If building your first boat, the easiest is the the hard chine designs
like Mayfly. Glue and nail to chine logs to get the hull shape. Boats
like Wooboto have two chines which are secured together with wire loops
and then completely secured with fibreglass tape and epoxy fillets.
My thinking is to try the first method first - especially if you have
Jim's build book - which includes full instructions and plans for
several of his boats. Actually the stitch and glue method requires less
accuracy in maintaining close tolerances as any gaps can be filled with
an epoxy slurry and there are no bevels needed at the chines. More
expensive to build due to the cost of epoxy. Generally more plywood
bending required to get that bow cut-water shape so benefit from better
plywood than the flattie shape.
If you watched the videos, Jim states that Vireo was his best design and
John Welsford confirms it is one of the best ones out there. Wooboto is
based on that design as are several others including Caroline, Caprice,
and Cormorant. Hard to imagine a better design to try if looking at a
stitch and glue design to start with.
--- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "donaldm2003" wrote:
> Is the Wooboto much harder to build then the Mayfly?
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