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Pre Stitching Spars Standalone Chunks

Cutting Scarf Joints

I ordered the timber kit but I still have to cut some of my own scarf joints. I’ve not done this before. I tried three different ways and the third is what I will use from here on. The scarfs I’ve done so far are for the four mast staves. Block Plane This is the […]

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Pre Stitching Standalone Chunks

Centerboard Lead

Having never worked with molten lead, I wanted to do this job before pouring lead for the keel. If you follow the manual you’ll do the big keel pour before the small centerboard. The manual points out that everything doesn’t have to be necessarily done in the exact order as it reads. Working with lead […]

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Pre Stitching Standalone Chunks

Centerboard Trunk

I have made two modifications to the trunk, though very minor. One is a modification, the other is simply a change in sequence from the manual. Drill, Fill, Drill : When building Thister and I would drill through an epoxy-filled hole, the diameter was often not large enough for me to avoid drilling back into […]

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Pre Stitching Standalone Chunks

Rudder – Raw Build

I am building the rudder before I begin the hull. No particular strategy here except it feels easier to do as much benchwork as I can before the boat starts taking up space. One reason I am enjoying this boat so much more than my last is that it’s taking more thought and tool work […]