MissedAgain wrote:It works. ONE other guy (AR34 on the "other forum") did it came out nice - I keep threatening but haven't gone there yet. You are doing it correctly.
As for glassing the inside - stitch up the boat - do your epoxy glue and don't glue the Frame/bulkhead in. Pull the bulkhead out, glass the hull, then put the bulkhead back in while everything is still gooey - glue and tape it in. I do that on the Prototypes and it works well.
Some other boats use wood sticks up the sides and across the top - you could work something like that instead of the bulkhead. Just remember that you get a lot of structural strength at that location - it supports the bend of the bow, the sides, the bottom, the top deck, and now in your case, it will help support the V.
I'd put a layer of tape or heavier cloth down the V and an extra layer on the outside - as much to help strengthen as to protect from wear.
Haven't been building much due to overworking myself. Thanks for taking the build to the "next level" - that's what makes it worthwhile for me - to see someone improving on the design. Keep us posted!
mudpack wrote:Great tip on the foam pad beneath....but how do you cut those curved lines with a circular saw??
Lane wrote:I v the bow on all mine, It works very well and looks like you have the lines lofted good. Be careful using the luan as most of it has interior grade glue and will delaminate if/when it gets wet. Ply used should have exterior rated glue. Also it looks like your using micro ballons for filler, they are typically used for fairing the surface. They don't make a structural filler. Structural fillers would be a better idea, silica and wood flour or fibers, or even just silica would be much stronger.
Just some tips...
MissedAgain wrote:Nice shape on the V!
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