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Whitehall 17 design

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:48 am
by arseny
Hello!

I want to build a boat with sides design like this - Image
- can I do this using your plans? Or I can build only smooth sides with your plans?

Sincerely,
Arseny

Re: Whitehall 17 design

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:53 am
by sproggy
Hello Arseny and welcome.

Glen-L don't offer clinker/lapstrake designs. I suggest you have a look at designs by Francois Vivier, Selway Fisher and many others who offer both kits and plans for this style of boat if that is what you want to build. Or take a look through the designs on the Glen-L website and maybe you will like one of those :-)

Re: Whitehall 17 design

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:26 am
by arseny
Hello!

Thank you for info :)

Re: Whitehall 17 design

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:58 pm
by steveh41
Hi Arseny,

Read with interest your inquiry on building a lapstrake Whitehall type design from Glen-L plans. Although the Whitehall 17 plans specify strip plank or fiberglass construction, I don't think it would be terribly difficult to adapt for glued lapstrake construction. The full size templates would allow you to build the male mold for spiling and attaching the strakes... a somewhat more difficult task than strip planking but very doable. Frames would be added after the fact. I think the finished boat would be really beautiful...

Regards,

Steve

Re: Whitehall 17 design

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:39 pm
by steveh41
The boat pictured was actually built with Glen-L plans:

viewtopic.php?f=37&t=24641

You should be able to get details on how it was planked from the builder (scottinwv).

Re: Whitehall 17 design

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:06 am
by sproggy
steveh41 wrote:The full size templates would allow you to build the male mold for spiling and attaching the strakes... a somewhat more difficult task than strip planking but very doable. Frames would be added after the fact.


There are plenty of different ways to build a boat but that's not how I'd do this one. Two approaches spring to mind - either use ply transverse frames which would be set up first acting as moulds and then have the strakes attached to them or set the moulds up undersize, lay frames (laminated or steamed) on top of them and then attach the strakes to those frames. I wouldn't reckon to frame a lapstrake boat after planking, but it might be possible if you replaces the moulds with frames one at a time. Seems like unnecessarily hard work, though.