Just curious as to where the lightly built part is on these boats.
frames are white oak, 1.5 thick by 2 wide
frames on 9 inch centers
planks are 4/4 mahogany
floors are white oak 2 inch thick and ~9 inches or so high and run pretty wide across spaced every 18 inches
Of course everyone talks about the frames breaking in the stern area.
Frames socketed into keel, floors drifted into keelson which is ~7 inches wide
Bottom keel deadwood is ~5 inches wide and fairly deep to protect the props and skegs.
Transom was a poor design with plywood inner which rotted
I am curious is it in the frames or planking where the lightly built part is thought?