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Pratique 35 steel kit sailboat project of Peter Weston

Page 1 - Steel Panels & Building Cradle

Pratique 35 steel boat kits

Skin panels and stringers arrive from the steel supply company on a pallet.

Pratique 35 steel boat kits

Smaller components arrive on a separate pallet.

Pratique 35 steel boat kits

Panels of hull and deck skin laid out for checking.

Pratique 35 steel boat kits

Components of integral tanks to be built in hull bottom over keel.

Pratique 35 steel boat kits

Components of intermediate keel floors.

Pratique 35 steel boat kits

Steel rails levelled and bolted to slab, forming solid base off which to work. First of 3 external frames that form the building cradle being moved into position.

The cradle is fabricated by the builder to plans supplied with the kit.

Pratique 35 steel boat kits

Cradle set up and braced, ready for keel construction to start.

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