Dimensioning the Plywood

I’ve been busy cutting out parts while I wait for the epoxy to arrive.

DSC00464DSC00465DSC00467The plans call for doublers when joining two panels.  This approach is simple, effective and attractive.  Kilburn asks the builder to cut a 15 degree angle on the long edges.  This gives the doubler a very attractive, eye catching appearance.

DSC00470I used one half of the front bulkhead to trace and create the second half.  These two pieces will be joined with a doubler.  Kilburn has utilized nearly every square inch of a 4 x 8 to create both front and rear bulkheads, a doubler, two cabinet bottom corners and the front filler board all out of a single sheet.  Very clever!

DSC00469DSC00476This is the doubler to join the upper end of one side of the front bulkhead.  You leave it 3/4″ shy off the inboard edge to allow for solid wood edging.

DSC00471DSC00473I designed and cut the windows at this stage while I had the panels lying flat.  The front window is sized in accordance to plans but the rear window was dimension up a bit.  It is 1″ taller and 2″ longer than the standard window.   I felt this made for a more balanced looking cabin.


 I will now put my attention toward building the construction frame while I wait to receive the epoxy.  The plans have been easy to follow and very clear.   I’m very impressed with Kilburn’s attention to detail.  This is a surprisingly simple boat.  In fact it’s so simple I believe it might actually work.