Re: Removing a Teal center frame
Don't worry too much about comfort, You'll be having too much fun. Go
with the spacer blocks and round off the corners of the inwales a bit.
If you still need comfort, but a section on pipe insulation on the
gunwale, or better, use your spare PFD for a back cushion. wouldn't
uglify it like pipe insulation. I'll put up a photo in B-5 of my
latest Teal. Note the dory transom just visable with rounded top.
Thwarts are set about 1/2" below the gunwale to let the sheer line
flow without a break. With blocked inwale screw the thwarts below the
inwale into solid blocking. End decks are no problem. Put them below
the inwale, again solid blocking also in this area. Note: adds weight.
Leave a hole for water to drain when stored inverted. Whatever you
decide, just do it. It isn,t a lifetime commitment. It is likely there
are more boats in your future.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Brent Minchey" <bminchey@b...> wrote:
> I like the looks of an inwale with spacer blocks, and I imagine it
> the strongest option, but I worry about the comfort factor of
> against it. I'd also like to put some decking fore and aft (or even
> enclosed floatation) at some point when I figure out the best way to
> it and I fear the inwale would complicate that. But if you build
> you describe, I'd love to see pictures.
> >If I build another Teal (5 so far) without the center frame I would
> >an inwale with spacer blocks. That would be stiff for sure. Put a
> >of curve in the bow (stitch & tape) and loft in a dory transom
> >make it prettier.
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