PVC Clamps for Seam Repair

signal charlie

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Saw a tip from Greg Rossel in his book Building Small Boats on how to make a lot of inexpensive clamps from Schedule 40 PVC pipe. We picked up a 3 inch diameter pipe and cut out 2 inch wide sections, then split one side (or cut the split first on a table saw, then the 2 inch sections.) The clamps will work great to hold together the Sunfish deck/hull seam when we glue the seam back together. The pipe was about 10 dollars for a 5 foot section, and we made around 25 clamps after experimenting with smaller sections. Make sure to get Schedule 40, the walls are thicker, which makes the clamp stronger.

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