Steve, you may wish to not paint the plywood and stringers where the skin would touch. Up to you, but I had good luck soaking the cloth in epoxy afterMessage 1 of 15 , Mar 1, 2012View SourceSteve, you may wish to not paint the plywood and stringers where the skin would touch. Up to you, but I had good luck soaking the cloth in epoxy after shrinking. This bonded the cloth to the wood. If you paint you would reduce the bonding. Again your call, Platt calls for painting/varnishing the skin to the wood, either way, if the wood is raw where the skin touches, you would get a better bond.If you need pictures, or measurements let me know, The Ebenezer is a joy to row, just a little light for pushing through chop, but that is inherit in any geosidic hull. I think the plywood that is in the Ebenezer design makes a more stronger, stiffer boatI looked at my oarlocks yesterday morning. They are just tapered blocks of wood centered over the block at the 6 frame from the back, The brass pipe goes through the block and through the block between the two gunnels. Works well for me.Good luckjsb----- Original Message -----From: SteveSent: Thursday, March 01, 2012 12:06 AMSubject: [Airolite_Boats] Re: reskinning a bare, weathered, wavey Ebenezer frame
JSB, I worked on the frame today and looked at the additional plywood as you noted below. What looks like plywood is thin strips of wood (3/16x3/4) set on edge then glassed to form additional floor. These two pieces cover the rib ends and curve up to about the lowest stringer. A non-traditional addition, but should be useful.
I'm going to clean it up, do some sanding and paint the ply and these addtional pieces. And use some of the other suggestions presented here to quickly get this boat into the water. Or a museum of rough, weathered, old dreams.
--- In Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com, "ocean31@..." <ocean31@...> wrote:
> Looking at your pictures, it looks like there is an additional piecie of plywood down the sides, in the inside, just above the bottom plywood. You can check my pictures in Ebeenezer 11, to see what I mean.