I have neglected to update this Blog so this post will cover several days over several weeks in an attempt to catch up.  (As always, click on photos to see enlarged.)

                          Sides laid out, cut, and placed on ground; note helpers all around!

View of 4 pieces of sides.

4 pieces of sides on ground; better view.

Splicing on the pool pong table again!

All frames and bulkheads out and ready to go 3D at last!

Step one: Attach sides to center Bulkhead.

This was all done by myself, so it took longer and a bit of thought to get done.

Some time later, all together and looking like a boat. A BIG boat!

Here is a shot of the bow anchor well. Funny looking anchor...

Flipped and 1st layer of 1/2" ply placed on top.

Note the Palace is back for the Atlanta heat.   I have been warned by Stan (Family Skiff, Texas) that alignment is more critical than usual due to the “V” or spoon bow hull form.  So before I glued those bulkheads in place (screwed in only at this point) I decided to put the bottom on and get all the parts centered on the bottom center line.

Detail showing copper wire "stitching".

1/2" ply bottom will be butt spliced when subsequent layers are put on, so for now I used two 1/4" splice plates top and bottom. More copper stitching visible.

Back upright so I can get all square and level, and proceed to glue it all up.

Screws taken out from stern to center bulkhead so glue can be applied and then screwed back up using previous holes as a guide so every thing remains lined up.

When all screws were taken out of both sides, I used this jig to hold rear bulkheads in proper position till I was done.

All glued up and drying. I hope to tape/epoxy the bulkheads to the bottom this afternoon.

Un Abrazo,



5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Paul Moffitt
    Jun 09, 2011 @ 16:32:02

    I really like that last picture. it looks like something a gypsy would use on the high seas. i mean that as a compliment. I can’t wait to see it sail in next years OBX130.


  2. Chuck Leinweber
    Jun 09, 2011 @ 16:39:32

    The anchor looks like something a Gypsy would use too.


  3. Darryl
    Jun 09, 2011 @ 22:51:16

    yeeaa, Bill is building cool boats again. Can’t wait to see this one sail in honor of the granddaughter.. Oh , HAPPY early BIRTHDAY WISHES


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