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The stitch & glue project
This is my next project for the Twopointfour metre class. An easy to build lowbudget boat
but still ment to be competetive on the race course. The idea is to have the same measured length as the Norlin Mk III in order to be able to fit it out with used sails and spars.
Using 4mm cheap and light asian plywood like Lauan sheated with 160gr/m2 cloth and epoxy
should make for a light, stiff and cheap hull/deck. Temporary keel and ruddermoulds can be made of hot wire cut foam. Another way to fix a keel would be to take moulds off of another 2,4.
On the first boat I will use ther old keelmould from the original Norlin Mk III.
My estimate is that you should be able to build a boat for about 1/4-1/3 of what you pay for a new boat.
If you get together and build a couple of boats with your friend in your club it can be a very enjoyable and rewarding experience.
The plan is to make templets available for purchase.
Ready for epoxy taping.
First hull sewn together. it all went together with little effort. Before taping one will need to secure that the hull conforms to the no concavity limitation above LWL by gluing some ribs onto the aft part of the 2 bottom planks.
Topsides fits nicely.
Third plank needed some adjustment as the templets where outside planking. Next set of pdf will be taken from inside planking.
Second plank to.
First planks fits nice. We have all the moulds up now as we want to select which ones are necesarry and which one we can leave out.
Templets. The pdf prints where glued onto plywood and cut.