Boat building in plywood
In Brazil, the first boat to be built from the Tewantin plans is taking shape. The builder is Marco who has also just finished building a “Noosa” boat which was featured in another post. Noosa was the first boat he had built and now he is already onto his second. Go Marco, you certainly seem to have gotten the taste of boat building.
Stitch and glue method
As with his first boat, Marco has used the stitch and glue method to hold the plywood parts together before bonding them. Assembling the boat right way up. The last picture shows the hull looking forward with the forward frame and under seat frames wired in place. The only pieces missing in this view are the 3 bonnet plates and forward seat. Framing will also be added to the tops of the sides, under the seats and around the bonnet. The engine mount also has to be completed. Tewantin is taking shape!
Thanks for your photos and feedback Marco, much appreciated. It is always great to receive feedback and to see the progress of someone building a boat. And to see everything lining up as it does on the computer ?.
It is a companion to my first book, “Small Boat Building”, building small plywood boats. The techniques inside for using epoxy apply to larger boats as well. And my second book, on the building of Tokyo Express is nearly here.