Joansa Construction - Page 2
Rick Fletcher - Central Coast NSW Australia
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1. The stem & frames 1 & 2 are epoxied in place.
Date: 9th Aug 06
2. Great care was taken to see that the stem remained square to the level building jig.
3. The fastening of the bottom plank to the jig was inadequate & was later replaced with self tappers.
4. Reinforcement pieces for the transom have been "biscuit" joined with epoxy using the tracing as a positioning guide..
5. The transom profile is traced onto the reinforcement.
6/7. The internal shape is traced with transfer paper and the shape cut out with the jig saw. Note that I have raised the transom cut-out. I will be launching stern first from a wharf & need the extra freeboard.
8. The cheap spring clamps are excellent for gluing and I have a bucket full of them.
9. Some positioning jigs gave the correct transom angle ...
10... and the whole stern section was test fitted.
11. Supports were cut for the rear thwart and vertical spine ...
12... and then epoxied using weights and clamps. The top edge of the seat support was bevelled.
13. Frame supports added using clamps cut from PVC water pipe.
14. One front seat support is fitted but the plan dimensions seem to be incorrect and the support is fitted to match the height of frame 1 and the stringer positions.
15. The port side bow seat support is added - the dimension problem mentioned left a recess above the ply spine & I filled this with a strip of timber.
16. Frame 5 to the transom is epoxied in place. Pressure can be applied with the spring clamps by using short pieces of scrap timber.
17. Last minute pressure often needs to be applied by means of anything at hand, in this case a spirit level propped to the bench!
18. It's actually starting to look like a boat now.
19. Frame 4 has a trial fitting.
20. The edges of the temporary frame support were protected from epoxy with some plastic.
21. Frame 4 is supported in place by a scrap block slightly bevelled so that the frame is vertical.

22. This shows the plastic epoxy shield in place.

23. Everything was continually checked for level and square.
24. The hole saw was used to cut circles of ply from which the frame doublers were made.
Date: 17th Aug
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