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Posted by Sandy 
interior
February 23, 2001 02:44PM
We got gunwales glued up yesterday, and are beginning to plan out the inside. Sandy, you refer to fullsized patterns in the plywood plans. Are these somthing that we can order from you?

If anyone out there has comments of things that they did on their boat intreior that they really liked/disliked, Id like to hear about it, or about any good links. Im interested in seats, water tight storage, anchor systems, anything. Also, does any one know about trailer plans? We have a friend who is a great welder, and has graciously offered to help us out. thank you all.

tom
Re: interior
February 23, 2001 03:42PM
In reply to "interior", posted by Tom on Feb 23, 2001:
>We got gunwales glued up yesterday, and are beginning to plan out the inside. Sandy, you refer to fullsized patterns in the plywood plans. Are these somthing that we can order from you?
>
>If anyone out there has comments of things that they did on their boat intreior that they really liked/disliked, Id like to hear about it, or about any good links. Im interested in seats, water tight storage, anchor systems, anything. Also, does any one know about trailer plans? We have a friend who is a great welder, and has graciously offered to help us out. thank you all.
>
>tom


Lot's of issues.
Trailer plans...what a good idea. I have a local guy
(B&W Welding) in Belgrade MT who makes very nice tilt
trailers. But his trailer is his now (I got him started
originally, with a design of mine). I don't know of any.
I'll look into it.

Full sized patterns.
This is something that comes with the paper plan set.
It happens that I have a slightly torn copy.
Send me a manilla sase and I'll send it to you.
This is a one time deal. To get patterns, usually, you
should buy the paper plans instead of the electronic
version.

Interior design is the most fun part of boat building
for me. The hulls are just a lot of hard work.
I'm frustrated right now because I still don't have a
shop....I'm still in the middle of a stalled construction
project.

Beginning boat builders love to buy fancy
ass hinges
and hot rod latches for lids on seats that are also
dry storage lockers. I like to skip the hardware.
I make all top-side opennings, in lockers, so they have
a slightly raised lip. Then I make a matching lid.
Then I glue a loop of 1/8" nylon rope to the inside of the
lid, and another loop to the bottom of the locker.
Then I use an adjustable bungie cord to secure the lid.
Now you have hinges to get bent or pull out, and no
latch to catch fishing line. Instead you have a secure
lid and completely smooth surface.

Seats. I make them adjustable, so they can slide forward
or back. In practice, I never adjust the passenger seat.
But I do slide the rowers seat a lot. Every rower likes
it different. Every payload requires a different ballance.

I'll add more on securing a sliding seat in a later post.

Finally, my next boat building project will include
truly sliding rower's seat....like one found on a rowing
scull. So I can row off my legs. I haven't built that one
yet. First step is finish the damn shop.


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