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Re: Glue Problems: stringers to ribs.

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  • pjacobs55
    Thanks Paul T, epoxy it is. I did 8 ribs this afternoon, staggering the locations, so as to keep boat shape. Peter
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 26, 2010
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      Thanks Paul T, epoxy it is. I did 8 ribs this afternoon, staggering the locations, so as to keep boat shape.

      Peter

      --- In Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com, second_floor_loft <second_floor_loft@...> wrote:
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      > Hello Peter:
      > Yes, as Platt indicated, the Gorilla Glue types, PL Premium etc work but do not fill gaps very well. For that, thickened epoxy is best. On the stringers where they hit the ribs at an angle the extra area in a fillet of thickened epoxy adds strength and stability.
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      > Sincerely:
      > Paul T
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      > --- On Tue, 1/26/10, pjacobs55 <prjacobs@...> wrote:
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      > From: pjacobs55 <prjacobs@...>
      > Subject: [Airolite_Boats] Glue Problems: stringers to ribs.
      > To: Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 12:42 PM
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      > I lifted the Black Fly off the molds ... what a light-weight thing of beauty she is!
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      > However, I used Gorilla Glue to tab the ribs to the stringers, and several of the joints have popped apart while moving the boat around ... quite alarming!
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      > I suspect part of the problem is the tiny area of the glue joint (0.18 sq. inches) and that maybe another glue would work better.
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      > I tried a white carpenters glue (WeldBond) on a few scraps and it seems to hold up well. Another idea is to put a #6 x 1/2" wood screw through each joint, but I think that might weaken the rib even more.
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      > As I type this I'm coming to the conclusion that good old West Systems epoxy might be the only sensible solution.
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      > I'd be interested to hear of what others on the forum have used, and the results after using the boat out on the water.
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      > Thanks!
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      > Peter.
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