Key Largo Carolina Dory Build #3: Bow and Rails

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Blog entry by ccarrington posted 08-15-2017 02:01 AM 1244 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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First step was to cut the stem out according to the plans

Then use spacers and the stronback to hold the stem in place while you glue and screw it to mount to the keelston

Next, attach a triangle piece of 2×6 to further reinforce the bow of thee boat

Measure out where you want your rails to end up and cut it into the keelston to keep your angles correct. I started making mine from the back transom forward to the bow gluing and screwing two ribs at a time and then jumping to the other side and back and forth to keep it from pulling the frame out of alignment. Kept moving up untill i got to the notches I cut and then cut the rail to fit.

clamps and glue and time

keep doing this for the bottom rail

Then shaped the tip of the keelston and the whole stem with a belt sander until it as the correct shape

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