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Old 07-03-2017, 01:38 PM
jswareiv jswareiv is offline
 
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Default Aft Bottom Skin

No matter how hard I try to bend it or press it, I can't get it to conform to the tail well enough to get those last two clecos in. Has anyone else had this problem and any ideas of how to fix it?



Here you can see, even with all the other clecos in, how far off those two holes are.

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Old 07-03-2017, 02:29 PM
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Default Not certain but

I think your skin needs to be underneath the forward skin.
I don't have the plans in front of me and it's been awhile but
ordinarily that skin would underlie the forward skin.
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Old 07-03-2017, 03:13 PM
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Default The skin is overlapping incorrectly

As the previous poster noted, skins overlap front to back so water in the slipstream and from top to bottom has a harder time gaining entrance.

Try removing the clekos and sliding the skin back 1-2 inches and sliding it under the forward bottom skin. It is a tough fit but it works.

I think I needed to use an awl to align the parts and then cleko.
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Old 07-05-2017, 03:15 PM
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I think your skin needs to be underneath the forward skin.
I don't have the plans in front of me and it's been awhile but
ordinarily that skin would underlie the forward skin.
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Originally Posted by MElstien View Post
As the previous poster noted, skins overlap front to back so water in the slipstream and from top to bottom has a harder time gaining entrance.

Try removing the clekos and sliding the skin back 1-2 inches and sliding it under the forward bottom skin. It is a tough fit but it works.

I think I needed to use an awl to align the parts and then cleko.
DUH!!! Why did I decide I should do this again? Thank you, yes, that is the issue.
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