Sunday, April 29, 2012

All stitched up

Our catamaran is all stitched up. It's not as convenient to work on as a double-decker. Thant's ok though because there is no other way to fit the two hulls in the basement at the moment.

The top hull is held up temporarily with some scrap wood and clamps.

Here are some more details that are pretty obvious when your are stitching, but aren't in the plans. The plans give a measurement for how to cut the angle on the end of the sheer stringer, but it's much easier to clamp in place and cut parallel to the stem.

The other complication is the supports on the bulkheads are on the narrower side. So they need to be beveled to match the angle of the hull to sit flush.

Right now the sides are not sitting exactly right on the aft stem on both hulls. At least they are both the same. I think we can pull it into alignment using a rope tied to the front stem handle. It probably doesn't make much difference but I want to make sure that the deck will line up with the bottom of the handle,

That's all for now. I predict that there is a lot more gluing in our future

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