Monday, March 26, 2007

Stitched, Tacked & Sheered

All stitched up.

After checking alignment, chines and bulkeads are tacked in place with thickened epoxy dispensed via a large syringe. This shows the bow section with a temporary form.

Sheer battens are ripped from Sitka Spruce, then fitted. They are glued and held in place with temporary screws. It might have been better tack the chines after installing the sheer batten .

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Stitching Up the Hull

Bow stitched loosely together around the bulkheads.

Stitching toward the stern.

Loosely stitching the chine.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Bending the Forefoot to Shape

Forefoot gets bent to shape.

A temporary form and bulkhead help get the shape right. Joint is tacked with epoxy between the wire stitches and will later be filleted both sides and taped before the ears are trimmed off.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Just finished cutting the side panels. Both panels clamped together and cut out at the same time.

The bottom is cut out. The "ears" will facilitate bending the forefoot to shape.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Laying Out Bottom and Sides

Cutting lines, and bulkhead locations are laid out from the plans onto the plywood.

Laying out the foreward end of the bottom panel.

Laying out the transom.

Saturday, March 10, 2007


Got some epoxy and plywood rounded up. Built a work table. Next order of business is scarfing the plywood.

Bottom is from 2 sheets of 9mm (3/8") Okuome. Sides are from 2 sheets 6mm (1/4") each side. 3 scarfs total.

2 sheets of 9mm clamped to work table, then beveled with belt sander.

Put bevels together, glue and clamp.

Sand the scarf flat to get a 16' sheet of plywood.