CNC molds/cleat issues

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Norm
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CNC molds/cleat issues

Post by Norm » Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:43 pm

I purchased the CNC molds for the Prospector Ranger from Bear Mountain. The stern molds do not have a notch to fit over the #6 mold form cleat. It seems odd they don't have a notch cut and equally odd to have to move the cleat to the other side of the #6 mold form line. Most of the pictures I see of the the stern molds has a notch, they don't look Bear Mt CNC molds. The picture of the CNC molds set up on Bear mt web site shows the cleat on the other side, but that mold doesn't look like mine. This is my first build and I am afraid I am missing something. Should I cut a notch or move the cleat?

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Jim Dodd
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Re: CNC molds/cleat issues

Post by Jim Dodd » Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:57 am

I don't think it will make any difference either way you do it.
But me I'd position the cleat on the back side of the form. No need to cut the notch.
It just requires a little measuring to reposition it.

Jim
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Norm
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Re: CNC molds/cleat issues

Post by Norm » Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:02 pm

Thank you. I am glad I did not over look something obvious. Now on to over think the next step.

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Jim Dodd
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Re: CNC molds/cleat issues

Post by Jim Dodd » Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:26 am

Norm
I wish I'd have errored on the side of caution at least a few times in my life !
You will do fine !

Jim
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