Another question on the 17' touring canoe

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Another question on the 17' touring canoe

Post by DaveAllyn » Sun Feb 13, 2005 8:28 pm

Okay, I build a 2.5' cardboard model, and am currently working on a full scale cardboard (to then use as templates) and have come up with a problem.

In the plans, there is a Rectangle on the same sheet as the frames and paddle labled "Floor Butt Block" When I built the 2.5' model, I omited this piece and made the floor out of one solid piece (same as the sides) but then the bottom was too short. Am I to assume this is not a "butt block" but more of a center panel fo the floor? Perhaps the problem is my understanding of the terminology. To me, butt block refers to a strip of plywood to be used in a splice, this piece overlaps each side of the joint, and the two halves join each other in the middle of this piece. Is this definition correct? or am I confused? Well, I know I am confused......

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Post by Guest » Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:34 am

The piece is not a butt plate but an intermediate piece between the front and rear floor panels, and your bottom will be too short if you omit the piece.

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Post by jem » Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:40 am

I'll have to re-label that part.
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Post by Boatplans.dk » Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:42 am

Great, thanks Matt :D
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Post by DaveAllyn » Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:11 pm

Okay, I had hoped that was the case. I havn't assembled the full scale cardboard yet, but made the 2.5' model by blowing the plans up on the copier at work. the page with the bottoms was a hair smaller than the rest, so I tried to "add a little to the ends" and it worked fine for the lower panel C, but the floor was way short.

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Post by jem » Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:21 pm

DaveAllyn wrote:Okay, I had hoped that was the case. I havn't assembled the full scale cardboard yet, but made the 2.5' model by blowing the plans up on the copier at work. the page with the bottoms was a hair smaller than the rest, so I tried to "add a little to the ends" and it worked fine for the lower panel C, but the floor was way short.

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Those are not draw to a constant scale. They were drawn up with the intention for easy viewing and best fitting onto a sheet of paper. That may account for the difference in size.
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Post by DaveAllyn » Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:07 am

That's why I wondered about that extra floor piece. I didn't know if the copying of the plans distorted them, or If I needed another piece. I know I needed another piece for the 2.5' model.


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Post by jem » Tue Feb 15, 2005 9:56 pm

Anonymous wrote:The piece is not a butt plate but an intermediate piece between the front and rear floor panels, and your bottom will be too short if you omit the piece.
Panel is re-labeled now.
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