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07-01-2004, 10:08 AM
Hi All,
I have just finished my new Web Site with the History and Restoration so far of my 1970 16' Classic Timber Power boat

My Restoration web page (http://www.k-c-electronics.com/my_boat/boat.htm)

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Ross M
07-01-2004, 10:37 AM
Nice site - thanks for sharing it with us.

The new transom looks GREAT!

07-01-2004, 11:34 AM
She's looking real good Colin!! I have been wondering how you were doing, It's been a while since we heard form you. Thanks!! smile.gif

07-01-2004, 02:09 PM
Thanks for the kind words, I have been taking it easy as it is winter here now, although the weather has been mild but I have been chasing bits and pieces, for the restoration Gauges, Paint, Varnish, new prop seals, bearings and all sorts of items that I have found on ebay (it an amazing place to find parts) I have also been recharging my batteries for the next round of restoration.
I did the Web Site to give me a boost, as this is the turning point and its now all construction from now on.

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True Love
07-03-2004, 01:27 PM

When you scarf in the planks, do you then put butt blocks on the inside where old plank meets new?

07-03-2004, 03:22 PM
No there are no “butt blocks” fitted as there is a 15:1 bevel and the area around the transom is very rigid so flex wont be a problem and as they are not but joint they are not needed, why do you ask?

Check out scarf joints (http://media5.hypernet.com/cgi-bin/UBB/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=001374&p=)
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True Love
07-03-2004, 04:11 PM
Colin -

Because I was clueless as to how you do this kind of thing - not because I know something you may not!

So you epoxy on the bevel?

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
07-03-2004, 04:36 PM


Very Cool. :cool:

07-03-2004, 05:36 PM
Hi again,

To TL yes the bevel has a good coating of thickened epoxy applied to the bevel of both pieces and then they were held in place with staples as you don’t want apply to much pressure to an epoxy joint as you would with other types of adhesives.

I did a test before I did the repair, and by using one of the longest plank ends that I had removed due to the rot, and a new piece of marine ply I "glued up" let it cure for 3 days and when I tried to separate the joint I had to destroy the timber first. I cut a new piece of ply the same overall dimensions as the test piece and broke it in too to try to get a feel for the strength of a continuous piece of ply, I then tried to break the test piece and the ply broke about ˝” from the joint! And to try to separate this joint I drove a large screwdriver blade between the bevelled ends and literally had to destroy the joint and the ply splintered before the joint let go.
This was not a precise regulated test but the end result convinced me that the old timber and the new timber would be the weakest link and isn’t that the point of a strong permanent joint!

And to MrKIA you should see this boat in person it is a work of art? And it gets used regularly, so its not packed in “cotton wool? And only taken to boat shows.

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07-04-2004, 11:26 AM
Nice site Colin! cay wait to see more pictures and especialy when it is finished.

Chuck ;)

07-06-2004, 11:30 AM
;) ;) ;) ;)

Garrett Lowell
07-06-2004, 12:12 PM

07-07-2004, 11:20 PM