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Old 25 January 2009, 01:46   #1
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Laminated knees vs screwed rods, SR5,4

Hi,

i want to finish my SR transom and I am thinking about laminated knees from floor to transom. Who has the experience to say which is better , laminated knees or the screwed rods ?

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Old 25 January 2009, 08:04   #2
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I should imagine as long as you make the laminate knees strong enough they will be just as strong but will look 10 times better.
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Old 25 January 2009, 11:20   #3
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... as long as you make the laminate knees strong enough they will be just as strong ....
Really?
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Old 25 January 2009, 14:06   #4
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I should imagine as long as you make the laminate knees strong enough they will be just as strong but will look 10 times better.
Shush JSP!!! Ahem, http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=27684
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i believe that if you were to order a new 5.4 it would come with knees rather than rods as the stainless rod version is only for military sales which tells you in a way that the rods would be stronger,hmmm not sure about this one chaps
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rods definetley better then mateyou can strap the tanks to them
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Hi @ll,
today i prepared the knees . I cut for each side 3 sheets of plywood wbp in 12mm thickness and bond them together with epoxy and microfibres to plates of 36mm.
I let them hardened now and will finish them to the end of the week .

Thanks for your ideas.

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Old 25 January 2009, 21:01   #8
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Really?
OK, ok ok....

And the award for the the stupidest comment goes too......


I'd like to thank..... D'OH!
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Ahh those be them extra strong,ones. Worth 2000 euro's of anyone's money.






Except mine!!!!
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Hi again,
now I prepared the knees, rounded the side with a router and wanted to prepare the transom and floor for bonding. I had a mistake. The knees bond between transom and floor will not have a great value. The floor in this section is only a Plywood of 6mm. So the
torque will move the floor up and down . So i cut 2 tubes of inox in 22mm and will fix them from transom to the reinforced point on the floor , where the originals are fixed to.

Knees will only be effective, if they are between transom , cut through thefloor and bonded to the hull .
Thanks for your comments. (not the stupid ones)

Mike
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