an2reir: 32 ft Lyle Hess Design Pilot Cutter. Built by Andrei Rochian in Bucharest R
32 ft Lyle Hess Design Pilot Cutter. Built by Andrei Rochian in Bucharest Romania
West System Epoxy Resin imported from USA was employed throughout the building.
Oak and ash framing; white spruce and larix strip planking;
mahogany cold moulding of hull;
teak deck; Douglas fir laminated deck beams;
okoume waterproof marine plywood for deck.
The wood was carefully selected from mills in the mountain
Timber was selected knot free and radial cut; stored and left to dry until appropriate 12 % humidity
We crafted the Keel and stem in laminated oak; Framing laminated in White ash,
The strip planking&cold-molding wood&epoxy resin building method : 20mmx20mm strips of wood are bonded together over a positive mold on longitudinal direction, then 3 layers of 2-3mm veneer are laminated on top at complementary directions; using highly resistant and highly adhesive epoxy resins.
making a 30 mm thick multilayered shell much stronger than the mass produced fiberglass boat .
Strips were fastened together by bronze barbed nails imported from USA; then bonded by West System Epoxy.
Frames were fastened together and to floors by siliconic bronze bolts imported frm USA.
Once the epoxy hardened & hull finished with clear-coat finish/or marine best quality polyurethane paint protecting the epoxy from exposure to elements; provides a tough; leak free; low cost maintenance hull impervious to humidity variations; hull that does not shrink when vessel stored on ground for long periods.
Strip planking&cold molding presents extra advantages over other construction methods: an excellent strength-to-weight ratio high rigidity. Wood epoxy built boats are keeping better their value and maintain their watertight-integrity for many years.
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