36289Re: [bolger] Re: micro sheer clamp......how?
- May 3, 2004
> the micro rubrailWorth mentioning, [if you have not
already noticed.] The rubrail bends
in two directions. I don't have
my plans handy, but I recall the
Micro rubrail is about 3/4" by 2"?
The 3/4" direction bends easily with
the width of the boat, but the 2"
direction is a much tougher bend
following the shear line. Avoid
the temptation to increase the
2" dimension because you will not
be able to follow the shear line
If you want a wider rubrail, [like
I did], you need to make it up from
multiple pieces. I chose to use three
3/4" x 1 1/2" strips plus an overlay
of two 3/4" x 1 1/2" strips ripped from
nice D.Fir 2x6's.
Worth a debate, the sail plan drawing
of the Micro Navigator seems to show
a wider rubrail than the rubrail
shown on the standard Micro. [To my
eye at least!] Also the stern transom
of the Navigator shows a very wide rubrail
[not shown on the standard Micro transom].
I interpreted this to mean the Navigator
has a wider rubrail all around, including
a rubrail across the bow transom.
Also, I am fond of my extra deep rubrail
on one side which gives me a toe-hold to shimmy
around the Navigator Cabin, [PCB approved.]
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