bilge transition problems

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all
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bilge transition problems

Post by all » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:05 pm

bilge transition not smooth - I have reached the point where the planking is beginning to bend toward the bottom of the boat. the strips are not close to lying flat on the forms. if I make them flat they are barely in the cove. what's the best option for me to proceed?

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Re: bilge transition problems

Post by Glen Smith » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:53 pm

Use a hot-air gun to heat a portion of the strip where it needs torsion. When the strip is warm enough you should be able to twist it. Twist it a bit more than needed and keep the torsion pressure on it as it cools. You can pre-shape the strips this way so they are easier to install.

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