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Old 02-10-2019, 09:50 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, 11:48 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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Old 02-11-2019, 08:43 PM
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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, 05:24 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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Old 02-12-2019, 09:45 AM
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or for smaller projects with thin laminations you could use lots of these...
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