OD16 - Decking

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OD16 - Decking

Post by DrBones » Thu Jul 31, 2003 7:47 pm

Well, here's what I've gotten done on the decking side:

The front casting deck and anchor locker are glued and glassed in. Now of course it still needs fairing and sanding:
<img src ="modules/Upload/drbones/FrontDeckingDone.jpg ">

Here's a close up of the anchor locker:
<img src ="modules/Upload/drbones/Anchorlocker.jpg ">

...and as inspired by EvilDwarf: The Stylecut in the back bulkhead!

<img src ="modules/Upload/drbones/Stylecut.jpg ">

Overall it looks like this:
<img src ="modules/Upload/drbones/Overalldecking.jpg ">

Got permission from the 'Missus' and will do a trip to West Marine for some hatches and the bow and transom eyes tomorrow. Now, I need to sand and fair the inside..do the rub rails and I'm ready to flip her!



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Post by FLYonWALL9 » Thu Jul 31, 2003 8:20 pm

That sure is handsome work your doing. I only wish I was that far along. Though I am making good headway. I will be doing good if I am done by November. Guess I should break down and start taking some pictures.

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Post by Evildwarf » Fri Aug 01, 2003 7:59 am

"Oh Obewan, You learned well from the master you have.Build on dude you must." :lol:

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Post by gpratt » Fri Aug 01, 2003 9:01 am

Lookin good Doc.

Here a tip on rub rails if you want to use it.

Use the longest pieces of 1/4 you have left over and hold it up to the side of the sheer line with at least 1 1/2" hanging below the edge. Mark along the sheer and you have a pattern line for that piece of rub rail. Duplicate that line 1 1/2" over and cut it out. Do this along the sheer working your way from the front to the back or the other way around if you prefer. Leavesome overlap at the butts so you can cut them to fit in length since the butt edges will all be different.

Note: I used 8' lengths, so I ended up with 2 long sections and 1 short one per side. I didn't want all the layers butting up at the same place so here is the solution. Mark 2 sets of patterns one measuring from front to rear and the other from rear to front. Make 4 copies from one and 2 from the other. When installing first layer, use 1 from the 4 pile then the second layer one from the 2 pile then the 3rd layer 1 from the 4 pile.

When your done you'll have a rubrail that fits the compound curves of the sheer with very little tension. You can install all three layers at once since you won't need strong clamping pressures. Plus the butt joints are staggered on the layers.

I cut 1.5" long pieces of 2.5 or 3" 40 sch pvc pipe and then sliced the ring in one spot to use as cheap C clamps. A cheap pipe gives ya bunce of clamps.

I hope this makes sense and helps. I know I tried bending a straight pieces of ply like is shown on the plans and there was no way I was going to fight with that method.

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Post by DrBones » Fri Aug 01, 2003 11:43 am

Thanks Gary! - Just to be clear: You mean to say, that just cutting 1 1/2" straight strips of 1/4" ply won't mold itself quite as easily to the sheer line as indicated in the plans? I assume then that drawing out templates as you suggest will actually be more of a 'curved' nature, rather than a straight strip.

If that's the case...thanks...because I was going to cut the strips next.

oh yea: The force is with me.... I think ;)

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Post by gpratt » Fri Aug 01, 2003 2:40 pm

I started by trying to use the straight strip and immediately determined that that would suck totally. If I remember correctly I talked to Jacques about that and I thought he was going to change the plans but I'm not sure on that one. It would be easier to scribe/trace the correct pattern anyway.

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Post by DrBones » Fri Aug 01, 2003 9:11 pm

Thanks Gary! - I was about to load up my spare plywood and cart it to a buddy w/a table saw to cut some 'quick' 1 1/2" strips! - Your comment saved me a lot of trouble and aggravation over lost wood!

Although... ARRRRGH @#%#$@ :twisted: - What I figured would be a days work is going to turn into more than that. Now, that I actually 'see' my boat...I WANT to get to finishing it off and getting it ready for painting! :lol: So, now I have to figure out 'how' actually to place the scrap wood I have left over, scribe...and cut...sigh....

...I know, I know: "Patience you must have!"

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Post by DrBones » Sun Aug 03, 2003 2:58 pm

Well.... I went ahead and started tracing the hull line in order to cut the rubrail according to the incline from stern to bow. The more I thought of it though...and after a good long talk with my 'best friend' - I ended up cutting short 1 1/2" strips (about 16" long) for the curved parts and 3' strips for the more even parts over at a buddies house who has a table saw.

It just seemed a lot less hassle...and as I mentioned, my best friend: Mr. Beltsander assured me that he could make it look 'just right' ;) I also figure when I put the gunwhales on, I might even use some fiberglass cloth tape (of which I still have a lot) and secure the gunwhales to the rubrail that way.

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Post by FLYonWALL9 » Sun Aug 03, 2003 6:43 pm

Hey DOC,
I'm not all that sure if your style line on your hull is like the chine on the OB but round that sucker off some. Don't try for the nice crisp line. This glass is a nightmare to get it to stick to a tight radius. I think I made up some new choice words yesterday. The boat really looks good though.

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Post by DrBones » Sun Aug 03, 2003 9:11 pm

Hehehe... I'm going to do that..just to 'even' out my wavy cuts anyways. I don't know if the glass reaches up that far, but I'm planning to sand it round and fillet it a little w/fairing compound. I've also got enough biax left that I may even glass the style line over. I'm going to wait until I flip the hull though.

Right now, I still need to get some hatches for the back seats and glue those in. Next is to sand the rubrail flat so I can glue the gunwhales on. I don't know if I have enough scrap 1/2" ply left..but I'm going to put gunwhales in the bow and the stern. The stern end will hold my rod holders I have for that. Don't know yet if I'll make the gunwhales go all the way around yet.

I'm just amazed how the rubrails increased the strength of the hull. This whole construction process keeps astounding me. For instance, in the bow, where I put the anchor locker, the board I cut for the bow has two 'legs' about an 1" wide that extend down alongside the hull. The way I cut it, the ply was quite wobbly..and I figured: "Ah well, I'm just going to have to warn people not to lean on that" - After I put the glass cloth over it, it is now as hard as a steel beam and will support about anything that'll come along! :)
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