Building a 25' Ply on Frame Cabin Cruiser #10: "Slow but steady"

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by AlTriolo posted 05-22-2017 03:37 AM 1844 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: Progress! Keelson, Stem, and Transom Part 10 of Building a 25' Ply on Frame Cabin Cruiser series Part 11: Leveling frames »

Spent half the week sick and couldn’t do anything on the build. When the weekend came, I was able to get back to work. “Slow but steady” has become my mantra and it’s working out well.

I had to cut notches for the chine log (c/l) and sheer clamp (s/c) in the transom. As I’ve said, everything is a tool, even the house itself!

Then I had a great moment: placing the c/l into the grooves! I am very pleased with my pre-cut frames. It’s going to be easy to trim them.

I built more spacers to keep the frames in line as I screw in the keelson, and later the s/c and c/l.

I added a track to support the transom. This way I can remove it for resining and not need a partner to help put it back!

Today I cut the first s/c, trimmed the keelson, and cut one side for the s/c.

And here’s a fun view from the inside. Now that I’m covering the exposed portion with a tarp, we can get an idea of what the cabin might feel like. Plenty of space!

1 comment so far

View English's profile


692 posts in 2641 days

#1 posted 05-22-2017 12:53 PM


I see in the pictures the benefit of having built a boat before. The braces for the frames are a great idea. A step that I missed and paid for dearly. Slow and Steady is a a great motto for boat building. The joints in the chine, look great!!.

Thanks for posting.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics