inflatable boat baffle construction

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by Martin Jochym, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. Martin Jochym
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    Martin Jochym Junior Member

    Hello, im working on inflatable boat but i have a problem with baffle construction. I have a couple of questions.

    - if its best to do is as a cone or semicircle shape

    - how to glue the baffle on a tube with tape on both sides.

    - if the bottom of the baffle have to be straight or cutted into radius

    - how to calculate the size of baffle

    I will really appreciate help i when i will finish my tubes i can share my experience too
     
  2. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

  3. Martin Jochym
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    Martin Jochym Junior Member

    Hi hoytedow, i saw this thread before but there is not solution for gluing the baffle onto tubes thats the problem.
     

  4. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    You may have to experiment on a piece of scrap. I don't have any other solution than trial and error method. :(

    For sizing figure the inside diameter of the tube and make the circular plate that size plus ears to glue.
     

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