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Thursday, October 19, 2006


I have a problem - maybe! Bulkheads 2, 3 and 4 form the cabin top (see photo). The cabin top is made of 9 mm plywood. Here's the issue. The tops of the three bulkheads do not line up in a straight line. The tops of the bunk level does. I've checked all the dimensions, they are right. I've looked at Wharram's diagrams and pictures and pictures on the web and don't see a downwards curve to the cabin top. Do any of you who have built the 26 have any input?

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Blogger Scott B. Williams said...

How far out of line are they? Is it just few millimeters, or a significant difference? When I built my Hitia there were a couple of areas where something was out of line by a small margin, but I was able to work around it without a problem. If one bulkhead is low maybe the cabin top bearer can be adjusted to make up for it, or if one is slightly too high can it be trimmed? Having built a few other stitch and glue boats as well, I've found I've had to compensate like this here and there. It can be aggravating if you are used to working with precision techniques, but unless this problems are really significant, it can be worked out so that it is unnoticeble in the completed boat.

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