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Argie 15 Alan Armstrong


Alan Armstrong of Hout Bay, South Africa, built his Argie 15 from a kit supplied by CKD Boats.

Argie 15 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
The kit arrives from CKD Boats. The panels are pre-cut but held in the sheets by tabs to protect them from damage.

Argie 15 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
The hull panels being assembled. Alan is using ropes from the roof trusses above as convenient supports to hold the side panels in their correct positions to ease assembly.

Argie 15 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Hull panels all tied together and ready for glass-taping the joints.

Argie 15 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Joints taped and seats dry-fitted to check location and fit. The lengths of wood between the gunwales are to hold the hull open.

Argie 15 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Alan has added side seats between the midship and aft seats for better sailing comfort. Here you can see the framing that he used.

Argie 15 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
The project almost complete, with the rig being fitted and checked.

Argie 15 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Detail of the daggerboard casing.

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