Monday, February 23, 2015

Whole boat

This is easy.  When I get better weather I'll glue her all together and do some fiberglass.

I got the boat turned over and the laps glued together.  I used a syringe to inject thickened resin between the overlap. 


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Half a boat

I've done stitch and glue boats before.  I was not too happy with the results.  There are no building forms and sometimes the boat comes out with a twist.  Twists are not good when they are not wanted.  Having said that, this boat went together rather well.  Not done with the planks yet but it looks good so far.  The red strap induces rocker so the sides fit.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Eastport pram

It's February, and real cold.  Too cold to finish the Coot so here we go with a stitch and glue boat.  I don't normally do stitch and glue but this boat fell into my lap so I didn't refuse.   Someone bought it from CLC and just didn't have the wherewithal to do it.  They posted it on the Alberg 30 blog and I got it.

For the uninitiated, stitch and glue is a very simple method for building a boat.  You get a pre-cut kit or cut your own and then hold the panels together with wire.  The panels then get glued with thickened resin. When the glue dries the wires are removed and it gets covered with fiberglass.

The Eastport Pram is a Chesapeake Light Craft boat.  It's a very nice 8 foot dingy.

                                                                     Pile of parts