glued lapstrake question

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by gray duck, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. gray duck
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    gray duck gray duck

    I'm building a shellback and can't find a measurement for the overlap - 1 " 3/4" ???? The manual mentions filling in the space with epoxy/fillet material - completely filled or with a small radius? Any help much appreciated.
     
  2. timgoz
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    timgoz Senior Member

    Gray Duck,

    I see no one has responded yet. If nothing comes up soon just post again.

    Glued lapstrake is not my forte. Wooden Boat magazine I think has some books available on the subject. They ran a multi issue arcticle once on a ply lapstrake design by Ian Outhred (sp?). This boat was epoxy and glass sheathed.

    Try the forum search function also. It may prove helpful.

    Like I said, post again in need be. There are people here that can help. Your post must have slipped past them. :mad:

    Welcome to the forum GD.

    Tim
     
  3. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    In small craft, under say 17 - 18' then 3/4" is fine, usually. The general rule is 3 times the planking thickness. A little less on racers, maybe 2.5 times the planking thickness.
     
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  5. gray duck
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    gray duck gray duck

    thanks for the replies
     
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