New member buildng a Sweet 16

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Cnodnarb
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Joined: Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:06 am
Location: Chicago

New member buildng a Sweet 16

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Good morning everyone! New member here in Chicago. I started building my Sweet 16 about a month ago and I'm looking for some helpful advice if anyone has the time and info. I'm getting worried Gail is going to block my calls!

So far the build has progressed smoothly and I'm loving it. All the frame members are cut and partially gusseted. I have a few questions best practices for notching the frames and attaching the keel.

Hope to hear from someone.

Oh, and if it's of interest, I built a CLC nor'easter sailing dory this last spring and own a 1975 Carver Monterey as well.

Brandon

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Re: New member buildng a Sweet 16

Post by vupilot »

Welcome! Do you have a copy of the Boatbuilding with Plywood book from Glen-L? Its really helpful for questions like those.

Cnodnarb
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Location: Chicago

Re: New member buildng a Sweet 16

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I do and yes, it’s been very helpful. I wish I had a Chicago builder to chat with though!

JimmY
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Re: New member buildng a Sweet 16

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I recommend milling your keel material to final size/shape and cut the notches to fit. I'm not familiar with the Sweet 16, but if it has battens do the same. Then a screws hold it in place while the epoxy sets up.

Notches can be cut with a band saw, saber saw, or a router once the frames are installed on the building form.

I hope this helps.
-Jim
Nothing says poor craftsmanship like wrinkles in your duct tape!

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