Building the Glen-L HOT ROD - Boat Page 10
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Click to enlarge. Butt blocks epoxied and clamped.  (19-MAY-2006)

Click to enlarge. To enhance drainage, we've left a 3/4" wide limber between the butt block and batten.

Click to enlarge. Plywood washers were used to increase the screw's clamping pressure.  The mating surfaces were checked for gaps from inside the boat. (20-MAY-2006)

Click to enlarge. Shorter screws were driven into the butt blocks.

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Prior to panel removal, keel, chine, batten, and butt block locations were traced with a pencil from inside the boat.  Areas not to be covered with epoxy were taped off.  The taping is extra work but saves a lot of cleanup time !  Epoxy was applied to both mating surfaces and allowed to set for several minutes.  West System 403 adhesive filler was added to the catalyzed epoxy and spread over the mating surfaces.  To aid fastener removal from the panel once the epoxy cures, strips of plastic film were slid under the plywood washers. (22-MAY-2006)

Click to enlarge. Second bottom panels (1/4" marine grade plywood) were cut, scarfed and epoxied.  Joint was set 6" aft of the first bottom's joint.  (27-MAY-2006)

Click to enlarge. Port side first bottom ready to be epoxied. (28-MAY-2006)

Click to enlarge. Port first bottom.  (03-JUN-2006)

Click to enlarge. Starboard side.  (05-JUN-2006)

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Click to enlarge. Port side.  (06-JUN-2006)

Click to enlarge. Panels are butted in forward section, lapped in aft.

Click to enlarge. Transition point.

Click to enlarge. Butt joint detail.

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Building the Glen-L Hot Rod :      Revised 20-JUN-2006