We are building from scratch a 16’ Hacker Gentlemans Runabout in our garage. The process started one year ago after visiting a local boat show. I first started with plywood templates for the stations and then cut them out of white oak.
I built a 16’ long steam box out of sheet metal to bend the long pieces of oak to be installed.
I next installed the keel, chines and clamps to tie the stations together.
I used epoxy and silocon bronze screws to fasten everything together.
This boat is batten seam construction, so before we can install the african mahogany planks the battens have to be installed.
Stay tuned for more updates.