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Building a 25' Ply on Frame Cabin Cruiser #10: "Slow but steady"

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Blog entry by AlTriolo posted 05-22-2017 03:37 AM 1365 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: Progress! Keelson, Stem, and Transom Part 10 of Building a 25' Ply on Frame Cabin Cruiser series Part 11: Leveling frames »

Spent half the week sick and couldn’t do anything on the build. When the weekend came, I was able to get back to work. “Slow but steady” has become my mantra and it’s working out well.

I had to cut notches for the chine log (c/l) and sheer clamp (s/c) in the transom. As I’ve said, everything is a tool, even the house itself!

Then I had a great moment: placing the c/l into the grooves! I am very pleased with my pre-cut frames. It’s going to be easy to trim them.

I built more spacers to keep the frames in line as I screw in the keelson, and later the s/c and c/l.

I added a track to support the transom. This way I can remove it for resining and not need a partner to help put it back!

Today I cut the first s/c, trimmed the keelson, and cut one side for the s/c.

And here’s a fun view from the inside. Now that I’m covering the exposed portion with a tarp, we can get an idea of what the cabin might feel like. Plenty of space!



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#1 posted 05-22-2017 12:53 PM

Al,

I see in the pictures the benefit of having built a boat before. The braces for the frames are a great idea. A step that I missed and paid for dearly. Slow and Steady is a a great motto for boat building. The joints in the chine, look great!!.

Thanks for posting.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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