The Making of the SC No Rush
As you might know, I have started to build (and its almost done!!)
a 15' 9" catamaran
Here are some pics that I have taken of my boat! (yes its from a digital
The two pics above are before my Grandpa (Russ Karns) and I put the
sides on, since I was at school, he went ahead and steamed bent the chine
logs around to the bow.
Cutting and steaming chine log
These are the chine logs that we had to steam bend to get into place
(the left one is just after steaming, the right one is the other chine
log inplace and being glued)
These are the shear logs that run on ether side of the boat, they had
to have a lot of clamps put on in order to glue the entire thing together.
The pic on the left is the scarf joint on the frame, the backing board
is to give it more strength, the pic on the right is the joint all glued
To allow the plywood to conform to the chine logs and the bow stem,
we had to use a hand planer and chisel (right) to trim the wood down for
a glueing surface.
The pic on the left is before we trimmed the plywood and glued it in
place, and the pic on the right is after both sides are done, we are now
ready to put the bottom of the hull.
These pics show fitting the aft section of plywood, and glueing backing
Here are some pics of the deck 2x4's, we used 6 of them, every other
one from the front is on a bulk head.
Here's the deck being preped to be glued and nailed down (the foam
is laid in the bottom and 'glued' in with that foam in a can stuff to add
bouncy should the boat start to sink, there is enough foam that if one
hull is punctured, everyone can get to the other side and i can limp back)
The deck on both pontoons are all glued down and read to be nailed
We estamated where the holes for the bolts should be and drilled the
holes a bit bigger than we needed, then filled them with epoxy (left),
on top of all this, we put three vent holes in each pontoon (one in the
bow, one in the middle, and one in the sturn) (right)
Thats my dad in the straw hat sanding away at the fiberglass (i dont
have any pics of the fiberglassing because it took two of us to do it!)
We had to fill in all the nail holes and the very low spots (thats what
the white stuff on the sides is).
More comming soon!!!