OB 15 aft end depression

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OB 15 aft end depression

Post by Rtorres2411 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:36 pm

I have stitched the bottom panels and getting a depression between the transom and the last mold. Using a long level, the transom and the last mold are leveled. I used battens to prevent this but still happend :doh:
Could it be the bow is not were it is supposed to be? It needs to come down more, but I figured it will fall in its place when I put the sides. :help:

Or do I just get a counselor for my depressed boat :lol: :lol:
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Re: OB 15 aft end depression

Post by jacquesmm » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:11 pm

It must straight, lower the transom and see if that takes care of it.
I don't know why it happens but it must be straight there.
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Re: OB 15 aft end depression

Post by wegcagle » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:16 pm

Looks to me like you have your transom stitched inside the bottom panels. Undo that part, pull the transom back so that it lines up even with the bottom panels. This should give the bottom panels another 1/4” less rise at the transom side and even out the bottom. I bet that’ll make it perfect. Sometimes you just got monkey with those panels to get them just right. Better to get it correct now than after it’s fiberglassed :help:

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Re: OB 15 aft end depression

Post by pee wee » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:14 am

Some builders attach a length of 2x4 to that section to hold it straight, do whatever it takes and get it right before gluing. I'd say don't do anything until your sides are in place, they may get the bottom panels under control.

If you experience any problem with one panel edge trying to jump over another, it helps to put a section of pvc pipe or dowel on the inside under the zip tie. You may also want to wedge a nail between the panels to force a small gap, it's better to have a gap than a tight fit.
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Re: OB 15 aft end depression

Post by jacquesmm » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:44 am

Or could it be that you tightened the temporary screws that fasten the bottom to the transom too hard? With the transom angle, that would create a dip.
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Re: OB 15 aft end depression

Post by Rtorres2411 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:49 pm

Thanks Jacques, I realeased the panels and lowered the transome 1/8 and that help. Still had a slight depression.
I also did what peewee suggested and install the side panels, then used tie wraps on the side to bring the bottom panel straight.
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Re: OB 15 aft end depression

Post by Rtorres2411 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:08 pm

Should I take care of that over bite? Even though I like it.
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