Frames and floors!

We have finally stared framing our yacht! So far we only have one frame, and four floor timbers. It only  took a day to do the first set, and Im pretty sure i’ll only get faster at it the more of them I do.  Hopefully we can knock them out quick!

DSCN5170 First frame done.

DSCN5168 Measuring for the floor timber. You can barley make out the outlines of the frames on the table. This is what we use to find the correct shape for all the frames.

DSCN5186 DSCN5184Getting the first set up, and making sure things are level.

DSCN5188All bolted in place! everything lined up nicely. The floor timber is the big cross beam at the bottom of the frames. This is what ties the frames to the keel. Which is why we left a bunch of bolts sticking up out of the keel. Once we get the floor all measured up we drill a big hole through the middle of it and slide it down onto one of the bolts, securely fastening it to the keel. then the frames are through bolted to the floors with six 3/8in. bolts.

The more she comes together the more I realize just how stout this design is. I think she will inspire confidence in any and all adventures to come!


2 thoughts on “Frames and floors!

  1. Amazing and wonderful!

    Thanks for the great pictures and running commentary. I’ve read Buehler’s books several times. Great to see you bringing the pages to life. With you in spirit!


  2. Hay Kids and Swob! I just got back from helping Alaska Harry bring his boat home. The boat is coming along nicely


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