Re: Small Clam Skiff
- Cool!!. Pics!! Must have construction pics!! Gad, Paul, you're really
up and running on this one. Do you have insider knowledge that the
Rideau will be open early this year <G>>
--- In email@example.com, "Paul McLellan" <paulmclellan@...> wrote:
> Progress is fast on this boat. Yesterday I assembled the sides, transom
> and frames. I did it upright on two saw horses and dry fit everything
> first. It went together like a dream, with no adjustments required.
> Then I took it apart, cut the notches for the chines, gunwhales and
> limber holes and glued it together. This is a good looking boat for a
> box. The sheer lines and forward rocker are sweet and it looks better
> than I thought it would. This morning I removed all the screws and
> will start to glue in he chine logs and prepare for the bottom. I
> think a layer of 1" llumber for the shoe then glassed AND a 2 x 4
> sounds interesting and I will consider this. Since I am a use to
> destruction type and beach boats under all sorts of circumstance, the 2
> x 4 would be sacraficial and provide significant area for side drift
> and turning. It would also sit well on the trailer.
> before assembling, I had faired the sides, frames and glassed both
> sides of the bottom so very little finishing will be required to meet
> my orange peel standard.
> All in all this boat has been a great experience, cheap so far and will
> make a great work boat.
> I had considered putting about 3 inches of rocker aft since it will be
> a hull speed boat most of the time but declined. I do see a lot of
> merit in this approach for someone who wants a larger, practical human
> or electric powered craft.
> Build on but use your boats. regards Paul