Building a 25' Ply on Frame Cabin Cruiser #6: Scarfing Continued

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Blog entry by AlTriolo posted 05-01-2017 12:30 PM 923 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Scarfing Part 6 of Building a 25' Ply on Frame Cabin Cruiser series Part 7: Scarfing Chine Logs & Sheer Clamps »

Slow but steady wins the race. A little each day and the boat will eventually get done. Today was to join the keelson boards. I used thickened resin to glue together a scarfed 16’ 2×8 and a scarfed 10’ 2×8 (previous entry).

I wiped off any excess sawdust.

Covered both sides with thickened resin (about a toothpaste consistency).

I eyeballed for straight and clamped (not too tight as the resin is the strength).

Doubled checked for straight. It should come out nice. I’m not terribly concerned about it being perfectly straight as the boards themselves are not perfect. I will be dropping a straight line down the center using a plumb line before installing onto the frames. That line will be my center line.

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#1 posted 05-01-2017 08:42 PM


Looking Good. As you say one step at a time and it will come together. I’m looking forward to watching this build.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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