25.6ft Gaff Cruiser under way

Discussion in 'Metal Boat Building' started by Wynand N, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. Zedwardson
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    Location: Kansas - sadly

    Zedwardson Junior Member

    Lot of internal space in that one. Nice welds... As my South African friend would say (Seeing you are located there) - Lekker! that is big enough at <26 feet to be a houseboat if they don't like to sail it.
  2. makobuilders
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    makobuilders Member

    Hi Wynand. I hate to bring up the memories of old battles, but here goes my question…

    … so did you lay the plates down onto temporary frames and weld the longitudinals into them, or weld it all flat beforehand and fold it up similar to the origami method?

  3. nemier
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    nemier fascinated with distance voyaging, power or sail.

    Fantastic work, I love the boat, the principle, the simplicity!
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