Mad Dog's SK14

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Thank you, Reid. I see what you mean about the sheer line. The SK14 does not have much of a curve so I should be able to cut most of it in a straight line.

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MD,

Here is the side panel directly from the plans:
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You can see that the sheer line is far from straight. If you are looking at at the sheer line of a boat like the SK14, once the hull is already assembled, the sheer line looks relatively straight. However, due to the compound curves that this panel needs to make, the actual panel is far from straight. Cutting straight strips of wood for the rubrail will result in the wood wanting to check out on when trying to laminate it to the sheer of the hull. If the rubrail is cut to the same curvature as the flat panel then it will lay perfectly against the finished hull, saving you a lot of aggravation and finish work.

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Reid, you are correct. The eyes do deceive but a straight edge doesn't lie.

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So, I am at a point where I need to figure out where the grabrail should be placed. In the pics below I centered it halfway between the transom and the Frame B, or the midpoint of the sole. I admit, I don't know how that is going to trim out once on the water. I expect that while fishing I will tend to be in front of the bar.
Just looking for feedback to keep me from hosing it up too bad.

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That doesn't look to bad MD, where is Frame C in relation to it? Tom
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I believe the front mounts are just ahead of frame C. The back mounts are right at halfway between frame B and the transom.

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Mad Dog wrote: Fri Sep 29, 2023 4:03 pm I believe the front mounts are just ahead of frame C. The back mounts are right at halfway between frame B and the transom.

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MD do you mean frame D and the transom frame B is forward of frame C.
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Tom, I should have typed between C and D.

Reid suggested I wait until I float the SK14 and let i tell me where to put mount the grab bar. I took that as good advice and put in extra cleats to give me plenty of opportunities.

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How’s the build going?

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