If the cleats are on the bottoms of the floorboards how do you fasten them down (or do you)? Beau Schless President/CEO NOTEbookS Library Automation SystemsMessage 1 of 4 , Jan 13, 2008View SourceIf the cleats are on the bottoms of the floorboards how do you fasten them down (or do you)?
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Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.comccSubject [Airolite_Boats] Re: Rowing Position and other questions
place support cleats on the bottom of the floor boards so they are
one unit so they can be removed as one unit. i have seen guide boats
using this method.
john scott (scotty)
--- In Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com, John Palenchar
> Beau--Re Item #3--I added two more floor boards (one on each side
> 3 on the plans) on my Classic 12. It seemed intuitivelythe
> sensible--especially with a youngster whose feet could fit between
> stringers and ribs. I've been very please with that minor changeto
> the design.is
> Re #1: The rowing position on the 12 seems to work well. The boat
> well-balanced solo. Otherwise, load determines balance.worth
> #2: Not sure if the bother of making oarlocks more vertical is
> it. The slight angle seems to suit the angle of attack of the oarsseems
> themselves (at least it does on the 12).
> bschless wrote:
> > Hi..I'm building a 10' classic.
> > 1) I see the rowing position is between ribs 7 and 9 and this
> > to me a bit far back. Has anyone played with moving the rowingseat
> > forward a wee bit?are
> > 2) I'm considering angling the oarlock sockets so the oarlocks
> > more upright (since the gunwales are at such an angle.) Anythoughts
> > on this?on the
> > 3)I'm considering putting in a couple of extra floorboards. I
> > currently have 3...the middle one being around 6", and each
> > side being 2 3/4" or so. this seems too narrow to me.the
> > 4) Amn finally, has anyone come up with a good way to secure
> > floorboards without gluing them down? The boat will be usedaround a
> > lot of sand and I want to be able to clean out under thefloorboards.
> > Many thanks!
> > Beau Schless
> John Palenchar
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