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Old Jan 05, 2010, 08:49 AM
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Sponson chine planking...

Back to the work week so shop time was short. I did get the sponsons faired in and glued the chine planking onto the sponsons. Hopefully I can get the sponson bottoms on this evening and then I can seal up the insides with West System epoxy.

A couple folks have asked about the butt joints I used for the cross members, etc. - I did that on this boat simply because it likely won't see much water time. I am doing this one more as a proof of concept hull just to make sure my lofting and drawing work went well enough to move onto the larger version. Strength, although important, was secondary to making sure I got the various alignments and curves right. At 14-inches long, it doesn't weigh much and the stresses if I do run it with a 1/2A outboard are minimal. The West System that I'm sealing it with will greatly strengthen what's there, too. On the larger version I will notch the cockpit coamings to run the frames chine to chine, and will also run the lateral battens full length on the sides and chines.
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