Building a 25' Ply on Frame Cabin Cruiser #2: Building frames - 161127

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Blog entry by AlTriolo posted 11-28-2016 02:46 AM 1028 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have a lot of catching up to do with this blog.

I started by building the 13 frames according to the plans. Well, almost. The boat will be modeled after a SeaRay Sundancer 240, which has a mid-state room that can sleep a couple children, (or adults who don’t mind a low ceiling). The deck boards for those frames are 30” from the floor of the hull.

After building the frames, I cut out the notches for the keelson using a drill press, (I asked for this for last Christmas just for this project).

How quickly it starts to look like a boat! The frames will be 20” apart.

Then I got either really smart or really stupid, only time will tell. Since the plans are to scale, I used the angles in the plans to measure angles for the sheer clamp and chine log. (These are the longitudinal rails running along the sides of the top and bottom of the hull.)

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-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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