Center Frame & Rib Construction
Center Frame Template
Center Frame assembled on a Template.
Ribs and Frame constucted from 13/16" X 1-1/2" White Ash.
Ends were rounded and exposed edges were radiused.
Gussets 3/8" Marine Plywood.
Center Frame Assembly
Assembly with Titebond 3 glue & Brad Nails
Complete and ready for Sanding followed by Glass & Epoxy.
Gussets were layed-up in glass and wet out in epxoy
Center Frame Glass
Center Frame layed-up in glass and wet-out in epoxy
Four layers of epoxy required for coverage.
Ribs were manufactured from 13/16" Thick X 1-1/2" Wide White Ash from Owl Lumber.
Curve was cut from a template and edges routed with 1/4" radius bit.
Ribs then mounted to spacers on a cardboard backing and layed-up in glass and epoxy.
They were subsequently sanded and prepared for mounting on the Side Panels.
Skegs layed-up in Glass
The Skeg mounts in the Keel at the Stern of the boat to help keep it running straight.
Here the Skegs are shown layed-up in Fiberglass Cloth and wet-out with epoxy.
Again, required (4) coats and 72 hour cure.
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