Wednesday 27 March 2019

Support Beams

I meant to add a note to the previous post about the need for support when leaning into the hull to work on the boat. Copying other builders I fixed blocks to the tops of the cradle arms and clamped support beams to them, like this.

Without these it would be difficult if not impossible to work safely and comfortably when leaning into the boat. As it is I could only just reach the centreline when wiring in the bulkheads and floors. You need long arms for this build!

On the same subject it is essential to have the keel supported properly at the stern, to stop the boat tipping backwards. Here is the support block which I made.

Next phase is tack welding everything together with epoxy. Should be fun!

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