Form Hull

  

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Place both sides parallel on saw horses (3 are needed) with the bottom edges up. Bring hull sides together on one end aligning the edges and forming a point. At this point the other ends will be spread very wide, thus the need for 3 horses.

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Apply liberal amounts of resin glue to the stem and the area on the opposite ply where it will contact the hull and chine. Only apply glue to one end of the hull sides. Nail the 2 ends with glue together using 1 1/2" annular nails. Be sure to keep the sides aligned while nailing.

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Secure the mold (see the Pirogue Materials & Cut List for mold dimensions) to one hull side ensuring that mold is lined up with the mold line you drew on each hull side. Use 2 clamps, 1 on the bottom and one on the top. When clamping use wooden cauls on the ply side to prevent marking the out side of the hull.

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Push the hull sides together and attach the mold to the opposite side the same way as the other side. Be careful and push slowly as to not crack the ply’s at the stem.

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Apply liberal amounts of resin glue to the unsecured stem and the area on the opposite ply where it will contact the hull and chine.

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THIS STEP REQUIRES 2 - 3 PEOPLE TO PERFORM. Being very careful push the ends together, align the ply’s and nail the hull to the other stem. Sometimes it requires some twisting and spreading of the sides in different areas to get the stem and hull side aligned and flat against each other.