70 Photos - Mar 16, 2014
Photo: start with drawing the bilges, bulkheads, deck beam, transom...Photo: this design is much simpler compared to that of Hello World - 1Photo: having gained skills and experiences, I proceed faster with confidencePhoto: trimming the bilges (port & starboard) into shapePhoto: joining the plywoodPhoto: I use the simplest butt jointsPhoto: ATM glue, apply weight to hold the joint in placePhoto: holding the joints in place using C-clampsPhoto: all the 4 bilges of the boat joint-edPhoto: the butt jointsPhoto: glueing all bulkheads and deck's beamsPhoto: stitching begins with the bottom bilgesPhoto: then the aft & forward bulkheads are temporarily put inPhoto: the bulkheads are not really fit indeed, need some modification & rework herePhoto: the stitching is quick and simplePhoto: the 2 side bilges are stitchedPhoto: everything is in place, except for the transomPhoto: the transom stitched with help of a C-clampPhoto: a view of the small transomPhoto: the bow, bilges fit together very wellPhoto: glueing the bottom bilgesPhoto: the bottom line gluedPhoto: 3 seams of gluePhoto: finish fillet-ing the internal sidePhoto: the geometry is a bit mis-aligned, but this could be fixed once all the gunwales are inPhoto: all wires cut, turn the hull over...Photo: fillet the external side, done!Photo: using a line to align all bulkheads & thwartsPhoto: all is aligned wellPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: my new tool, a multi-purposes Dremel - 3000 (it's also a Bosch), suitable for working in confined spacePhoto: some stringers addedPhoto: I use the Dremel and the fretsaw to make small cutsPhoto: all stringers added and gluedPhoto: the structure to hold the canopy done!Photo: Photo: joint-ing the gunwalesPhoto: port gunwales fittedPhoto: I now had "enough" C-clamps, 20 of them in totalPhoto: the bow tip is stuffed with thickened epoxy, the pulling line will go through a hole drilled into this fillet blockPhoto: starboard gunwale fitted!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: paint the internal side before working on the canopyPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: drawing the cockpit cut outPhoto: cockpit and storage hatch cut!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: