Form & Square Hull Sides

  

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Shaped hull sides attached to bow stem, hull sides bottoms flush with bottom of stem, forward edges aligned with flat point of stem, using resin glue and annular nails. 2 1/2" and 2" nails are used, where they are driven determines the length required.

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Transom attached to hull sides, bottom of hull sides flush with bottom of transom, using resin glue and 2 ½" annular nails.

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A mold (see Materials & Cut List for mold dimensions) is inserted in the hull sides to form the boat's shape.

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The mold (see Materials & Cut List for mold dimensions) is attached to the sides using cauls and clamps. The front edge of the mold is aligned with the mold line. The top edge of the ply's are aligned with the top rail of the mold.

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Rear inside view of attached transom.

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Inside view of stem. The darker areas are wet from cleaning up excess glue.

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Clamps holding hull sides to mold.

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The mold size and shape set the initial curve of the hull sides.

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Squaring hull using a framing square and center line attached to center of mold and transom.

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1"x4"x12' boards are clamped to each side to aid in squaring and setting the lines of the hull.

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Front view with boards clamped to sides.

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The combination of the boards and center line string will stay on until the frame of the hull is complete.

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The center line string will be checked for square throughout the installation of the internal frame.