Wood, Plastic, Fiberglass

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by rangebowdrie, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. rangebowdrie
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    rangebowdrie Junior Member

    Came across a YouTube series of an interesting build. The build has been underway for awhile, but the vids started recently.
    This 43ft Alden Schooner is being built using UHMW for frames and fiberglass for floor timbers.
    A laminated backbone, with strip planking inner layer using running bevels for the strips.
    A later vid will deal with the frames.
    Perhaps the UHMW was placed in an oven to make it "plastic", to allow it to be formed within the rib-bands, similar to a steam bent oak frame?
    Anyway, found the vids to be quite interesting, and I'll be following along with them.
    Building Evelyn: A New Alden Schooner, EP1 - YouTube
     
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