Re: [bolger] plywood edges (was storing panels)
I have never seen a dakota photo or drawing
can you direct me to one?
>From: Vince and Mary Ann Chew <vachew@...>
>To: Bolger Group <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: [bolger] plywood edges (was storing panels)
>Date: Wed, Feb 6, 2002, 12:06 PM
> The Dakota has a flat ceiling of 3/8" MDO. Above that are cambered
> transverse beams about every 1/2 meter. There are also 4 rows of
> fore-and-aft blocking between the beams plus a 1" x 6" centerline
> fastening board notched into the tops of the beams. The 3/8" MDO cabin
> roof sheets will be spliced into two long panels before placing them on
> the boat. The top will be glassed with 9oz. cloth AFTER installation
> (because I will have to use screws to pull the panels tight to the
> cambered beams). There is a space (about 5" at the centerline) between
> the ceiling and the roof which I will fill with foam after I finish
> wiring since some wires will be in this space. The foam is for thermal
> insulation as well as for flotation. (Obviously any flotation in the
> roof is for a pretty desperate, last resort, situation).
> I know that not only will a dinghy be carried on the roof, but likely
> boathooks, push poles, fenders, lines, etc. will find their way onto the
> roof now and then. When the boat is in locks or at some high docks, it
> may be convenient to handle lines from on the cabin top. The cabin top
> of Dakota, as I am building it, will be strong! I don't want to have any
> concerns about stepping down onto it from a high dock or the side of a lock.
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