. Glad to see he finished it. If you know how to get in contact with him let me know.

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Re: New AD14 build

Post by waytootall » Sun May 14, 2017 8:23 pm

The last 2 weekends have been about the boat trailer. I ordered the kit from Harbor Freight tools and it has worked out OK. The kit is pretty good quality and went together well.

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Unfortunately the bunks and rollers won't work with the keel shoe so I had to build new ones

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I then rigged up the same hoist system I used to flip the boat in order to transfer it from the building cradle

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It was quite frightening to have it hanging 4 feet up in the air! Then set it onto the trailer for transportation to the water in a few weeks.

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I have some work to do with the hoist and front bumper on the trailer still since they are now too low with the new bunks but it is close. I say "to the water in a few weeks" because lacrosse season is starting for my kids so I will be spending weekends at tournaments and not getting as much work done.

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Re: New AD14 build

Post by terrulian » Sun May 14, 2017 8:29 pm

A very cool new stage!
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Re: New AD14 build

Post by Jeff » Sun May 14, 2017 8:32 pm

Very nice Waytootall!! Jeff

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Re: New AD14 build

Post by gonandkarl » Mon May 15, 2017 2:25 am

You are progressing fast, I really like it how quick you had your boat on the trailer. The trailer is also very good with genuine spring suspension while mine has just 4 rubber sausages in the corners of a square axle, cheapest suspension like the Audi cars had in the fifties when they were still called DKW. Have you fitted the centreboard already inside the trunk ?
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