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• what is the best way to compute the angle needed on the side pieces of the bulkheads? toward the bow of the boat the side of the bulkhead needs to be at the
Message 1 of 7 , Oct 4, 2009
what is the best way to compute the angle needed on the side pieces of the bulkheads? toward the bow of the boat the side of the bulkhead needs to be at the same angle as the side of the boat. what is the best way to find that angle. I dont have any plans yet but am curious as to how to make that joint correctly.

dick
• Don t compute! Been there, done that, won t do it again. Cut the bulkhead to the larger face (aft face forward of midships, fwd face aft of midships). When
Message 2 of 7 , Oct 4, 2009
Don't "compute!"  Been there, done that, won't do it again.

Cut the bulkhead to the larger face (aft face forward of midships, fwd face aft of midships).  When they're erected lay a spline and plane the bulkhead to let it lay flat.  (or close if you're using thickened epoxy -- it squeezes out of perfect joints)

Roger

On Oct 4, 2009, at 12:04 PM, Robert wrote:

what is the best way to compute the angle needed on the side pieces of the bulkheads? toward the bow of the boat the side of the bulkhead needs to be at the same angle as the side of the boat. what is the best way to find that angle. I dont have any plans yet but am curious as to how to make that joint correctly.

dick

• makes sense thanks. still lots to learn before i even think about a bigger boat. brick should be way easy.
Message 3 of 7 , Oct 4, 2009
makes sense thanks. still lots to learn before i even think about a bigger boat. brick should be way easy.

--- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Roger M. Derby" <derbyrm@...> wrote:
>
> Don't "compute!" Been there, done that, won't do it again.
>
> Cut the bulkhead to the larger face (aft face forward of midships, fwd
> face aft of midships). When they're erected lay a spline and plane
> the bulkhead to let it lay flat. (or close if you're using thickened
> epoxy -- it squeezes out of perfect joints)
>
> Roger
>
> On Oct 4, 2009, at 12:04 PM, Robert wrote:
>
> > what is the best way to compute the angle needed on the side pieces
> > of the bulkheads? toward the bow of the boat the side of the
> > bulkhead needs to be at the same angle as the side of the boat. what
> > is the best way to find that angle. I dont have any plans yet but am
> > curious as to how to make that joint correctly.
> >
> > dick
> >
> >
>
• Hi, A friend called Dylan Winter has made a superb short video of my Micro called Applecross
Message 4 of 7 , Oct 4, 2009
Hi,
A friend called Dylan Winter has made a superb short video of my Micro
called Applecross

Martin
• Most of Phil s plans show exactly what the bevels should be. If you can get BWAOM, the larger Brick w/ sail rig is in there and buildable. Mark
Message 5 of 7 , Oct 4, 2009
Most of Phil's plans show exactly what the bevels should be. If you
can get BWAOM, the larger Brick w/ sail rig is in there and buildable.
Mark

On Oct 4, 2009, at 9:04 AM, Robert wrote:

> what is the best way to compute the angle needed on the side pieces
• ... You can cut the bulkhead panels square to the long side, assemble dry, then take the bevels directly from the joint and plane the short side to eliminate
Message 6 of 7 , Oct 4, 2009
 > what is the best way to compute the angle needed on the side pieces  > of the bulkheads?
You can cut the bulkhead panels square to the long side, assemble dry, then take the bevels directly from the joint and plane the short side to eliminate the gap (or don't, and fill the gap with epoxy). They will match close enough for the boat to work whether or not they are exactly to the plans. Remember these are "Instant Boats". My experience is as Payson often said, that despite best efforts there typically is point in most boatbuilds where you begin "building to the boat" rather than "building to the plans".

Rick

• Martin, FANTASTIC! I had seen an earlier video of your boat on its mooring and was hoping for more. The new video is great, both from the technical
Message 7 of 7 , Oct 5, 2009
Martin,
FANTASTIC! I had seen an earlier video of your boat on its mooring and was hoping for more. The new video is great, both from the technical perspective of learning about a micro junk rig, and from the pure joy of seeing a Bolger box at play. Anyone filmed by Dylan Winter officially becomes a small boat celebrity. Autograph?
Thanks for sharing.

Bill, now in Texas
Long Micro Pugnacious

--- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, Martin Roberts <martin.me.roberts@...> wrote:
>
> Hi,
> A friend called Dylan Winter has made a superb short video of my Micro
> called Applecross
>