Woods Flica 34

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Re: Woods Flica 34

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Thanks Fallguy!! Did you only need a single gantry at the middle of your hull to flip it or did you need multiple gantries? What size timbers did you use to make the gantry, 2x12's?

Also can I plan to re-use the strongback for the second hull or should I plan to build a new one for the second hull?

Thanks again for all the help I really appreciate it!!!



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Re: Woods Flica 34

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mariobrothers88 wrote: Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:54 am Thanks Fallguy!! Did you only need a single gantry at the middle of your hull to flip it or did you need multiple gantries? What size timbers did you use to make the gantry, 2x12's?

Also can I plan to re-use the strongback for the second hull or should I plan to build a new one for the second hull?

Thanks again for all the help I really appreciate it!!!
Our gantry is a double. Five feet apart. The legs were made with triple 2x6s nailed together. Two legs each side. A 2x12 for the 5' span and two 2x12s with joist hangers 20 feet long. The legs have 2x6s in two places bolted to keep them together. Ours is on wheels to deal with the small space margins. The building is 36' and the boat jist under 34.
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The five footers are actually 8' timbers and the 20s are hung like a deck board in joist hangers. I was worried about them pulling out and also wrapped some galvanized pipe strapping. In order to avoid sideways torque, I also installed a 4'x5' board under the bottom.

Mine also has a 5" i beam on each one for a trolley.

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Here is how someone recently scarfed full sheets using a router and a simple setup:
cracked_ribs wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:14 pm Today was overcast but not rainy so I dragged the plywood out onto the deck and beveled it for the controversial scarf joints!

That's most of what I got done today, but it's slightly fiddly work and I had to do a fair bit of cleanup afterwards so it ate up a big chunk of my day.

I started off by mounting a router on a piece of leftover hardwood flooring...I just punched a hole through the center and then countersunk a couple of machine screws using the router itself.

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That let me bulk off the majority of the wood just by clamping a couple of straight boards to either end of the wood.

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The areas I couldn't hit with the router, I knocked down with a plane until they were roughly in shape, and then fine-tuned it all with an orbital sander. I don't like to overthink this stuff, I just get it into shape and let the glue do the work after this.

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I kind of like the look of the multi-toned plane curls.

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Re: Woods Flica 34

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The 2x12-20' are 3x.

Forgot.
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In order to build; you have to use 2x jacks to get the legs up. Hard work.
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BrianC wrote: Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:54 am Here is how someone recently scarfed full sheets using a router and a simple setup:
cracked_ribs wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:14 pm Today was overcast but not rainy so I dragged the plywood out onto the deck and beveled it for the controversial scarf joints!
The glue-up was a bit further into his build thread: cracked_ribs CR16 skiff build thread
Yeah I may be one of the few scarfing fans around here. IMO it's pretty simple on plywood and I like it as a joining method.

Subsequent scarfs, when I had fewer to do, I just did with the plane and felt it was about as fast as setting up the routing jig etc. But your build is so much larger, the payoff of setting up a jig to rout yours might have more benefit.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
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Re: Woods Flica 34

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Thanks Fallguy for the awesome response!

If I can get a flipping team then I won't need to build a support structure/frame with manual chain hoists? How many people would I need?

Thanks again to everyone for all the great responses!

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Re: Woods Flica 34

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Calculate the weight of the hull.

50 pounds per person is a reasonable maximum

If that is too heavy for an 8-12 person crew, another option would be a rolling cradle.

That would be where you build a big cradle around two places in the boat and she can be rolled carefully in it.
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