Gheenoe rebuild

Discussion in 'Projects & Proposals' started by sideshow, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. sideshow
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    Or should I frame it out with strips of wood ?
     
  2. cor
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    What is the metal for? Why add metal to a boat that is all glass?
     
  3. michael pierzga
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    Yah, Metal is not a good material to bond inside a sandwich of glass.

    Best put your thinking cap on and devise a solution to create the shape that is easier to bond or that forms a mold and can be removed when the inside is laminated .
     
  4. sideshow
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    The metal will be used to lay up on . I will wax it and when cured remove the underside metal . I will then add a layer of glass to the bottom side.

    The boat has a lot of radius curves . Today I grinded the inside middle 12'' on each side of where I will be making the cut. Trying to see if I tape then foam the bottom if I can remove the tape/foam nicely and have a perfect line to transfer to wood. I will then fab the metal to sit in the wood and put into position.

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    24'' grinded . I will be cutting at the 12'' mark across .
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    painters tape and foam on .

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  5. michael pierzga
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    Oh, metal used as a mold. That will work.

    Sheet pvc also works. It bends and shapes easy with a heat gun.
     
  6. sideshow
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    No going back now .

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    Desired length.
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  7. michael pierzga
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    Whoa !!


    Two boats !!!!!
     
  8. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    Nice job on the pull-apart jig. :!: :)
     
  9. sideshow
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    Thank you . I also have screws through the hull for added stiffness. She didn't move at all after the cut and very stiff .
     
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    You certainly don't waste any time. :)
     
  11. sideshow
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    Rough week at work. Put in 59 hours in 5 days. I went in today fabbed and installed the metal mold . Looks god to me. Most likely will clean, wax, buff, and glass next weekend. nervous as hell .

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  12. cor
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    Looks good.
     
  13. sideshow
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    Glassed 3 layer on the bottom and one all the way up the side . Saying a prayer now. Saturday or Monday I will pull the mold and check the end results.

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  14. hoytedow
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    It looks pretty good. You gave it a little extra thickness to compensate for the additional stress brought on by lengthening I hope.
     

  15. sideshow
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    Yes I did. Plus I will have 2 2x4 stringers added and I will be adding a full layer on the whole bottom .
     
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