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Post by eps » Sun Dec 22, 2002 5:13 pm

I am constructing the OB17, but I do not have sure where they are placed sprays rail in the helmet, either like constructing them. <BR>Somebody can help me on this subject? <BR>Whatever sprays rail takes the OB17? <BR><BR>Pardon by the bad translation but my ingles is not very good. <IMG SRC="images/forum/icons/icon_cool.gif">



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Post by Leif » Sun Dec 22, 2002 9:29 pm

Sir, the spray rails are attached to the sides where they meet thebottom (the chine). I believe they typically end at the transom and the stem (bow ), with an angle back where they meet the stem. On my ob17 I´ve used 2x2 fir cut on the diagonal, with the wide face epoxied to the side panel. Leif
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Post by eps » Mon Dec 23, 2002 3:59 pm

I have not painted the OB17, but I hope to be able to paint it in these celebrations.<BR> Soon I will have photographies available.<BR><BR> Thank you very much to all ,and Merry Christmas and New Year. <BR><BR>Regards, <IMG SRC="images/forum/icons/icon_biggrin.gif">

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Post by Leif » Mon Dec 23, 2002 6:49 pm

Ola, I thought I had gotten way ahead of you, but I see you´ve been busy. Your boat looks great ! It`s a funny feeling to see your boat in someone else´s shop ! Your skeg is longer than mine, and I decided not to put on lifting strakes. It looks like your bow line on the bottom (below sprayrail ) is a little finer (sharper ) than mine. I had some issues trying to get the bottom planks together at that spot, and don´t know if mine should look exactly likr it does. I´m sure they´re both fine. Jacques has emphasized that the boat needs to fair itself, rather than the builder trying to force things the boat doesn´t want to do. Anyway, I have one coat primer on, and am looking forward to flipping the boat onto the trailor I have waiting.I have a new digital camera and will send pics when I learn how to.PS Are you tired of sanding yet? Happy Holidays, Leif
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Post by Leif » Mon Dec 23, 2002 7:05 pm

Ola, I just went down and looked and our bow profiles are actually identical. That makes me feel a bit better. I see you did something to your bow above the sprayrail. Did you "let in" a piece of lumber where the plywood side pieces met ? I see you rounded over you sprayrail piece, also. Anyway, again your ob17 looks great!I definitly know how much work it took to get to where you are. Way to go! Leif
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Post by Ola » Tue Dec 24, 2002 3:58 am

I put a piece of oak (abt 30 mm wide) to protect the bow, also planning to laminate a piece of lumber between the skeg and this "bow piece". Haven´t started it yet, because it meens that I have to fill and sand and sand that area once again. <BR><BR>My spray rails and strakes are with flat (5 - 10 mm) top - I thought they will last longer without sharp edge when touching bank or somewhere else.<BR><BR>I am really waiting the moment to turn the hull on trailer. This sanding and filling period has not been so nice - eg. last wednesday I had bottom sanded and filled satisfactorily, then I put a sealer coat of epoxy on top that and after couple of hours there were millions of small craters in the sealer coat.... <BR>Anyway, now the bottom is ok - side panels need more sanding and filling, my new trailer will be ready within two weeks.<BR><BR>Regards, Ola<BR><BR><font size=1>[ This message was edited by: Ola on 24-12-2002 05:16 ]</font>
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Post by Leif » Tue Dec 24, 2002 3:02 pm

Here´s a couple of pictures of my ob17. ready for coat #2 of primer. Leif
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Post by Leif » Sun Dec 29, 2002 11:23 pm

here´s a couple of pictures of ob17 after 2 coats primer. Leif
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Post by Ola » Wed Jan 01, 2003 10:21 am

Leif, your boat looks really good, did you use a spray gun for the primer, what about top coat? I primend my boat monday evening with mohair roller, and the surface quality of your boat looks better than mine at the moment. <BR><BR>With shorter skeg and without strakes your boat looks somehow lighter and faster than mine with extended skeg (from transom to top of the bow at the moment) and strakes. Also I thought that spray rails made from 2" x 2 " look too massive - now I can see that I was totally wrong - they look well-proportioned on your boat. <BR><BR>Still more than four months time to build my boat before lakes are free from ice-layer...<BR><BR> <BR>Happy New Year<BR><BR>Ola<BR><BR>
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Post by Leif » Wed Jan 01, 2003 7:04 pm

Ola, Happy New Year. I just 3rd prime coat bottom. Rolled on after 3 hrs sanding with 150 grit paper . I never thought so much sanding was possible . The S3 primer is hard to work with, meaning I get runs, thin spots , crackling , all of which have to be sanded . It does seem very tough , and fills a lot of little low spots. My plan is to sand AGAIN perhaps spot prime, sand AGAIN, and have a friend who´s a painter spray the bottom (dark blue) . Then it´s time to roll onto my trailor. When I started this boat I thought no problem ,done by Spring . I´m hoping my learning curve will kick in and the topside laminations will go much faster. I know I´m going to do as much wet on wet as I can (didn´t do on outside of hull). I like your sprayrails, by the way. Mine have been a huge amount of work blending to the hull with fillets. filler in gaps,etc . What engine are you going to use ? I´m still waiting for Jacques to calculate center gravity insofar as my plans to put in windshield forward. Leif
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