Horizontal Ribs

  

Click/tap to Enlarge Image

1 ½"x3"x61" spanish cedar boards are set on the hull, numbered and marked for each of 11 horizontal ribs. (Horizontal Rib Instructions)

Click/tap to Enlarge Image

Each rib will be fabricated and cut for an exact fit.

Click/tap to Enlarge Image

A compound miter saw is used to cut angles on the ribs that fit exactly against the hull sides.

Click/tap to Enlarge Image

The ribs are fit by placing them on the rib lines and making progressive cuts until they fit perfectly.

Click/tap to Enlarge Image

As each rib is completed it is temporarily attached to the sides in place with roofing nails.

Click/tap to Enlarge Image

Each rib is cut, jointed and fit parallel to the other horizontal ribs and flush against the hull.

Click/tap to Enlarge Image

2 ribs completed and tacked.

Click/tap to Enlarge Image

As the ribs are installed the hull starts to take shape and look like a boat.

Click/tap to Enlarge Image

Rear view of ribs.

Click/tap to Enlarge Image

Side view of forward/bow horizontal ribs.

Click/tap to Enlarge Image

Aft ribs in place.

Click/tap to Enlarge Image

Now that all the horizontal ribs are complete they will be removed one at a time and each end covered in resin glue, reinserted and attached with 2 - 2½" annular nails on each end.