SOBX Solo Flats Skiff SK14

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Re: SOBX Solo Flats Skiff SK14

Post by BrianC » Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:53 am

Thanks Larry! I've read several of your build threads and have used several of your methods (more in the future!). In particular, stacking the wood when cutting to get identical mirror image parts.


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Re: SOBX Solo Flats Skiff SK14

Post by BrianC » Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:00 pm

Pictures from yesterday -

Inside filleting all done - ready for taping:
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This took much longer than I was expecting - a total of about 7 hours for about 100' of fillets. It was also a big consumer of epoxy since there were some 1/4"+ gaps on some of the forward frames.

Taping done between the transom and frame D:
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Spending time making smooth fillets really pays off when taping. I had a few rough spots where it was really hard to get the tape to lay flat. Next time I'll smooth those off more before taping. Would something like a Rockwell Sonicrafter be a good choice for this?

It was getting cooler as I taped - the warmer epoxy attracted quite a few mosquitos who are now a permanent part of the build:
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After hull assembly, filleting, and about 1/3 on interior taping, my epoxy supply is down by about 3/4 of a gallon:
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While the plans call for 1.5 gallons total, I'm guessing that I'll use a bit more than that!
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Re: SOBX Solo Flats Skiff SK14

Post by Fuzz » Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:23 pm

Don’t worry about using more epoxy than the plans call for. I think everyone uses more, most of us a lot more. The only one who did not was Capeman on his canoe. He was fanatic on keeping the weight down.

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Re: SOBX Solo Flats Skiff SK14

Post by seaslug » Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:43 pm

Brian, I see that you're already finished with the fillets and taping, but if you decide to build another boat in the future it's much easier to do the taping soon after you do the fillets, after the fillets firm up a little, than the fiberglass cloth pushes easily into the still soft epoxy fillet using a small diameter roller. Makes it easier, and you get a nice strong bond also. Mike

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Re: SOBX Solo Flats Skiff SK14

Post by topwater » Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:10 am

I agree with Mike and will also save a bunch of time like waiting for the epoxy to cure , sanding, cleaning up . Sanding
fillets especially in corners is no fun and time consuming .
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Re: SOBX Solo Flats Skiff SK14

Post by Cracker Larry » Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:26 am

Would something like a Rockwell Sonicrafter be a good choice for this?
Yes, it is the perfect tool for that, and lots of other things. Every boat shop need one, and mine ain't for sale :lol:
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Re: SOBX Solo Flats Skiff SK14

Post by BrianC » Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:15 am

Thanks for the pointers on taping - it sure would have been easier to tape onto partially set fillets. What type of roller do people use to press the tape into the fillet? Not sure what is meant by "small diameter roller."

The weather has turned cooler for a few days and that has put a temporary hold on further epoxy work. Here are the things that I think come next when it warms up:
1. rub rails made from strips of 6mm ply
2. cutting and glueing sole cleats
3. fiberglass on bottom
4. skeg (material??)

Should I install the sole before doing the bottom? This boat is really easy to flip so multiple flips are not an issue. I've been puzzling over the grab rail - buy or build (out of ply)? As for position, several threads have talked about taking the dimension off the drawing. I went ahead and put on dimensions - here it is - dimensions are in meters:
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From this, it looks like the grab rail is just about centered over frame C.
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Re: SOBX Solo Flats Skiff SK14

Post by jacquesmm » Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:54 am

Use the grabrail location from the plans please, above C.
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Re: SOBX Solo Flats Skiff SK14

Post by BrianC » Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:28 pm

I couldn't find any specification for the grab rail location on the plans. That is why I took it off the (undimensioned) side view since there isn't a view that shows both the position of the grab rail relative to the frames.
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Re: SOBX Solo Flats Skiff SK14

Post by peter-curacao » Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:28 pm

BrianC wrote:Thanks for the pointers on taping - it sure would have been easier to tape onto partially set fillets. What type of roller do people use to press the tape into the fillet? Not sure what is meant by "small diameter roller."
I like those and prefer them way better than the foam ones, when you are done let them dry on the holder not touching anything that way you get a nice sanding holder for the fillets
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