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Old 02-10-2019, 08:50 PM
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Dry fitted 3/4 of the left side. Who doesnt like nice round curves, I know I do. I’m hoping to plan a planking party soon and get some of this glued down. What’s the best method for applying the glue to the ribands. I’ve tried a 1.5” cut knotched spreader and a chip brush with the bristles cut back. Both woirked ok. The chip brush seemed to spread it unevenly but was fast and the spreader was a messy job. Are there any other methods out there?

i think I’m finally figuring out the spiling thing it’s a a matter of finessing the plank but not to much where the seam tries to lift or drop in relation to the next one. It amazing the way the plank moves in and out between the ribands based on how you tweak the plank. A light bulb went off Friday night.... it was dim but it was at least on.


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Old 02-11-2019, 10:48 AM
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cut notched spreader is what we still use, messy but as you noted, more even spread than a brush. With just one screw in those planks you can tell they're not forced in place! If they were they'd look like shark gills with edges flared out of plane.
When you get to the next layer(s) you might want to try something we call "pam sticks". These are strips of starboard that we run between ribbands to keep the plank edges flat to each other. Alternatively you can just use more screws and washers. They pull right off the epoxy when cured and really keep the seams flat. All the holes you see in them aren't used, that's just from reusing them over and over!

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I like that idea, what I’ve discovered is the meranti blocks covered in tape stick pretty good to the planking. It seems the glue bleeds through th3 tape and into the block, crazy. The plankin* is not glued yet. I’ll see if I can round up some starboard. I figured I’d dry fit the whole thing first.

Bill how on do you coat the butt joints between the planking?
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Old 02-12-2019, 04:24 AM
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We use a non-grooved squeegee and put the epoxy/cabosil on the preceding plank. Not too much, or it can cause the plank to stand proud if it doesn't ooze out (and you end up putting lots of screws along the edge to pull it down.

Speaking of lots of screws!
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Rich, you are bad ass brother. Not sure why I am just seeing this. I'll have to stop down one day and check her out.
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or for smaller projects with thin laminations you could use lots of these...
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curious if anyone uses raptor nails for fastening planking? I use them to fasten ply to my CNC router bed (no vacuum table) the hold really well and can be left in if painting. Never tried them on anything tortured into a compound curve however. They are super cool and wonít rust!

What a great project, I canít wait to see you flip her!
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Can’t say I’ve used one, there is a guy t our shop that wanted me to use one. For me it’s a beautiful site seeing a Curley que of glue squeeze out one of the dry fitting screw holes. It seems now if I done see them I get worried I didn’t use enough resin.
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Rich, you are bad ass brother. Not sure why I am just seeing this. I'll have to stop down one day and check her out.
Stop by one weekend Iím always there.
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I guess that would be why itís not used, thereís not enough clamping force. Flat sheet on a flat bed is one thing but thatís a lot of stress on those planks Iím guessing.
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Coastal runner, looking awesome! Any updates?
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Old 05-11-2019, 05:54 AM
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I am sure this is a busy time if year for you. Have you managed to squeeze in any time on this project?
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Old 05-11-2019, 07:24 PM
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Sorry guys, things have been crazy. About 8 weeks ago I left the yachtyard I was working for and went full time on my own performing Mobil repair. It was time as the admin side of things was were I spent most of my time and I was beginning to loose my passion. The rest of my time was spent babysitting adults, that’s no fun either. So I purchased a sprinter, loaded it with tools, an inverter and hit the road. This will be the 3rd and final business I’ve started over the years. I enjoy the sense of gratification walking away from a customer after they’ve thanked you 5 times for showing up on time, getting the job done right and on budget the first time.

One of the early projects I took on was converting a 27 judge from inboard to bracketed outboard. That project will be rapping up over the next 10 days. Once that’s done it’s back to the 45. When I took on the judge I promised myself I would not work on the 45 till the judge was done, just not right. I just walked in from welding up the fuel tank, yesterday I hung the engine. So it will not be long now.

Thankfully i’ve Been doing this on the side for 10 plus years and already had a good reputation in the area. I did become a Imtra dealer/installer as well as a Airmar dealer installer. Incurrently have a proportional bow and stern thruster job going on and a large Furuno package being installed. I’m scheduling 2-3 weeks out, so far things are good.

The 45 is all covered up and ready the finish gluing down the first layer. That layer is dryfitted and spiled. Looks like I’ll be fairing in summer, but ohh well, I could use to drop a few pounds. As soon as things get going I’ll get the updates back online.

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Understood. I built my 38 while also working as a self-employed diesel mechanic. It was not easy to juggle both.
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Building a 45 footer under a tarp in the backyard........I LOVE IT!!!!
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Sorry guys, things have been crazy. About 8 weeks ago I left the yachtyard I was working for and went full time on my own performing Mobil repair. It was time as the admin side of things was were I spent most of my time and I was beginning to loose my passion. The rest of my time was spent babysitting adults, thatís no fun either. So I purchased a sprinter, loaded it with tools, an inverter and hit the road. This will be the 3rd and final business Iíve started over the years. I enjoy the sense of gratification walking away from a customer after theyíve thanked you 5 times for showing up on time, getting the job done right and on budget the first time.

One of the early projects I took on was converting a 27 judge from inboard to bracketed outboard. That project will be rapping up over the next 10 days. Once thatís done itís back to the 45. When I took on the judge I promised myself I would not work on the 45 till the judge was done, just not right. I just walked in from welding up the fuel tank, yesterday I hung the engine. So it will not be long now.

Thankfully iíve Been doing this on the side for 10 plus years and already had a good reputation in the area. I did become a Imtra dealer/installer as well as a Airmar dealer installer. Incurrently have a proportional bow and stern thruster job going on and a large Furuno package being installed. Iím scheduling 2-3 weeks out, so far things are good.

The 45 is all covered up and ready the finish gluing down the first layer. That layer is dryfitted and spiled. Looks like Iíll be fairing in summer, but ohh well, I could use to drop a few pounds. As soon as things get going Iíll get the updates back online.

Best of luck with the new gig! It is what you should be doing! You have a lot of talent man and deserve to reap the rewards.Holler sometime.
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