By Harold Payson
Simply outfitted boats for amateurs. contains 3 stitch-and-glue designs-a process that enables the plywood seams to be "taped" including fiberglass and resin rather than steel fastenings-and 3 traditional designs equipped with no jig.
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JUSt before the end of school in the spring we really load up to make sure we'll be fully instrumented until fall. I find that a half-pint carton, when fully open, will hold a pint of resin. • Follow a logical procedure, depending on the area to be covered and the type of surface. Always clean any area to free it from dust and dirt. Use acetone to remove oily spots such as spills of machine or paint oils. In glassing large areas, give the wood a coat of resin and let it sink in and "kick off" (nearly harden) before you apply the cloth.
A pair of scissors, some quick-setting gluc, common pins to hold pieces together temporarily, a few sheets of drafting paper, and any common ruler will do the trick. The more demanding wooden model, in addition to the above, would be helped along by a small modeler's block plane, an X-acto modeler's saw (a miniature back31 32 TACK AND TAPE Completed models of (left to right) Gypsy, Diablo, and Nymph. saw with extremely fine teeth), fingernail emery boards to use on end grain and for very close fitting, and a bandsaw or small scroll saw to complete the inventory for the fussiest workman.
Coat the entire surface with resin, and cover the hull with cloth, starting with the transom and stem. Turn the hull right side up. Glue and fasten the gunwales with ::i-inch ring nails. Waterline Place the boat on a level surface. Cut a stiff piece of board to 4* inches by 12 inches (4* inches is the greatest depth of hull amidships). With the hull balancing on her midsection, prop the ends up 4* inches above the surface and mark the waterline, using the board as a T square. Sailing Rig The mast is cut from two 16-foot 2 x 4s.
Build the New Instant Boats by Harold Payson