Bring the plank as far forward on the stem knee as possible without twisting or straining un- duly. After the cement has set, sandpa- per the surface smooth to receive the spar varnish. Philippine mahogany makes a durable transom, the latter being cut from a piece 14 x 30 x 1% in. They must be notched to clear the ventilating ducts. The bevel stops just at the sheer line. Start by securing the planks to the stem first and then bending the planks in place against the frames.
Small enough to fit inside a station wagon or on top of a compact car, the bare hull weighs only 74 lbs. If the auger or bit is not obtainable, bore the hole before fas- tening the keel. If not, the ordi- nary grade can be satisfactorily water- proofed by giving it three or four coats of paint or shellac, taking care to work it well into the exposed edges. The sub-assembly just completed--side planking, chine and sheer with Frame 1--is now assembled to the bottom planking. I wonder how many of those boats were actually built, successfully that is? The transom shape given in Fig.
Installed dry, these plugs swell to a very tight fit and prevent leaking at a critical point. These are temporarily secured with screws for removal when the boat is turned over, and so that the stem can be taken off for cutting the batten notches after marking them while on the frame. The line between stations 6 and 7 drops abruptly be- cause of the sheer drop. The centerboard trunk must fit tightly against the keel batten and is fastened through the batten into the cheek- pieces with lVi-in. Then squeegee the canvas with the palm- of the hand to make sure that it is in contact with the cement at all points. The forms are then re- moved and frames fitted. Cut these notches through the frame, but not through the transom.
Tack these in place at frames 2, 4 and 6 and then fit and bevel the side pieces. These are notched to fit over the chines and sheer battens as shown in the sectional view, Fig. I'm having trouble finding Fir lumber so have opted for Ash as I saw some use that instead. Finish up with the 14 -in. Melt lead, aluminum and brass in this small furnace. Do not cut the tiller hole through the transom any larger than necessary.
The edges of the side pieces and chines are trimmed up and the frame-bottom pieces fitted at the different stations. It is highly advisable to use waterproof plywood, if it is available. If you do not accept responsibility then do not acquire the images from this site. Bolts should be used only near the joints, and then through the keelson. The outboard edges of the strips are lo- cated directly above the engine stringers. The sleek ma- hogany cabin cruiser of the Chicago banker shares Belmont Harbor with the plywood sailing dinghy of the shipping clerk.
The stem: The stem may be made of white oak, apitong, or, as in this case, ma- hogany. Several turns of tape are wrapped around the bow of the padlock and the tape is entwined around the last link of the chain as shown. Bayou Belle Bayou Belle is a 25' scow that can be built as a sports utility, a fishing boat, or a houseboat, depending on your requirements for pleasure offshore. Musical Instruments: - Shop-made guitar. The seam between the hull and deck planking at the sheer is covered with lV£-in. This prevents the steel centerboard from being pinched when the wood swells.
Set it on blocks on the base frame as in Fig. Despite their respectable lengths of around 10 ft. After dressing the planking at stem and keel joint, the keel and shaft log should be made up, Fig. The sharp curve at the aft end of the keel can be drawn free- hand or with a French curve. The joint is first treated with marine glue and a strand of candle wicking laid along it as in Fig. When all are nailed to the stem tem- porarily, space them equally distant on the station molds, except where it involves un- due strain, and drive nails part way in to retain the positions.
Boats built from these plans are now in successful operation in various parts of the country. Besides being usable to build a double-end paddling model, a few changes permit the plans to be used for making a canoe that will accommodate outboard motors up to 6 hp. These pieces butt against the stem sides. A classic metal lunchbox can do more than carry your sandwich in style. Locate the positions of the strut and port from the sketches made on the profile drawing. I was wondering how that was achieved,I built the transom already and Im wondering how to get that 15 degrees at bottom of it, I must have missed something on the print,because I think that 15 degrees should have been acquired somehow before building the transom,any thoughts comments or direction,would be absolutely appreciated,Thank You the newbie I'm working on one by: Peter Hi All, The wife recently expressed an interest in tooling around on a nearby lake so I have started looking for a smaller boat.