Question about access to interior

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Question about access to interior

Postby SMHolmans on Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:57 pm

Evening all from the UK. I have tack welded my lower hull and I'm ready to start filleting. But … I struggle to see how it can be done effectively without getting into the boat. Is it safe to put a board across the tack welded floors to get inside the hull to do the filleting? Has anybody done this?

Thanks, Steve
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Re: Question about access to interior

Postby JonLee on Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:28 pm

That is what I did.
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Re: Question about access to interior

Postby riverron on Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:53 pm

I did the same. Be sure to clamp the board down onto the floor joist on both ends or you may step on one end and get hit in the face with the other! Would not be good!

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Re: Question about access to interior

Postby SMHolmans on Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:48 am

Thanks for the advice. Much appreciated. I will be working inside the boat tomorrow, for the first time!
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Re: Question about access to interior

Postby chaertl on Mon May 06, 2019 9:53 pm

Take that clamping advice seriously. I had the board slide out from under me at that stage and landed on the center board trunk. Only broke one rib fortunately.

Chris
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