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Photos of the fiberglass hull construction

December 16 2006 at 6:06 PM
Paul  (no login)


Response to * Update on the 20' fiberglass Sea Skiff project (an "almost Commander")


Here is a marine plywood piece that has been "encapsulated" and bonded to the side of the hull with polyester, and a polyester soaked fiberglass strap. The purpose of this wood piece is to receive screws that hold vinyl side pieces.



This shows the inside of the starboard hull and if you look closely, you can see a horizontal box beam run along the side, for purposes of general strength and also to hang supports to hold the flooring. You can also see the imbedded plywood.


That vertical piece on the left is part of a fiberglass and wood "air duct" that runs from the cast in scoop on the side of the boat and down into the bilge.

I suspect much of this construction technique was "learned" by acquiring Thompson in 1962 and refined for use in all of the Lancers, Corsairs, and the entire Commander line. Naturally the big Commanders use heavier roving, but the techniques appear to be the same. No three piece hull on this one though!

Regards, Paul

 
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