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Amateur Projects -
Argie 10 project #2


Thanks to Steve Dowdle of Alabama, USA, for this series of photos of his Argie 10 project.

Argie 10 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Some of the components laid out, showing how they are nested on the plywood sheets.

Argie 10 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Hull tied together and ready for taping to start. Steve has used plastic cable ties in place of copper wire, except in the high load areas at the tip of the bow. Here the cable ties lose grip and allow the joint to open, so copper wire is the preferred material where loads are high.

Argie 10 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Taping of the inside seams at the transom has been done, cable ties still visible on outside of chines and centerline.

Argie 10 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Centerline seam is being taped on inside. Note spreader to hold sides apart at approximate width.

Argie 10 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Same stage, viewed from stern.

Argie 10 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Seat risers being fitted as bulkheads.

Argie 10 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
More seat risers.

Argie 10 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Aft seat and transom, with seams taped and cleats fitted, ready for seat stiffeners and top.

Argie 10 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
All seat risers and daggerboard box fitted and taped, cleats fitted and ready for seat stiffeners and tops.

Argie 10 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Daggerboard shaped from plywood.

Argie 10 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Rudder blade (daggerboard type) also shaped from plywood.

Argie 10 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Aluminum mast and boom components. The red section is the plastic insert that joins the two-part mast and allows it to be taken apart to stow inside the boat.

Argie 10 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Afloat and ready for family fun to start.

Argie 10 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Dad sailing "Suzy Too" with one of the family.

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