Category «Bulkheads»

Forward “Walls”

The forward bulkheads, or walls, are now in completely and …permanently. Recall that, due to the deck already on the hull, cutting the bulkheads as “one piece” was impossible as you could not get them into the boat. So they were “panel spliced” in place. The lower, port and starboard pieces, that are glassed against …

Forward Bulkheads and Galley

Forward Bulkheads are In!Well, glued in permanently at least. Weather is still a bit too cold to be playing with resin and glass for the tabbing right now (in a month or two). You may recall me musing some months ago about the best way to install these. I decided, since we wanted pocket doors …

Forward Bulkhead Templates

Here are some shots of the template fittings for the forward bulkheads. I originally had hull curvature measurements in CAD at the corresponding points along the centerline. Simply printout full scale, overlay on a sheet of doorskin and cut the edges. Inside the boat, take a jigsaw and tweak trim the edges to get a …

Slight Change in Plans

Like this never happens… After taking measurements for bulkhead templates and plotting them in CAD, I calculated size of materials needed for the fore and aft bulkheads. Total is about 20,000 sq inches. Now, my supplier provides the materials in 4’x8′ sheets. However, for strength purposes, it is best to minimize the number of joints …

More Advanced Tick-Stick Techniques

Click here for all posts about using a Tick-Stick 10/2008 Update: The tick stick method described below has worked pretty well so far. After plotting the angle/distances from the grid paper into CAD, then printing out the curve on a plotter using 1:1 scale, the bulkheads cut from the template have needed only minor modifications …

Forward Head Floors and Re-Leveling

Floors for the forward head are IN! As with the aft floors, it is foam shaped and bonded to the hull with Corebond and three layers of 17oz glass over it. Also the first pieces of the primary bulkheads (between the engine room and aft cabin) that were set it a week or so ago, …

Electronic Cutout Templates

Click here for all posts about using a Tick-Stick As mentioned in the previous post, once you have the curve of the hull in CAD, you can take that curve and make a cutout template for the bulkheads. Well, I did the first one last night. I was initially somewhat nervous as I didnt want …

Advanced Tick-Stick Techniques

Click here for all posts about using a Tick-Stick Up until now I really havent had a need to accurately measure the curvature of the hull. The floor supports were small enough that I could just approximate the piece using doorskin and fit it by repeatedly fitting and trimming it. The pieces were small and …

More Fasteners, Fillet Strips, etc

Got some more fasteners. Stainless steel. Machine screws this time. With washers and nuts of various types. Square drive of course. Though I have run out of storage bins. Also got a box of fillet strips. These are foam strips that go under the glass tabbing of bulkheads and basically anything that glassed to the …