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highlandhovercraft
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Skirt attachment

Post by highlandhovercraft » March 19th, 2012, 1:29 pm

Looking on the explorer plans and reading the directions I am now getting confused " something easily achieved".

Panel H9 as far as I can make out is 1/2" thick foam core. on the drawings it shows 1" X 1" timber skirt attachment.

In the text sheets it states:
As the skirt must be attached around the bow and stern, 3/4" wood edging, 3/4" X 1 1/2" around the bow and H9's, and 1/2" X 3/4" on the lower edges of H4 and H12 must be placed, and the final hull overall dimensions checked for the correct skirt fit.

The plan drawings show 3/4" X 1/2" on the 1/2" thick panels for skirt attachment which makes a lot of sense as the panels are 1/2" thick. The only 1/2" panels not showing 1/2" X 3/4" are the two H9's . Anyone have any ideas on why?

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Re: Skirt attachment

Post by bphillip2 » March 19th, 2012, 9:44 pm

Stock lumber is being called out as if you don't have a table saw. In any case replace that with milled fiber/micro hard points spaced every 5 inches. My hardpoint putty is
300g resin
75g milled fiber, 1/8"
30g micro
4.5g cabosil
1 eye of newt
My lam kits come with a scale to make up these mixtures. Just premix in a quart can, cataylize as needed.

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Re: Skirt attachment

Post by bandit1538 » March 20th, 2012, 10:05 am

bphillip2 wrote:Stock lumber is being called out as if you don't have a table saw. In any case replace that with milled fiber/micro hard points spaced every 5 inches. My hardpoint putty is
300g resin
75g milled fiber, 1/8"
30g micro
4.5g cabosil
1 eye of newt
My lam kits come with a scale to make up these mixtures. Just premix in a quart can, cataylize as needed.
Bryan, do you use fresh caught eye of newt or off the shelf stuff, I've been using off the shelf with just a pinch of time to stabilize the curing. :roll:
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Post by jchovernut » March 20th, 2012, 1:12 pm

Costco brand...Bryan's cheap! ;)
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