Main hull bulkheads, split or full?

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Thomas Chrien

Feb 21, 2009, 8:35:10 PM2/21/09
A question for F22 builders:

I am getting ready to make the bulkheads for the main hull, and see
in the plans that you can make half bulkheads that are joined when
port and starboard hull sides come together, or you can make full
sized bulkheads, as is done with the floats. I also see from builder
blogs that both methods have been tried. What are the pros and cons
of the method that you used? If you had to do it again, would you
change the approach? Why or why not?


Tom Chrien (sail #79)


Bill Scott

Feb 22, 2009, 11:11:48 AM2/22/09
to, Thomas Chrien
I used half bulkheads and I would do it again.
Bill Scott


Feb 22, 2009, 2:12:35 PM2/22/09
to F22 Builders
Putting in full sized bulkheads will save you a bit of time and hassle
because you don't need to make the center joint and you don't need to
steady the bulkhead before taping the bulkhead to the second half of
the hull.
I wouldn't use full bulkheads for the beam bulkheads and the main
bulkhead. Those bulkheads are too big and will only be in the way when
you try to fit them in one go.
So I'd say: tape in the transom and the small bulkheads under the
front bunk as a whole, and put all the other bulkheads in as halfs.


Feb 22, 2009, 3:38:51 PM2/22/09
to F22 Builders
I agree with Menno , half bulkheads are easier , the only one I did in
one piece was the aft cabin forward bulkhead ( if you are using that
option ) as this one is very easy to fit in one piece after the join .
Cheers , Jim Buckland .
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