The Boat in Bedroom saga continues. After cutting the little boat in two, not quite half, I cleaned up the edges of the cut, trial fit the gasket, and put her together. It’s no surprise that she fit together, though pleasing. The structural work is almost complete. I have a couple of wooden cleats I […]
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 […]
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.
Here is Shane applying epoxy to the fiberglass interior. I am always amazed as the white opaque cloth becomes (and stays) clear. It always seems like magic. This pram is built from a kit from Chesapeake Light Craft. It’s a nesting dingy that should fit on the coach roof of the Evening Light. I bought […]
The plan is to glass the interior today, almost ready to start. A couple of more touches with the sander and a little more taping.