Early Construction Pictures of our 8' Sailboat

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Studing the plans. At first they seemed complicated and terse. But after a little effort, all of it made since, and nothing was missing.
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The plans came with full-sized cutout patterns.
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Laying out the patterns on the wood.
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Forming the hull. The "Seat Tank", in the center of the boat, is already glued.
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The hull being formed.
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All joints were filled with expoxy resin, and clamped. Resin took 6 hours to harden. We used a lot of resin, and made a mess of it.
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This pic shows the sides of the boat attached to the chines. Chines are the strips of wood at the bottom of the sides. The inner keel is the strip of wood down the middle.
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Another view of the sides attached to the chines.
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My son Tim is happy as we start to glue and nail the bottom on the boat.
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Bottom is on, but it is a pretty rough fit.
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Glue joints are messy, but we have a boat.
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I am triming the bottom to match the sides. This task didn't take long.
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This is our progress after about 4 days of work.
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A lot of time is spent sanding...
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We signed our names to the boat before painting the whole thing with resin... Obviously, I cannot spell.
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A view of the boat after resin is applied over all the wood.
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We are now cutting out the mahogany trim. This shows one of the four "breast plats".
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The entire boat is eventully painted with high-quality marine paint (donated by Larry, our neighbor). Here, only the bottom is done.
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While letting the paint dry, we have been working on the accessories, such as the rudder, centerboard, and seats. All these require many coats of resin and sanding, or varnish and sanding.
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I am doing something horrible: cutting a hole in the bottom of the boat. Actually, this is by design -- it is the whole for the centerboard.