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Re: Choosing outboard skiffs

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  • cartacreations
    Wooden Boat had a two part series on the Daisy Skiff a while back. In it Harry Bryan details the construction including a two layer cross planked bottom with
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 16, 2005
      Wooden Boat had a two part series on the Daisy Skiff a while back. In it Harry Bryan details
      the construction including a two layer cross planked bottom with the two layers epoxied
      together on the building frame. I belive he used northern white pine. Might be worth a
      look.

      Dave

      --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "rljssn" <rljssn@y...> wrote:
      > Thanks everyone for the great responses. I also appreciate that
      > article John. I have to agree that the cross plank is stiffer and
      > needs less framing than a plywood bottom.
      >
      > Right now it seems like the laminated bottom (double planking) is the
      > way to go for me. A manufactured type plywood bent into place has
      > stress built into it by the rocker in the bottom. A cold molded cedar
      > bottom glued w/epoxy in multiple layers is kinda like custom plywood
      > moulded in place. I like the double planking with muslin and sealing
      > compound but if I'm going to do go to multiple layers of bottom I may
      > as well step up to a fully cold molded bottom. A little 3M 5200 on
      > the chine joint and laps and I have a real wood boat all the way
      > through. I only have to cheat a little on the bottom planks
      > construction but it is still not a sheet of occume or sapele. When
      > finished the hull will feel (weigh) like a traditional built boat.
      > She should meet the waves with more authority with the extra heft.
      >
      > I know the bottom wont pick up the water weight of the traditional
      > ones left in the water and I can live with that. I have seen that Sam
      > Rabl actually designs many of his cross planked boats with actual
      > gaps between the planks so they can swell tight. That's alot of water
      > absorption!
      >
      > That's my thinking at the moment but I'm still considering just
      > double planking. And if it fails going cold molded;)
      > thanks again
      > Russell
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