So here we are - another new build. I'll spare you the usual slow jokes. I am building this boat away from home and we only go there on average every second weekend = SLOW.
Anyway I started with lofting the frames onto a piece of 25 mm MDF that was laying about. In hindsight it turned out very well 'cos I could screw the laminating blocks to it, lay some clear plastic, then smear the pox on my timber and clamp away
As you can see on the plans only one half of the moulds are drawn so I had to trace the half and rotate the tracing paper about the
centre line to acheive a full frame. I lofted about half the frames then traced them all, repainted the lofting board then did the full thing with both halves. Reason I did this was 'cos the MDF is only 8 x 4 ft so the frames only fitted in this space one at a time.
Now onto the nail trick to get my frames outline imprinted onto some 140 x 19mm pine for the moulds
I did both mould halves at the same time screwed together so that I may some chance of my boat having a port side resembling the s'board side.
At this point you all are probably wondering what I'm building and here it is - an Iain Oughtred "Grey Seal" 22 Ft long and with the new gaff rig that Iain drew for me. Actually involved me remaking a couple of the frames 'cos the mast is moved ( I think aft ) and so Fr 3 and 4 have a new location away from their respective stations which involved a bit of head-scratching figuring a way to loft new frames without doing a complete loft of hull. Hopefully my cheat will work. Time will tell.
I'll finish this post now in case I run over my limit ( is there one ??? )