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Plank ID

Post by Jim Godlewski » Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:36 am

Not sure how important this is but what is the terminology for this vertical plank that runs fore/aft. See white arrow. I'll be working on these for a while so I want to call them something that sounds correct.
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Re: Plank ID

Post by JimF » Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:48 am

I think that would be the coaming but I have been wrong before!
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Re: Plank ID

Post by Captain Nemo » Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:09 am

Coaming would be right.
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Re: Plank ID

Post by Jim Godlewski » Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:53 am

Excellent! Thank you.
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Re: Plank ID

Post by Captain Nemo » Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:36 pm

How about more pics of your project 😎
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Re: Plank ID

Post by Jim Godlewski » Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:35 pm

Of course!
My late brother and I bought this in 2015, he past that year. I started this project in 2019 after I retired by myself in memory of my brother John. When we bought the boat it had a new cold molded bottom. I removed everything else that I could including the stringers and now working on getting the sheer battens made and installed. Then on to the coambing boards. It's a big job for me alone but I got this...
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Post by Captain Nemo » Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:47 pm

Very ambitious. Keep us posted👍. Someday I may retire and be able to take on such a worthy project.
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Re: Plank ID

Post by JimF » Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:36 pm

Those coaming boards run the entire length of the boat. 20’!!!!
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Re: Plank ID

Post by Tom Gruenauer » Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:48 am

Don't be surprised if you have to steam bend the forward part of the sheer batten to get it to lay right. I had to on my 24' Chris.
Compound bend and twist.

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Re: Plank ID

Post by Jim Godlewski » Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:51 am

Tom, I have been concerned with that. I don't have a steam generator on hand. What did you use to steam your batten? Did you steam the front half only? Would like to see some photos of a steam generator.
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Re: Plank ID

Post by Tom Gruenauer » Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:59 pm

Jim,
I will give everyone a good laugh. Years of camping taught me that a propane camp stove boils water really fast.
A two burner propane camp stove with a large turkey roasting pan covers both burners. I cut a hole the the lid of the roasting pan (know one uses the lid) at least that is what I told my wife, plumed into your steam box. Don't use PVC pipe at about 200 F it starts to go back to a liquid (Yea I tried that) . Form board with duct tape worked only a little better (not much). I have so few pieces to steam bend I did not want to go the expensive route. This worked for me.

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Re: Plank ID

Post by boatxplorer » Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:42 pm

Don't take apart your boat too far, it may loose its shape. I'd put the original deck framing back in to make sure your top sides (hull sides) are not bellying (widening out beyond original dimensions). Then put some cross bracing from sheer on one side to the chine on the opposite side. And do the opposite from starboard side. Put some bracing from sheer to sheer to temporarily replace the deck framing about a 1/3 of the way back from bow and similar distance up from stern. This should help hold the shape while you fit and fair new battens and the planking. Just my $.02.

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Re: Plank ID

Post by Jim Godlewski » Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:45 pm

Tom Gruenauer wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:48 am
Don't be surprised if you have to steam bend the forward part of the sheer batten to get it to lay right. I had to on my 24' Chris.
Compound bend and twist.
Now I see what you mean. I think I'll try the insulated sleeve method and see if I can just do the forward third of the batten.
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Re: Plank ID

Post by Tom Gruenauer » Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:46 am

Here are some photos:
PVC and camp stove and turkey roaster forward 1/3
Insulated foam with duct tape with clam/corn steamer for the transom planks 12" plus in width.
Both got the internal temp over 212F
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Re: Plank ID

Post by jfrprops » Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:12 pm

Now guys, I am the king for wing it and jury rigging....but lately I have seen some very impressive steaming setups....just remember...that stuff is sooooo dangerous....knocking something over/spilling....hot water and steam killed many a crewman and passenger back in the day...shop guys too....just saying...be safe...John in Va.
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Re: Plank ID

Post by Jim Godlewski » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:34 pm

Excellent point John! Thanks for taking the time to remind us to keep safety a priority.
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Re: Plank ID

Post by tkhersom » Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:36 pm

And to think this all started by just trying to figure out the correct nomenclature for a board.

Nice to see some constructive activity on The Buzz!! :D
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Re: Plank ID

Post by Jim Godlewski » Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:05 pm

Yeah, this topic has picked up some steam since it started. 8)
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