Re: CH 17 Fore deck beam

Posted by C. fronzek on May 25, 2004

The deck beam and the carlins form a frame around the cockpit hole. The reason for this structure is that the cockpit hole causes a weakness much like drilling a hole in a piece of tubing. When a lot of stress is applied the place that's going to bend and possibly break is right where the hole is. When my deck pulled away from the deck beams I epoxied some thick wooden shims in the gaps. Didn't add much weight and kept the deck nice and stiff. Charlie

In Response to: Re: CH 17 Fore deck beam by Dick R on May 25, 2004

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