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Re: bulkheads I wonder??
Posted by terry on Dec 22, 2004
Interesting topic, as that's what my wife often calls me: Bulk head.
Anyhow, I don't agree that the bulkheads have to be stitched in prior to filleting and taping the long hull joints. I don't do this to minimize time on my feet for each step (I have a health problem that limits my ability to stand for long periods). What I do is hang the boat on sticks like the manual says to get any twist out and level it. Then I dry fit the bulkheads to be sure the hull is spread the correct width at the bulkhead location. If not, I cut spreader sticks or, if I'm too lazy for that (the norm), clamp a stick on to maintain the desired width. Then I fillet and tape the long joints, and stitch in and glue the bulkheads the next day.
I believe this approach has the small added benifit of allowing the long seam tapes to be installed in one piece (faster and possibly a bit stronger).
Just my opinion, from a "Bulk Head."
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In Response to: Re: bulkheads I wonder?? by FrankP on Dec 22, 2004
- Re: bulkheads I wonder #2 by epc prez on Dec 22, 2004