Build Progress Lofting

Quick update

Oct 24, 2016

Once the frames were constructed and glassed, they had to be leveled (unlike a house, leveled against the ground, the boat has to be leveled to the water line which gets tricky with a curved boat bottom and lots of physics involved).  This is a critical process, like most of these initial build-steps.  If it’s not done correctly the first time, the consequences are expensive; corrections potentially compromise the integrity of the boat.

When the frames are leveled, their stands (I think it’s called the strong-back) need to be braced.  In this construction, we’re cold-moulding all the wood around the frames using clamps (a crap-load of clamps!), so the frames MUST be solid so the hull of the boat does not warp and bend under the stress of wrapping wood around it.


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  • Reply The Elf... October 24, 2016 at 5:29 am


  • Reply Karin Gray October 27, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Didn’t you promise a name?!

  • Reply steven e osborne November 13, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Looking good,
    I built the same boat a few years ago.
    almost 3 hundred hours on it now

  • Reply boat fan November 15, 2016 at 1:48 am

    Love this !
    I have an interest in this and all wooden boats because I was seriously considering building this particular design myself.
    I think its a good choice.
    Can`t wait for more.

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