Floor Board Cleat Is Too High!

Welcome to PocketShip.net! This bulletin board is for builders of the Chesapeake Light Craft-John C. Harris "PocketShip" design, a 15-foot micro cruiser sailboat built from a kit or plans.

For more information on PocketShip, click here: http://www.clcboats.com/pocketship

This site gathers PocketShip builders in one place. Here you can share photos, tips, questions, and---eventually---your sailing adventures in PocketShip! CLC will also post design updates and tips here as they come up.

We'll try to knock down spam as quickly as possible.

Moderator: John C. Harris

Forum rules
Spam or commercial posts will be deleted.
This is a civil forum: no flames or drunken tirades.
Please stay on-topic.
PocketShip's Web Page: http://www.clcboats.com/pocketship
If you need CLC customer service: http://www.clcboats.com/forms/contact_us.html
We'll try to delete spam as soon as it appears.

Floor Board Cleat Is Too High!

Postby SMHolmans on Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:39 am

Hi all. I put a long straight edge across the floors for the first time last night and I was dismayed to find that the cleat for the floorboards on bulkhead 2 is a good 1/2" too high.

Floor 3 is a fraction too low - no problem, I can shim that easily.

But what do I do about the cleat on bulkhead 2 - any suggestions please? I really cannot see what I have done wrong!

Steve
SMHolmans
 
Posts: 69
Joined: Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:38 am
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

Re: Floor Board Cleat Is Too High!

Postby riverron on Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:09 am

Steve,
This has happened to some other builders.

Here is the link to the thread.

http://www.pocketship.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=207

You can try to remove the stringer and replace with a new one lower. A hand plane to start and sander for the last little bit should do the trick. Just be very careful. I think William used a Dremel tool to fix, so you have some options.

Thanks.
riverron
 
Posts: 208
Joined: Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:29 am
Location: Richmond Virginia

Re: Floor Board Cleat Is Too High!

Postby SMHolmans on Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:49 pm

Fixed the problem. No way was I going to try to remove the original cleat! I sistered it at the correct height, with a backing piece underneath to butt up against the bulkhead.

Now I have twice the designed thickness of cleat for the floor boards to land on, which is great because as designed there really is very little material to which to fix the forward end of the floor boards. It's just too tight for a screw driver or drill driver. Even with a right angle driver.

I was so pleased with the outcome that I sistered the cleat on bulkhead 8 for the same reason - now lots of cleat onto which to fasten the aft end of the floorboards.

Great outcome!

Steve
SMHolmans
 
Posts: 69
Joined: Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:38 am
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

Re: Floor Board Cleat Is Too High!

Postby riverron on Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:32 pm

Nice job! There is usually a solution for every problem. It just requires some thinking!
riverron
 
Posts: 208
Joined: Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:29 am
Location: Richmond Virginia


Return to PocketShip Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests