View Full Version : building KATY update 05/2010

05-08-2010, 01:13 AM
Here's some more pictures of some of the latest work on building to the Katy design.

Hot rib (2 laminations of Scented Maple) 1 1/2" x 3/4" going into position before bending starts

bending rib

bending some more. here you see dad clamping the rib against the ribband as i bend it to the hull shape.

still bending

and bending just about complete!

more pics to follow

05-08-2010, 01:25 AM
there's always time to be silly and crack a smile!!!...well a smile of sorts...maybe its a grimace!!!

the ribs were then drilled and temporarily fastened with (staging) nails.

steam pipe. all S/S this time. (my air-conditioning ducting I had used for the previous 2 yachts finally rusted through)! this one is up for grabs to anyone who wants it after the planking is done.

with the ribs in place, the hull shape really takes form now.

dad drawing in the angle for the foot of the rib. just one stage in the preparation for the ribs prior to steaming.

05-08-2010, 04:15 AM
Lovely work Bernadette, I don't know scented maple ...a flindersia ..like maple , crow's ash etc ?

How are those sawn frames assembled ? Your resorsinol and screws ? They look very good indeed ! They're around 3'' x 3" ?

05-08-2010, 04:17 AM
Wow Bern', she looks fantastic!!! You're looking a bit red in the face there though girl.

Have you got a name for her yet?

05-08-2010, 04:20 AM
I should add , you are very lucky to have so skilled a father ! My best wishes to him !

05-08-2010, 04:41 AM
peter the scented maple is flindersia laevicarpa. a good bending timber! the sawn frames are png rosewood 3 laminations glued with resorcinol and screwed. its great working with dad and yes i am very fortunate on a number of counts. i think i frustrate him at times with my questions and me wanting to do things my way...but for the most part, we work very well together and have a good time cracking jokes and discussing lots of things throughout the day.
greg it was very hot and hard work bending the timber. i was having to change my clothes at lunchtime due to the amount of sweat pouring off me. no name yet for the boat but we joke around with names like "ketchup" because she has such a saucy stern!!!ha! ha!

05-08-2010, 04:52 AM
She's great Bern ! The sawn frames are about 3" x 3" ?

05-08-2010, 06:09 AM
Looking wonderful!!

jerry bark
05-08-2010, 10:03 AM
Looks good so far!

Nice photos,
thanks for posting the updates.


05-12-2010, 03:46 AM
yes the sawn frames are 3" x 3"

05-12-2010, 05:59 AM
She's coming along just fine Bernadette...you chose your Father well:D My regards to him.