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Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:36 am
Frames all cut and mounted to stand-offs. Next is mounting onto the strong back and alignment.
Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:07 pm
Frames mounted and aligned. You can make out the yellow string I used. I can't emphasize enough how careful prep and methodically laying things out makes or breaks you during the build. I had minimal adjustment of the frames while aligning everything.
They are spaced about 20" apart. I'm using 3mm ply for some of the panels and wanted the extra support while stitching.
Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:59 pm
OK , You have me confused which is really easy to do.
Looking at your set up and the sections it appears that you have them set where the bottom of the boat is against the strong back you made and the top ( open part of the boat is at the top ).
Isn't it usually reversed with a strong back where the bottom of the boat is the uppermost part of the framing while the open part of the boat is against the strong back since it does not have any wood attached to it.
In plain language you have it set up the same way the boat would be in the water where it should be reversed so the bottom would be up with the 1st piece of wood as the center strip for the keel.
Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:37 pm
Every thing Chuck said ????
Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:49 pm
And in the Paul Harvey style. I can't wait for the Rest of The Story.
Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:28 am
hee hee hee.....
Patience, gentlemen, patience!
Perhaps I should expand a little on the design intent: I LOVE the wooden runabouts from the 20s and 30s. But I'm not a "power boat" kind of guy. So I'm trying to pull off a replica in canoe form.
There's only a couple styles of runabouts that can be scaled down and still be paddled. I looked at the Baby Bootlegger but that really has to be done in wood strip. There's another that lends itself well to stitch and glue.
So don't "torpedo" my build log by casting doubt.
Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:56 am
Length / beam??
Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:01 am
Length / beam??
17' x 33". [5182 x 838]
It's a tandem boat meant for cruising or fishing calm waters.
Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:08 am
Ahhhhh, I see now.
Watching this one evolve with much interest.
Posted: Sun May 10, 2015 9:00 am
Life went and got busy on me.
Plus I discovered a couple of "oops" items that I had to address. But that's ok... I knew this one would be a prototype and test of methods, design, and materials.
I've never built with 3mm before on a boat this size. It's temperamental to work with and flops around a lot. Cedar strips have more stiffness. My frame spacing is 18"-20". 12" would have been better. But with some patience and spacing stitches 8" apart, it's coming together and stiffening up.
Here's some general progress pictures. The boat is alomst 17' long and since it's in the workshop, it's difficult to get pictures that capture it's overall shape.