1673Re: Willy Winship - any body built one? Can help answering some questions?
- Oct 17, 2007Hi Don,
Flat bottomed and slab sides is why I chose this boat. I was planning to make it all from
ply, but I think I like the way it looks cross planked and lapstraked. Still, for my second
boat, I think all ply may be the way to go.
I've read Rossel's book "Building small boats" and (forgot the author) "building glued
lapstrake boats" so I have a good idea of what needs to happen...but even so...
So, the first of many upcoming questions is: I'm assuming that I need to build a
strongback with the forms given on the plans, plank the sides and bottom (omitting a lot
of steps there), but when do you insert the sawn frames? Do you remove the boat from
the form and add the frames one at a time? Do you mount the frames to the forms and
glue them in while planking?
Neither book really dealt with ply sided boats and this type of forms.
Thanks in advance,
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "Don Douglas" <douglashome@...> wrote:
> Willy Winship looks like a great next step in your boatbuilding
> path. The lines are very similar to several flat bottom skiffs that
> I have read about. Greg Rossel in his new book "The Boatbuilder's
> Apprentice" shows a similar skiff in his section on lofting. Plus
> the Wooden Boat series "Getting Started in Boats" had it's first
> article on a flat bottom rowboat that would share some of the same
> building processes. I don't know what books you have read but those
> are always a point of beginning. The next is to loft the boat out
> full size and start planning on building. Any specific questions you
> have, just post to the site and someone will have some good advice.
> Since you did not post anything specific that you are questioning
> we are going to have to wait in suspense for the next question. Just
> because someone has not built this specific boat does not mean there
> is not knowledge lurking in the membership waiting to be asked.
> I also had my first experience with a Cajun Pirogue, so I know
> where you are at.
> Have fun building!
> Don Douglas
> Colorado Springs
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