In the plans form 10 is taken in 2 pieces from two different sheets of ply. I found space to cut it out as one piece in space that is not claimed by the parts of the boat and cut it out this way. this is especially good since I plan to make form 10 into a bulkhead and the forward end of the after compartment.
To scarf the foreward and the after parts of the sides together I chose to use a butt block and glue as is suggested in the construction instructions. I also chose not to use any fasteners on this scarf, as the designer said he has done.
|glueing up the side panels|
|My closet door boat building station. Two 6'6" x 3' closet doors scarfed end to end on saw horses.|
Makes a long flat surface that I can nail into. The doors are hollow core so only the edges are structural.
I can't work on the boat tomorrow so that will give the glue time to set. I used a 3/4x4'' board on top of the butt scarfs and drove a screw thru it to the table at the center to clamp the scarf. I then put a 4'long angle iron, very heavy across the 2 scarfs and clamped it to the saw horses, then added a 30 lb. weight to the whole thing.
I am using "Gorrilla Glue" and am a little concerned about the expansion of it. I could hear it as it pushed out of the joint almost immediately. I am wondering if the pressure of the clamp increased it's rate of cure some? I clamped the side panels to the bench and my hope is the the foam glue will fill the gap on the outside, but not to much. Guess I'll find out on Wednesday.
I have decided not to add any layers to the hull planks but I may add something to the bottom in the cockpit area.