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Lapstrake Plywood - Brazil


This series of photos of his Cape Cutter 19 comes from Sergio Vianna in Brazil. Thank you Sergio for your photos.

Lapstrake plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Sergio has the building stocks built and is holding the plywood stem, cut from the patterns supplied with the drawings.

Lapstrake plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
The transom and its doublers are curved so they are laminated over a temporary former built from two curved frames and battens that support the plywood.

Lapstrake plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
The bulkheads have been set up on legs attached to the building stocks. They are cut to patterns supplied with the drawings and are set up level and plumb.

Lapstrake plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Same stage looking from the bow.

Lapstrake plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Side panels of centreplate casing. The one on the left has been coated with epoxy with graphite powder, to increase toughness and reduce friction when in contact with the centreplate. The other panel will also receive the same coating.

Lapstrake plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Sergio has completed the hull skin panels and covered them with a light layer of glass in epoxy. The glass is not a standard part of the plans but does add damage resistance to the plywood.

Lapstrake plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Deck construction is progressing, as well as the interior.

Lapstrake plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Finishing the hull painting. She does look very pretty.

Lapstrake plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Sergio's boat takes a ride to a new site, where he will complete her.

Lapstrake plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Newly launched

Lapstrake plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Sergio sailing his new Cape Cutter 19 in Brazil. He says that she is fast and well balanced.


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