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Discussions about chapter one - Bulkhead material-skeleton framework for Winchelsea

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THE BASEBOARD....I have mentioned this a few times....but hopefully folks will read this here.    My baseboard for the model is 12" wide by 36" long.  It is 1/2" thick.  MDF or other really flat boards are perfect for this.

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Plywood Bulkhead sets are now in stock.....remember that shipping is going to be expensive.

 

Chuck

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Hey Chuck, I noticed you did not put filler blocks between your frames as you did on the Syren and other have done. Any particular reason why not?

 

 

Now that you are well past this point, do you think that’s something you would do differently or recommend other do to further stabilize/square off the bulk heads? 

 

-Joe

 

 

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There are so many bulkheads it isnt really needed.  In addition, once you have the ports framed, its very very sturdy.   A few more bulkheads and the hull will look as if it was POF.   Those are only needed on those cheap kits where the bulkheads are 4" apart or more.   These are less than an inch apart on the Winnie.

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Plywood bulkhead sets are all sold out!!!!   I should have more more by Friday.  :)  Thank you guys.  I will let you know when I get them in stock.

 

Chuck

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They all sold out in about 45 minutes.   Sorry.  And most went to folks who have NOT started a build log which I am kind of salty about.   I should have four more sets tomorrow or Friday.  But Bluejacket ran out of ply and is ordering more.   So the next batch might be a couple of weeks.   The first 10 sets are all in the mail.

 

Once again....probably quicker to cut your own at this rate.

 

Chuck

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I learned a nice little printer hack for the bulkheads yesterday.  I was desperate the get the bulkhead formers printed and my printer only does 8-1/2", so it won't make the 11x17 prints for the mid and aft pages (1 and 2).  I was playing with settings in the print set-up and found that those two pieces would fit on 8-1/2x14 legal size sheets with the size set to 100%.  I don't keep legal size paper around because it's generally useless to me.  But I dug around and found a 20 year old mortgage package in my filing cabinet.  It's a half inch thick packet of legal size pages printed single sided with one staple that was easy to remove.  I sold that house nine years ago so I don't think I really need that mortgage package anymore - at least not the last two pages of boilerplate.  Into the printer and onto my plywood!

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Hi Chuck,  would 6mm md be suitable for the bulkheads and former?

I only ask as the ply I have is 5.5mm and I recall you saying that may cause problems further into the build. Thanks in advance. 

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