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Building CW975 "Concept Won"

Most of these photos are from the building of my own CW975, in the early 1980s. The photos are pretty old and some are badly faded. Nevertheless, they do show some details of the construction and may be of help to other builders of this and other multi-chine plywood designs.

Page 3 - Hull skin & deck

CW 975 multi-chine plywood sailboat

Hull skin panels going on. First to be fitted is the bottom panel (top of the hull when upside down). This has a centreline joint aft, under the skeg. Forward it is full-width. From there, the panels are added in sequence working toward the ground.

CW 975 multi-chine plywood sailboat

Deck skin almost complete. The cabintop is skinned in two layers of plywood. All other deck surfaces are a single layer.

The cabintop is skinned across the hatch openings, which are cut later.

CW 975 multi-chine plywood sailboat

Painting of deck is almost complete and deck hardware is being fitted.

CW 975 multi-chine plywood sailboat

Cockpit complete with hardware and slatted seats.

The sugar scoop is also complete, with cutout for the transom-hung rudder. Note that the sugar scoop was an after-thought and should rather be built as an integral part of the hull rather than added later as I did.

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