Sunshine Yacht Tender Model #7: Stongback and Molds Pt. 2

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Blog entry by kharder posted 07-24-2010 04:44 PM 2039 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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These are from a few weeks back, but there hasn’t been much progress recently.

Here are the molds of each station attached to aluminum angle and screwed to the plywood strongback. Finaly something that looks a little like a boat.

Everything is very carefully aligned so that the hull comes out symetrical and straight.

it still needs some bracing to bring the stations perpendicular with the plywood base, but it’s pretty close (and probably close enough)

you can see that the good edge is facing out towards the curve which means the stations switch directions in the middle of the boat

Build Costs:
  • Plans – $45.00
  • Lofting Supplies – $6.50
  • Strongback and Molds– $18.50
  • Soft Maple, Jatoba and Alder – $94.50

Total Cost = $164.50

Build Hours:
  • Lofting – 16 hours
  • Molds – 12 hours
  • Materials Research – 4 hours

Total Build Hours = 32 hours

Next Steps
  • cut and fit structural pieces (keel, stem, transom)
  • start planking the hull

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#1 posted 07-24-2010 05:55 PM

this is one I need to go back and get part one looks like it is fun to build

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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#2 posted 07-24-2010 10:49 PM

I will follow this with excitement
looking forward to the next instalment


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#3 posted 07-26-2010 09:18 PM

i’m thinking of using pvc pipe clamps as long as they aren’t too strong. my wood order has shipped and will be here soon so i will have more to post soon.

I have started gathering materials for building a full size Goat Island Skiff which i’d like to get on the water this season. we’ll see which boat gets built first.

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