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 Author  Topic: Day Room Roof Connecting Plates
alross2

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of alross2   Send Email To alross2 Posted on: Jan 23, 2013 - 8:17am
Referring to the construction of the 77' canopy, the MTB Manual 1943 states
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All canopy joints are covered with tape made of airplane fabric to make them watertight and metal clamps are used to hold the two sections together.

This photo of PT11's canopy clearly demonstrates the practice:



Covering seams in this manner is still common practice among small craft builders, although now they normally use fiberglass tape and resin.

Al


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Dick

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Dick   Send Email To Dick Posted on: Jan 23, 2013 - 11:22am
Thanks Al . . .

Great info.

Dick . . . .


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David Buck

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of David Buck   Send Email To David Buck Posted on: Jan 24, 2013 - 4:20am
Hmmm,
I am wondering would it be that as the fish tail Plates extend over both foward and rear cabin trunks that the area pointed out in the picture is where they would be after both pieces are joined together and that we are looking at an area that may have been missed during painting as the plates were there or the area not covered by the plate has "faded" over time?

Just thinking out loud here.

D.buck

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Drew Cook

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Drew Cook  Posted on: Jan 24, 2013 - 8:06am
Fascinating -- as always, Jeff.

To quote the late Johnny Carson: "I...I did not know that!"


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alross2

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of alross2   Send Email To alross2 Posted on: Jan 24, 2013 - 9:11am
Quote:

Hmmm,
I am wondering would it be that as the fish tail Plates extend over both foward and rear cabin trunks that the area pointed out in the picture is where they would be after both pieces are joined together and that we are looking at an area that may have been missed during painting as the plates were there or the area not covered by the plate has "faded" over time?

Just thinking out loud here.

D.buck



No. The quote is directly from the MTB Manual 1943 and the canopy sections do not overlap-they butt-join.

Al Ross



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alross2

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of alross2   Send Email To alross2 Posted on: Jan 24, 2013 - 9:11am
Quote:

Hmmm,
I am wondering would it be that as the fish tail Plates extend over both foward and rear cabin trunks that the area pointed out in the picture is where they would be after both pieces are joined together and that we are looking at an area that may have been missed during painting as the plates were there or the area not covered by the plate has "faded" over time?

Just thinking out loud here.

D.buck



No. The quote is directly from the MTB Manual 1943 and the canopy sections do not overlap-they butt-join.

Al Ross



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David Buck

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of David Buck   Send Email To David Buck Posted on: Jan 24, 2013 - 1:47pm
Sorry Al I should have made myself a little clearer I was only refering to the small areas at the end of the lines pointing to the lighter spots were the Plates would be.

If they were there they would be visible sticking out fron the end of the trunk .

Not the whole join with the Aircraft Fabric that joins the fore and aft sections.

D.buck

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Jeff D

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Feb 25, 2013 - 9:34am
Here's some details of the brackets that attach the roof on the sides and forward:





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Dick

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Dick   Send Email To Dick Posted on: Mar 5, 2013 - 3:14pm

Ah! - I missed this one. Top notch as usual Jeff. Nice explosion to see all the brackets. Now when was it you said you'd have the complete boat done, deck and hull with the works? ? ?

Dick . . . .


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Jeff D

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Thanks Dick. Projected completion date based on current output is probably 2018 give or take a decade.



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