SG15 build

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Re: SG15 build

Post by Typhoon » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:01 pm

Been working away at the oars this week, wanted to get a coat of resin on them, so I could clear coat the oars and gunwales at the same time.
This weekend I'll also work on a mount for some dolly wheels on the transom, hope to get clear coats started this weekend.
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Re: SG15 build

Post by cape man » Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:15 am

Those are gorgeous oars right there!
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Re: SG15 build

Post by OrangeQuest » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:54 am

Very much a nice set of oars.
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Re: SG15 build

Post by Typhoon » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:32 am

This weekend I sorted out how to mount wheels to the transom. I really didn't want them permanently mounted and I didn't want to make a wheeled cradle, as they can be cumbersome.
So, I needed to put a couple of eyes in the transom to lift the boat up into the carport for storage ( I'm hoping to lift is directly on and off the car roof racks for ease of transport) and had been thinking about using them to mount wheels somehow.
I came up with the idea of making a transom plate that hooked over the top and will be secured with a couple of pins through the eye bolts. Seconds to fit and remove, even in the water. The plate will get carpet and rubber on the inside to cushion the boat nicely.
Also got the epoxy on the gunwales sanded out today, epoxy on the oars still just a little soft, so will look at sanding and clearcoats after work during the week.
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Re: SG15 build

Post by Netpackrat » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:09 pm

I would put some stainless fender washers under those nuts on the inside.

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Re: SG15 build

Post by Typhoon » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:00 am

Netpackrat wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:09 pm
I would put some stainless fender washers under those nuts on the inside.
I considered going with larger washers, but I have 9mm plywood and the intersection of two layers of biax each side in that location. The bolts were also bonded in with epoxy as I installed them, to seal the wood and bond the bolts into the structure. The nuts aren't cranked down super tight either, so very little compression.
They'll only ever be in shear, so I think they'll be fine. Time will tell!

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Re: SG15 build

Post by Jeff » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:21 am

Beautiful work!!! Jeff

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