Rail (ing) against the Hull

After the shell is filleted and glassed (interior), rails are added to the exterior. Two strips of hardwood are glued against the shear line of the hull (upper edge, when she is sitting in the water). The hardwood goes on in two strips so it can be bent without breaking which is a good thing because the […]

Stitch with Wire and Glue

The dingy is built using a stitch and glue technique. Floppy pieces of plywood are wired together to create form, then epoxy is carefully injected in the seams to make it a shell.           The stitching is done with a soft copper wire, then cut away after the epoxy sets.