The Whaleboat, a Study of Design, Construction and Use from 1850 to 1970.
Willits D. Ansel
Mystic Seaport Musuem
To the best of my knowledge AL and Bronze is a big No-No.
Usual practice is to use SS fasteners with AL and coat the fasteners liberally with...
Start with the GARBOARD plank both sides.
Since you don't have the old ones as templates you will need to SPILE to get the proper planking...
Me being a real old traditionalist and NOT a designer just a sketcher and putzer, am comfortable with a Jacobs Straightedge and assorted spines,...
IIRC, Pete Culler shows a few cross planked V bottom designs with details in his book Skiffs and Schooners and perhaps Chappelle does too.
Rather than a misspelled word, more like a regional difference in pronunciation.
Example here in the States, on the East Coast the process of...
To All Here
The Very Best Of The Season
A Happy Prosperous New Year
Oh I been around but didn't have anything to add...to busy larnin' stuff.
Corking Good and Bad
MMD is correct in that a good corking/caulking job tightens up a wood hull. It is interesting to be around a new build as...
Mike I like that 20+footer.
Got a real workboat attitude about her.
Not really, the yard had built many a vessel in that shed from 20 footers to 75 footers and not all were fitted with a ballast keel.
J., you don't mention the size of the vessel but here is a URL for an album showing the setup for a 50+ foot vessel.
Dirt floor, well compacted,...
There are a number of tricks to installing wood joiner work in a steel or Al. boat.
Alternatives depend on how much money you have to spend....
Ayup, and well I know it too!