Re: New Boat Shop-New Boat Project
It's easy to get behind on the updates. I have to stop working on the boat to do it! We are well into the project now, but let's try to stay consecutive with the posts. We picked out the best fir 2x8's we could find, jointed one edge of each, then ripped them all to 7".
We laid them all out, and picked the best ones for the longitudinals. The strong back for this boat measures 4' wide x 24' long.
The frame was nailed up and braced diagonally to the trestle bases. There's a notch in each cross piece for the center string line.
The PC23 plan comes with full size mold templates (a mixed blessing, in my opinion-you lose the joy of lofting, and all the other info that provides as well!). We had one team laying out the molds, with a sharp punch through onto our mold stock. They were careful to keep the centerline and DWL square, and accurate.
Another team then cut out the molds with a home made track saw. Not as nice as the Festool, but a good bit cheaper!
I'll continue on with the next post shortly.