Frames for the Hudson Star

By Lorne Swarthout

This Sunday’s boatbuilding agenda included making the patterns for the frames that will stabilize the hull and support the seats. This involved some tedious scribing and cutting and planing and sanding of skinning 1/8″ plywood. When we are happy with the fit, these patterns will be traced onto 1/2″ marine plywood, which will then be cut out and epoxied into the hull. Five teams worked on five patterns yesterday and everyone did a great job.

Meanwhile, Chuck and John did some fine work (as is their custom) on the breasthook and transom knees.

The last thing we did was clean out the boat, scuff the finish, and apply one more fill coat of epoxy resin. Then we all dispersed to coffee or naps or the Super Bowl. 

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