Tandem SOT Build Log: Blue Fin

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Tandem SOT Build Log: Blue Fin

Post by jem » Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:50 am

Greetings Builders.

Scott Runner had commissioned JEM Watercraft to design a 17' x 33" SOT for solo or tandem use.

Below are some main hull sketches.

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Post by jem » Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:53 am

We tried a different approach to make the hull easier to build and lighter.

Instead of needing to build a complete deck top, the builder well install a subfloor. This allows for more open interior room.

It will be easier to build. Some simple frames are installed to the mid hull area like other JEM SOTS. Then, some 1/4" cleats are glued to the hull side. The top tumble home hull panel is installed after the subfloor is installed.

Please note: the attached is just a simple sketch.

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Post by scottrunnr » Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:25 am

Mick,
below is a VERY rough drawing I made of the seating I had in mind. I know that Matt will do MUCH better justice to it than I did. :lol: I think Matt also wanted to shift the whole "cockpit" back 6".

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Post by jem » Wed Sep 03, 2008 3:09 pm

Here's another sketch showing the contoured floor/seating requested by Scott.

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Post by scottrunnr » Sat Sep 06, 2008 7:31 am

Matt,
it's a circular hatch with a 9" diameter. See photo below. It's a Hobie 6" twist and seal hatch.

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Post by scottrunnr » Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:37 pm

Matt,
just as you predicted, the package arrived today via DHL!
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Post by scottrunnr » Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:37 am

Here are photos of the panels. Please let me know if you want more specific photos. For the most part they look fine. However, I haven't aligned them and checked the measurements yet.

1. Panels 1A/C
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2. Panel 1A
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4. Panel 1C
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5. Panel 1B
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6. Panels 2AC-4AC
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Post by scottrunnr » Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:52 pm

Matt,
I received the templates for the frame slots this afternoon.

I have panels 1-3 spliced/glassed together. I'll save doing panel 4 until I need it. I'll cut the frame slots today, cut the semi-circles in the cockpit frame, and start splicing the cockpit frame tonight. I should be able to start stitching the panels on Friday.

Should I fit the lateral frames to the cockpit support when assembling the hull? That's how it's been done in the past. Your drawings for the new build show the lateral farmes w/o the cockpit support.
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Post by scottrunnr » Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:10 pm

I just received a replacement for the foredeck via DHL this afternoon! Many thanks!
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Post by scottrunnr » Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:32 pm

Matt,
I stitched panel #1 and all the frames together. Everything looks fine.
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