DUDLEY DIX YACHT DESIGN

Pratique 35 steel kit sailboat project of Peter Weston

Page 3 - Hull Bottom Panels

Pratique 35 steel boat kits

First of hull skin panels dragged into position and tack welded to keel.

Pratique 35 steel boat kits

Both bottom panels fitted and tacked to keel as well as along centreline seam.

Pratique 35 steel boat kits

Bird's eye view at the same stage.

Pratique 35 steel boat kits

Second panel each side being fitted. The builders did this out of sequence, it would be better to fit the hull floors before fitting any more hull panels.

Pratique 35 steel boat kits

Side view at the same stage. The pre-cut hull stringers are lying On the ground next to the hull.

Pratique 35 steel boat kits

Aft view, same stage.

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