Petrel Play Chine line

Submitted bySSpencer onTue, 06/16/2020 - 19:43

I've stripped just beyond the chine line on the Petrel Play and now want to mark it and cut it (as Nick does in his Episode 4 video "Stripping the Sides."  I have used the jig he shows to mark the outside of the sides according to the diagonal mark on the forms.  Given that I can't reach the diagonals on form 2 and 14, I'm not exactly sure where I should align the chine cut at the ends of the boat.  Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, Steven

John VanBuren

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 05:25

While I am not familiar with the kayak you are building, I will offer a couple of suggestions.

a) contact the designer of the kayak you are building directly with your question.  The designers I have contacted were all very helpful 

b)use a batten ( a long flexible strip of wood)  to extend a fair line from the points you have onto the section where you cannot see your line

Keep Smilin',

John VB


Thu, 06/18/2020 - 12:59

Pull out your plan set.

From the plan sections for molds 2 & 14, add the thickness of the strips and make a template to mark the chine location on the outside of the boat.

Or just measure on the plans with a measuring tape or transfer the measurement with a pencil and strip of paper.

As John VB mentions, a batten to ensure a smooth curve is important - if there's a conflict between the marked locations and the fair curve, I tend to use the fair curve from the batten.

But you have probably figured this out already....

JA and JVB, thank you.  I followed both of you suggestions.  I contacted Nick directly and as he says over and over, and as you both emphasize, getting a fair curve is more important than exact locations.  So, I did that and it looks really clean and fair (IMHO).