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Regardless of the changes made, the methods of construction shown in the draw~ ings should be followed . All structural members must be fastened to the fl'ames, nevel' directly to the hull planking. Stock~ size fir or spruce can be used for most of the framing and the plywood must be of the type made especially for marine use. Sea CI'aft's forward deck extends from the bow to station 2. T wo deck stringers, shown in the upper drawing of Fig, 42, are bolted to the aft and forward sides of the frames at stations 1 and 2 as shown in Fig.

OA\ . ,,,,I;,,. Tank) J-fl"'GPOl~ SOnH FLOOR 61 "Seo Crofl's" line . show 10 but advon toge when v iewed off the bow. Cob in roof con be used for sun bathing galvanized pipe running under the cockpit floor to a hole in the transom. The pump intake is connected to a hose extending down to the bilge. stairway, Figs. 41 and 43, is covered with a trap door which projects under the cabin door when closed, preventing entl'ance to the cabin when the cabin door is locked. T. switch located in the control box.

It is equipped with a fresh-water tank, sink, cooking stove, toilet and two bunks. Two additional upper bunks can be fitted to sleep a total of lour. In addition, there is J6 plenty of cabinet and stowage space for gear. The photo, Fig. I, shows the cabin interior looking fOl"\vard. Laying out, cutting and assembling the keel and l'ib structure is by far the most important operation of building the boat. As this framework is the backbone of the entire boat, the performance and beauty of the craft will depend upon the accuracy and skill with which the framework is constructed.

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23 BOATS You Can Build 1950 Popular Mechanics by Editors of Popular Mechanics Magazine


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