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David 48

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Starting to fix Ply sheet onto frames preferred method
« on: March 11, 2012, 11:57:22 AM »

I am at the stage in my build of Fairmount Alpine of starting to fit the ply sheets to the frames . On stock I have 5min Epoxy, Titebond 3 waterproof . What is the preferred method of fixing ,will I have to pin it to the frames or not .I understand Titebond needs clamping /weight. I also have an idea about painting the inside of the hull white . Normal practices  will apply like sanding sealer  and because it me two coats undercoat and one gloss I thought it might be easier to spot any cracks. What are your thoughts on this.
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Re: Starting to fix Ply sheet onto frames preferred method
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2012, 10:20:41 PM »

This photo shows how I clamped the sheets to my Anglain Sovereign. I used Aliphatic glue. The curves were planked. The planks were pinned. The external hull was finished with fibreglass tissue and resin.

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Re: Starting to fix Ply sheet onto frames preferred method
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2012, 07:41:49 AM »

This photo shows how I clamped the sheets to my Anglain Sovereign. I used Aliphatic glue. The curves were planked. The planks were pinned. The external hull was finished with fibreglass tissue and resin. HTH

I used a similar method on my Sea Scout. Where the bottom the sheets of ply turn through virtually 90% I found a combination of the Aliphatic glue and pins was perfect but one thing I had done first was to soak the ply for an hour in the bath and then pinned it wet. When it had dried I removed it to apply glue and it kept it's shape well while it was glued and re-pinned.  O0  Check that your ply will take this submersion technique without de-laminating though !
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David 48

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Re: Starting to fix Ply sheet onto frames preferred method
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2012, 08:49:26 AM »

Thank you Douggal99 and Artistmike for your help  I was on the right track .
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