Rear deck support fs17

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Rear deck support fs17

Post by LSUred » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:45 pm

I've just glued in the rear sole for the aft deck storage. Now it's time to plan the the rear deck supports.

This is Shine's boat, I'm mostly copying a lot of what he's done since it's the only other Low Sheer FS17 I'm aware of.

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I'm installing a traditional poling platform that will rest on the rear deck. Shine's was mounted to his transom.
Question is this: Would the cleating/support that Shine has above be enough to support a standard poling platform? The plans call for 3/8" ply, which is fine, because that's all I've got anyway. But since My weight would be distributed through the deck, as opposed to the transom, would 3/8", with Shine's support layout, and 6oz glass on top/bottom be enough? Obviously I'd have to glue supports to the underside of the deck as well. I just don't want any sag.

Here's a couple shots of what I have so far too.
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Center Console, sorry for poor camera pics
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I've got around 18" more inches of cockpit than Shine's boat. I didn't need all the deck space, so i installed a false bulkhead halfway b/w frame A and B. I reinforced it under the sole. This gives me around 7.5' of cockpit as opposed to the designed 6'.
Fuel thank goes in between the two bulkheads. I know everything looks wavy and disproportional, i hate my new phone.
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Re: Rear deck support fs17

Post by tech_support » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:23 pm

those stiffeners will carry the load of the poling platform up to the frame and back to the transom. i would make them pretty stout in your case. Say 3" tall. the can be a couple layers of scrap 9mmm glued together.

Also you need to double the thickness of the plywood where you will have the platform base. Just a round piece of 3/8" laminated underneath will work

I like your chase tubes, very clean 8) :)

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Re: Rear deck support fs17

Post by LSUred » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:24 pm

Ok cool, glad to hear, i was worried, but i'll make em extra stout! Is there anything wrong with using cypress for structural support? I know its kinda soft, but I have access to a lot of cypress. if not recommended, I'll use laminated ply.
I like your chase tubes, very clean
Thanks, I have A LOT of tubes. Added quite a bit of weight, but at this point, I'm already heavy. At least I'll never have to look for a place to run a wire :P

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Re: Rear deck support fs17

Post by Cracker Larry » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:29 pm

I think the cypress is probably too soft, and also subject to splitting. If I used cypress it would be at least 1 1/2" thick, where 3/4 plywood would probably be stronger. Those supports need to be real stiff.
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Re: Rear deck support fs17

Post by LSUred » Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:33 pm

10-4 CL, thanks

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Re: Rear deck support fs17

Post by LSUred » Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:40 am

I suppose Pine is too soft as well? I've got a bunch of 2x8x10s I can rip...

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Re: Rear deck support fs17

Post by tech_support » Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:19 am

If its clear and your sure it will not split.

I would use laminated plywood :!:

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Re: Rear deck support fs17

Post by LSUred » Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:37 pm

I would use laminated plywood
alright alright, I will use laminated ply then :D

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Re: Rear deck support fs17

Post by Cracker Larry » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:17 pm

Good choice :D
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Re: Rear deck support fs17

Post by LSUred » Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:08 pm

Good choice
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