Build The New Instant Boats by Harold Payson

By Harold Payson

Simply equipped boats for amateurs. comprises 3 stitch-and-glue designs-a approach that enables the plywood seams to be "taped" including fiberglass and resin rather than steel fastenings-and 3 traditional designs equipped with out a jig.

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Build The New Instant Boats

Simply outfitted boats for amateurs. comprises 3 stitch-and-glue designs-a method that enables the plywood seams to be "taped" including fiberglass and resin rather than steel fastenings-and 3 traditional designs equipped with out a jig.

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Next we'll put in the midframe mold, number 9, then the transom, and finally frame mold number 3, to which the stem is nailed. The frame molds can be clamped in place until the nails arc driven. Bend the forward ends of the side panels in and around, and tack them temporarily to their respective stem faces with one nail each. A Spanish windlass, which is simply a rope around the two pieces that can be twisted to take a strain, will help hold the sides to frame mold number 3 and snug against the stem if necessary.

In general, a teaspoon of catalyst to a pint of polyester resin in a working tern- perature of 60 to 70 degrees works fine. For hotter, drier weather use a bit less catalyst, for colder weather, a bit more. Stick with the same size mixing containers, so you will know the amount you are mixing each time. After a while, you'll be able to judge just how much to mix to complete each particular job. School lunch provides my containers. I stand, or my wife, Amy, stands, in a prominent position while the stream of kids passes by, pitching empty half-pint milk cartons into our waiting sack.

We'll begin with a compressed description of the materials and processes that go into building Gypsy and then proceed with a more detailed explanation and discussion. By all means, refer to the three drawings for Gypsy as you mentally build her step by step. It's a very fruitful stage, this study time. Don't sell it short. When you have familiarized yourself with what it is you are about to do, and have noted such significant details as the changes in scale on Sheet 3, the expenditure of a hundred dollars on materials will see you a long way toward building and ultimately launching Gypsy.

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