Subject: Re: [harryproa] Hybrid Construction
From: "Rob Denney" <>
Date: 5/14/2008, 1:34 AM

On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 1:13 PM, oceanplodder2003 <> wrote:

> I just made that name up - like it?
> Last week I looked at a new tri being built here by a local expert in
> tortured ply. He couldn't get the shape he wanted so he strip planked
> the curvy bits then ply above that. On the floats the opposite,he
> tortured the hulls then put a strip planked deck on it.
> So I'm thinking of Harry with your flat panel construction to a
> straight line near where the sheer would be then strip planked above
> that to get the sexy shape of the original.
> Am I in cuckoo land?

No, be dead easy, apart from the hull/deck join on the smaller
boats where you can't get inside, but there would not be much more
work to fix that. I am pretty sure that it is possible to do the
whole thing in one hit, resulting in a curved deck with the sexy sheer
and only one join along the centre of the deck. Need some judicious
cuts along the edge radius, but these would only be 100mm/4" long and
would be concentrated in the area where the sheer curve changed.
This is one of the things I want to try on the next version of




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