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Lapstrake Plywood - New Zealand


This series of photos of his Cape Cutter 19 comes from Ian Allen in Picton on New Zealand's South Island. Thank you Ian for your photos.

Lapstrake plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Bulkheads all set up on building stocks and plywood backbone in position. Ian has braced the bulkheads in all directions to ensure that they stay properly aligned.

Lapstrake plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Forward bulkheads with plywood backbone and stem. The stem has solid timber blocks both sides at sheer and waterline for through-bolting the forestay chainplate and bobstay fitting.

Lapstrake plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Transom set up at required angle on building stocks. The transom was laminated to a curve over a former, then cleaned up before installing.

Lapstrake plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
All longitudinal hull framing has been fitted and the first hull skin panel is clamped in position prior to gluing.

Lapstrake plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Hull skin progressing and keel deadwood installed, ready for final shaping. The opening in the bottom fore the outboard well has also been cut, to allow clamping the deadwood.

Lapstrake plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Deck stringers installed.

Lapstrake plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Foredeck completed.

Lapstrake plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Interior progressing nicely, ahead of closing the deck.

Lapstrake plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Deck skin fitted.

Lapstrake plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Outboard engine well.

Lapstrake plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
The completed project, named "Tiptoe".


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