Re: Tape it up, then Wire

Posted by J.Schott on Oct 7, 2005

No reason to be sorry, message boards somtimes seem to have a mind of their own. I have only one concern about your question. I would think the alignment of the holes and stiches was very important to panel alignment (especially on the keel). The bottom panels are stacked together and the holes are drilled to make sure that both panels are identical. If they were drilled seprately, and the holes were not perfectly aligned, you could potentially have a problem with the keel being wavy or possibly put some twist to the hull. The chine is not as precise because the holes in the side panels are drilled to match the bottom. So the short answer to your question is, I think by drilling while assembled may cause you some problems with bottom panel alignment once the stitches are tightened. Just my opinion-Joey

In Response to: Re: Tape it up, then Wire by Eric Swenson on Oct 7, 2005


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