Re: [bolger] Pilothouse windows [was Bow Shed]
- Bruce Hallman wrote:
> --- sctree wrote:Been there, done that.
> > Still thinking about some
> > camber, with deep
> > routered slots
> I looked again critically at my
> cambered windows, and I did more
> like 1" in 36", and the camber
> definitely helps a lot with the wobble.
> The deflections that are visible, are
> localized where I screwed [overscrewed]
>Luckily I have squared corners.
> the lexan to the molding strips.
> One thing to consider, on the PB&F
> plans, the window openings have
> rounded corners.
> I found that theMy intent is to fit the panes before assembling the final stile, then
> job of stem bending the molding
> strips to be a 'learning experience'
> to say the least. Routing the channel
> might work better, but fitting the
> lexan in routed slots seems tough.
fitting the whole mess to the cabin.
>Cool, another Bolger boat. Plan on Windmill Cove Marina, the 29th. I
> > Hey Bruce, how about towing the
> > Navigator out to the
> > November Messabout in Stockton????
> There is no way my Navigator will be
> ready by Nov 29th, but my S.O. and I
> may come with Teal, tent & sleeping bags.
hope to be there the night before, and maybe the night after with
Microtrawler. Maybe Pointy Skiff. Details to follow in a few days......
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- --- sctree wrote:
> > rounded corners.I don't regret the rounded
> Luckily I have squared corners.
corners, I like the way they
look, but it *was* extra work.
Also, I think that the rounding,
[would you call that filleting?]
also serves structurally with the
connections of the stiles and rails,
and that is probably the reason that
the PB&F plans show them.
> My intent is to fit the panes beforeHow will you connect the last joint?
> assembling the final stile, then
> fitting the whole mess to the cabin.
I found it easy to goober up the Lexan
with glue, and it scratches too easily.
>I agree they will look better rounded. Reddy is mostly square angles, so
> I don't regret the rounded
> corners, I like the way they
> look, but it *was* extra work.
the rectangular window frames aren't so bad.
>Yes, they work like a gusset. Much stronger frame corners, and I'd guess
> Also, I think that the rounding,
> [would you call that filleting?]
> also serves structurally with the
> connections of the stiles and rails,
> and that is probably the reason that
> the PB&F plans show them.
the rounded corner of the pane is stronger than a 90 degree corner...
>My current idea is the rails and stiles connected with half lap joints.
> > My intent is to fit the panes before
> > assembling the final stile, then
> > fitting the whole mess to the cabin.
> How will you connect the last joint?
> I found it easy to goober up the Lexan
> with glue, and it scratches too easily.
On the benchtop epoxy three sides together with the fourth dry fitted to
maintain shape. Next day slide in the pane with flexible goop in the
slots, epoxy on the fourth. Later bed and screw the whole thing to the
cabin, like when a house gets new windows....
What I'll actually do, who knows? I'm open to suggestions.
Last two goes at this sort of thing I left the paper on the panes until
very close to launching day.
- --- sctree wrote:
> slide in the pane withIn my case, dealing *neatly*
> flexible goop in the slots,
with the goop, [siliconized
caulk] was *not* easy.
I predict that sliding the
windows down a slot, will
be messy, and will push
the goop out when you want
to keep the goop in.
I recommend lots and lots
of masking tape, plus maybe
you should experiment some
first. I found that making
about a hundred 'single use'
"V" scraper tools out of
thin cardboard worked to lift
and clean the over-gooped
caulking. Each was used for
about four inches, and then
You might also want to consider
a more conventional window
glazing detail, where you use
a trim piece instead of a slot.