Alan's C17

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Alan's C17

Post by alanmccabe » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:38 pm

HI all
I am going to bond the transom tomorrow, and I was going to do it in the order as follows,

Transom 2 parts bond together (let cure)

clamping boards 3 parts bond together (let cure)

Then finally bond the clamping boards to the transom.

Does that sound ok


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Post by jacquesmm » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:09 pm

The sequence does not matter but do do it in two steps as you describe is easier. Layers tend to slide over each other, secure them properly with a couple temporary screws or dowels.
Also, epoxy glue needs a gap, do not squeeze all the glue out, use moderate pressure.
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Re: Alan's C17

Post by alanmccabe » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:32 pm

My transom bonded.

I used three 10mm dowels to locate, drilled some glue relief holes and then screwed up in various places using drywallscrews the epoxy came out every relief hole so hopefully I didn't tighten it up too much and squeeze all out.
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Re: Alan's C17

Post by Jeff » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:10 pm

Alan, you are using normal process, I would not be concerned!! Jeff

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Post by alanmccabe » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:30 pm

Thanks Jeff.
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Re: Alan's C17

Post by Fair WX Pilot » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:12 pm

Hi Alan, it looks like a great start. I’m looking forward to following your build as the C17 was one of the designs I was considering when I started my project.
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Re: Alan's C17

Post by peter-curacao » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:27 pm

Yes looks good from where I sit 8)

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Re: Alan's C17

Post by alanmccabe » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:14 am

Yes it has been great fun so far, actually I rediscovered my little block plane when making the panels and really enjoyed bringing them down to dimension, very therapeutic. I used a template bit on my router to then make copies of all the panels that needed copied.

But I find the support that this forum and the fact we can get help almost instantly from all corners of the world from people who are genuinely interested absolutely first class. The speed at which the Bateau team and others reply is outstanding and the forum is a credit to everyone.


Laminating my stringers today along with the clamping board. :-)

So as they say in Belfast "Keeping her lit"
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Re: Alan's C17

Post by Jeff » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:01 am

Alan, thank you for the kind comments!! Regarding the Forum, I find it incredible the level (thoroughness) of response as well as timely from the membership and guests!!! There is a huge amount of experience here and it is shared well!!! Enjoy your build and please update with photos when time permits!!! Jeff

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Re: Alan's C17

Post by Jaysen » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:06 am

can we add "acceptance" to the list of things the forum provides in spades? I'm an idiot when it comes to things nautical, but the crew here has pretty much encouraged* my adventures in spite of the questions showing how little I really know.

*the wife agrees that is "wasn't encouragement... they egged you on" but I pointed out that Fuzz is only one guy and you can't put Tony in there with him. Peter maybe. AA, possibly. Eric and capeman... that's a stretch. But not Tony. Now Jeff and Reid and Jammie, those guys are the crack dealers if we are bing honest. They facilitate the habit.**
**Listen guys, I'm just typing what I'm told... I'm whipped and I know it.

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