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Fitting the Chines

On February 25, 2015, in Designer Articles, Plywood Construction, by Glen L. Witt
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A chine in a boat is the backing member of the side and bottom planking and is typical on a hard chine hull, meaning an abrupt angle change from bottom to side, not a radius or round shape. In other words, the chine is the usual longitudinal backing typical on vee bottom boats. The backing […]

Zip by Tom Puleo

On August 8, 2012, in Builder Blogs, Outboard Powered, Plywood Construction, by ThomasPuleo
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This is a picture of my garage before I got started.  I drew the outline of each of the components of the frames on the 3/4 marine ply and cut them out.     The frames, stem, transom and keel in place.     Rear view with temporary braces to hold everything straight and level.  Notch for chine […]

Tips for Fairing Frames on Hard Chine

On December 28, 2011, in Glen-L Styles, by Klaus Silbernagl
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I planed the frames of my first boat straight as rafters and was surprised that the planks did not fit. Now I wanted to make it better for my new boat. I found a working method to implement the properties of a developable surface consistently and documented this with the clip Fairing Frames without Trouble So you […]

Is the Planking Attached to the Frames?

On January 26, 2011, in News From Gayle, Plywood Construction, by Gayle Brantuk
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A builder emailed today asking if the side planking for the Outrage is attached to the frames. The Outrage is a 16′ deep vee ski boat and is built using sheet plywood construction. My father wrote an article on the subject of fastening planking to frames and includes a great history lesson about the evolution of plywood boat construction. […]

Build Your Dream Boat #25

On September 14, 2010, in Build Your Dream Boat Series, News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk
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I had a conversation with my father the other day about mahogany runabouts and what determines which hulls have more speed potential. Sounds like something you all would be interested in…   I remember back when we were working on the Riviera and one of the ideas for this design was to have a boat […]