36290RE: [bolger] Re: micro sheer clamp......how?
- May 3, 2004I just mounted my rubrails on Saturday so it's fresh in my mind that the
standard plans call for 2: 1/2" thick layers, the inner one is supposed to
be 2 1/2" by 1/2", outer is something like 1 1/4" x 1/2". I'd decided to go
with a single piece of 3/4" x 2 1/2" but it just wouldn't make the bend; I
ripped 1/2" off and the 3/4" x 2" rails went on, but still required a fair
bit of force.
I'd pre-bent my rails by suspending them between a bench and a stool and
leaving a 40lb weight on the middle for about 2 weeks; this made them sag to
almost follow the boat's hull shape by themselves in the horizontal; but the
bend in the vertical dimension was tough! They are now temporarily screwed
on, before sticking them on chemically I will pull the boat out of the shed
and have a look from different angles/distances to be sure I'm happy, for as
Peter mentioned, this line is very important in the overall appearance of
the boat. I plan to leave them screwed on for a couple weeks and work on
other stuff, let 'em get used to their new shape a bit before I go back and
wrestle with them again to get the epoxy in between them and the hull; might
make it go a bit easier.
By the way Peter, thanks for the tip on the Sikkens Cetol. Great stuff;
really rich color and very easy to work with! Makes my bargain
pseudo-mahogany look like expensive teak!
From: Bruce Hallman [mailto:bruce@...]
> 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.
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