- Feb 1, 2003
> do I cut the side panels at a bevel?
> Payson book doesnt mention it, however, the section drawing on
> plans indicates a bevel. maybe unintended drafting?There is very little that is unintended in PCB's drafting, especially
in plans meant for sale to beginners as the Payson plans are. When I
built my Elegant Punt, which is basically the same as the Teal, I cut
the side panels without bevel, and attached the chines without bevel.
It took about an hour to plane the bevel on the chines, using a
straightedge across the bottom to guage the angle. I think that is
what was intended. Using a sharp plane is one of the pleasantest
parts of boatbuilding.
There is no point in trying to cut 1/4" ply at a bevel since it takes
a single pass with a Surform tool to bevel it. At least, that's how I
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