Sunday, November 19, 2017

Documenting a Couple Construction Details

Choosing not to follow the Weekender plans and construction videos exactly results in consequences that require figuring things out some other way. I have used the Back Yard Yacht Builders and Messing About forums for many solutions. Touring Barry Pyeatt's Spirit Wind while he was alive helped a bunch, too. Which is where I learned about Racelite products.
The plans show how to install the chain plates after the rub rails have been attached. I preferred to mount them first. In so doing, I discovered a few things I had to deal with.
Situation Solution
Top bolt covered by rail may need to be removed for some reason Hole drilled to allow later access
Need for epoxy-embedded fabric beneath the chain plates Put strips of fiberglass on the hull underneath the chain plates


Situation Solution
No toe rail on the deck makes for dangerous footing. The plans call for a toe rail.
The toe rail in the plans traps water on the deck. I chose to drill scuppers because it is the most expedient option I could find.


Here is a Weekender without a toe rail.


If I were constructing Kingsfold as a boat building "show piece," I might have done a toe rail like the one on this boat.

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