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  • #1950

    greenninja51502
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    In the 2nd pic you can see how pulling the side panels into the galley flat forces them to go under the galley lid. I just had a thought…I can’t glass the hatch and side panels together like that can I? If not, I have to relax the angle between panels 3&4.

    #1953

    abrightwell
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    Yeah, you’ll want to keep those inside edges touching and not overlapping. It doesn’t have to be ‘perfect’ as you will be filling the gaps with thickened epoxy in later steps. But you definitely don’t want it to be overlapped. Personally, I had issues with this as well. Per the instructions I didn’t glass that joint past the cut lines. But as a result I found that one side was being very difficult and would break the CA glue. Ultimately, I did what @artisticadam did and simply put in a stitch to hold it in place and that solved the problem.

    -Adam

    #1954

    ArtisticAdam
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    Its looking better. Is your galley flat glued in at all? If not, try the alignment without it in place. My galley flat required a little shaping to fit the width properly.

    Otherwise I would back out the screw/washer you added just enough to pop that hatch panel on the inside of the #3 as apposed to over the #3 like you have in the second picture. The transom and quarter panels should also butt up to the hatch lid pieces. You are shooting for a complete shell, no gaps, no overlap.

    #1957

    greenninja51502
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    Yeah, the galley flat is glued in. I ended uo cutting the glass between the 3&4 panels and took a plane to the back end of the 4 panel to get a better fit. It was out of line 2 different ways. The hatch cover still overlaps a bit but I figure that I can take some off the edge of the panel if I have to later. I would have taken a plane to it but since it is under the glued in galley flat it wasn’t really possible without a major hassle. I’ll post pics when I can. Everything is lined up pretty well now except for a bit of overlap on the hatch lid on one side. I filleted it tonight so it is what it is. Thanks for the help guys.

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    #1961

    greenninja51502
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    After sleeping on it I decided to do something about the hatch lid overlapping the #3 panel with a sharp box cutter. Much better.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/xEs2s1Xy1U5ipQrH7

    I wish I had spent more time on the good side now. Their definitions are now reversed. At least it is a spot that doesn’t show too badly. This is the right quarter looking down from top. Pretty wavy.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/ztMeoFp4863mw8Rq6

    #2262

    RCRICH
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    Im having this same exact problem with mine now.

    It seems that the mold does not hold panel 3 in the correct shape for the lid and quarter panels to meet up right.

    I was told to move on but now i think i should try to remove the galley flat and try to heat the panels and cinch them together.

    Uggggggh

    #2263

    RCRICH
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    Can you remove a filet with heat?

    #2264

    RCRICH
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    #2265

    stretchMike
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    I don’t think heat will work and may damage wood. I removed a large fillet on my hath stiffener using an oscillating tool and round blade like this.   great. 

     

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