Re: Second Dory Build, Help Me Out
Opinions freely offered to take or leave as you choose. It's your boat. . .
I've never used Bostik 920. I know that both Walter Simmons and Eric Hvalsoe swear by Boatlife Lifecaulk instead so I might be inclined to follow the lead of these very, very experienced lapstrake boatbuilders if I were to use goo in the seam. Lifecaulk is forever flexible, which is exactly what you need.
Clench nails good.
Mesquite grown crooks extra good. Start seasoning them now if you haven't already. Bandsaw them out at least a half inch oversize and make sure they've air dried for a year plus a year for every inch of thickness. . .but if you didn't plan ahead and don't have a time machine? Then you can maybe try to microwave dry them like the bowl turners sometimes do.
Why the laps brought down to flush? It's stronger (and I think looks a lot more like a genuine banker) if you leave proper laps. Flush-sided looks to me just too much like a common-variety plywood dory until you get really close.
Thwarts generally don't get fastened at all in a banker, they just slot down over the frames and rest on the risers. You want to be able to stack these two like Dixie cups just like the originals so you don't need to buy an extra trailer, don't you? The thwarts need to come out then.
Your sheer rail is fine if you like it that way, but many of us find the utility of all sorts of lash points and grab-holds of a slotted gunwale to be very useful indeed, not to mention the fact that it saves weight and makes it easier to slosh out the sand out of your boat. But you can do another solid rail if you prefer. No biggie.
This type of boat really won't sail for squat except for downwind. You can play with it if you wanna, but I'd myself probably save the sailing for the DeBlois St. Dory which really is a genuine sail and oar boat.
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