Brian Wilson
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Chine logs
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Hi all,First-time post and first-time boat builder. I am currently running a 15’ aluminum high school shop class special, apparently shaped from a Willy’s high side. While I can appreciate the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Z Oct 30.

 

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Dave Z replied to Brian Wilson's discussion Chine logs
"I use 5/8" thick chine logs. never a failure.  But what I find most important is that flat sawn material be used.  looking at your grain lines, you are trying to bend it the hard way against the grain.  rotating your stock to be…"
Oct 30
Brian Wilson replied to Brian Wilson's discussion Chine logs
"Thanks all for the advice all. One down and one to go!"
Oct 26
Shawn Baker replied to Brian Wilson's discussion Chine logs
"Hey Brian, Is the chine log fastened to the ply side at the chine?  If not, consider resawing the chine log into (2) x 3/8" thick planks, and laminate them together.  The laminate will be slippery enough before it cures that you can…"
Oct 25
Mike Baker replied to Brian Wilson's discussion Chine logs
"I don't get over here much anymore. Here is my .02 after building close to 40 boats.  Use West Gflex on that scarf. I had a few failures with t-88. Wipe it down with rubbing alcohol several times first. Steam that chine!. Clamp it on the…"
Oct 23
Eric Loudenslager replied to Brian Wilson's discussion Chine logs
"T-88 is an epoxy adhesive with gap filling capability.  It probably would not be improved by adding a modifier. Some woods, like white oak (I can't recall about ash) have oils that inhibit a good bond using conventional epoxy adhesives.…"
Oct 23
Brian Wilson replied to Brian Wilson's discussion Chine logs
"Thanks David!"
Oct 22
David Witton replied to Brian Wilson's discussion Chine logs
"Here are a couple of suggestions - I'd roughen up your scarf surfaces with some 80 grit paper and redo the epoxy, this time with a bit of cabosil to enhance the space filling characteristics of the epoxy. I'd say it's pretty unusual…"
Oct 21
Brian Wilson replied to Brian Wilson's discussion Chine logs
"Hi Rick, 3/4 x 2 1/2 with a bevel taken out.  Thanks, Brian"
Oct 20
Rick Newman replied to Brian Wilson's discussion Chine logs
"What thickness is your chine log? 7/8 of an inch is common if I remember correctly. I will later check out a chunk I have left from my chine log that came as part of a Tatmen kit many years ago. Rick Newman"
Oct 20

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