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Chapter 09 - Putting in the new wood

7 October 2012.

I finally managed to get some time together to work on cutting and installing the new wood.

The template was made by stringing a taut line across the width at the height of the deck. With a square and tape measure the height at each change in hull pick was measured and then transferred to the template.



The templates were cut from polystyrene sheets. It works well, although the tolerance is not perfect as the sheet can deform under stress and is quite thick. your correx board recommendation is definitely more accurate. The wood was cut from the template and the little excess pieces trimmed with the jigsaw.

The tools required for making the template are as follows: 
  • polystyrene sheet (1.2m x 2.4m) - R120
  • project knife
  • duct tape
  • string
  • notepad for the measurements
  • penpermanent marker for the polystyrene
  • square
  • level, mostly used to mark straight lines.
The marine ply was marked from the template and cut with a jigsaw. Quite a bit of trimming was done to make sure the wood follows the contour of the hull.

Lastly, Sikaflex is used to glue the wood in place. It was indicated on the sealine forum that rubber strips can also be used to separate the wood from the hull. And correx board can be used in stead of the polystyrene. I imagine the correx will make for much more accurate templates.
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Paul Greeff,
10 Oct 2012, 12:40
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Paul Greeff,
10 Oct 2012, 12:40
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Paul Greeff,
10 Oct 2012, 12:40
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