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'46 Runabout 17 Nov 2022 12:30 #123504

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'46 Runabout 17 Nov 2022 02:35 #123502

I got the garage cleaned out after a month of an hour or two here and there. Replaced the old flourescents that only came on about half the time with LEDs. Got the boat in before the cold weather rolled in.Since then it's just an hour every now and then cleaning.
Today I had two thirds of the day off so I removed the transom brackets. It was a fight but they're off.
Sanded on them just enough to remove the grinder marks and leave the battle scars and Nobles initials.
Finished with scotchbright.

 

 

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'46 Runabout 23 Sep 2022 15:41 #122765

Two angles hard riveted together have a double thick center section, standard Z extrusions are the same thickness in the center as the flanges.
“There’s always more than you know”.
Tommy Prine

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'46 Runabout 23 Sep 2022 13:37 #122764

Maybe the perfect job for a squeezer:

Chicago Pneumatic Alligator Rivet Squeezer Riveter CP214- ANBEL.
Completed

I've always wanted an excuse to have one of these...

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'46 Runabout 23 Sep 2022 11:08 #122762

That's surprising to hear two angles are stronger than a Z.
Still hard for me to figure why it sheared the rivets and what's going to happen if I double or triple the number of rivets.
Let's see, add a right angle drill adapter and an offset rivet set to the need list.

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'46 Runabout 23 Sep 2022 01:53 #122750

I see the rivets now, stronger than Z section but they were sure stingy with the rivets. ;-)
 
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'46 Runabout 23 Sep 2022 00:45 #122747

They're not Z channel. It's two angles riveted together.
There were only 4 rivets up to the red line.

I've only found one stringer that has some galvanic rot. Looks like they screwed a floor board down.
 

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'46 Runabout 23 Sep 2022 00:40 #122746

Is it the rivets that attach that Z channel to the bottom?
Boy, all the stringers look to be in great condition!
“There’s always more than you know”.
Tommy Prine

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'46 Runabout 23 Sep 2022 00:23 #122743

As I was cleaning the floor, I found these two stringers had the rivets broken that hold the two extrusions together. Same number of rivets sheared on each side. I wonder if that's a high stress area on the hull.
Probably prudent to add a rivet between the others. They're on 6" spacing.
 

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'46 Runabout 22 Sep 2022 13:36 #122727

The hull rivet seam needs new rivets. To get access to buck them, the rear seat needed removed. I drilled out the rivets that attached the flange to the hull. My drill bit wasn't long enough to reach the universal head rivets on the bottom flanges so I resorted to a 1/2" wood chisel to pop the heads off. They popped off easily.
The foam has a consistency of the type used to hold artificial flowers in an urn, hard and brittle. And of course, the obligatory mouse nest.
 

I was hoping to get the seat out for cleaning but not enough room. They must have dropped it in and slide it into place and then installed the front seat. Gives me room to clean the floor.
 

Some corrosion between the seat flange and the hull on the starboard side.
 
 

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