Attaching chine and sheer to stem and stern post.

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Paul
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Attaching chine and sheer to stem and stern post.

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I am building the Duck Boat. Are there any tricks to cutting the ends of the chine and sheer so they can be connected to the stem and stern post without leaving gaps? The way the chine and sheer twist there is more than one angle that has to be accounted for. Is this just done by eye?

Brian Eager
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If you've not already bought it, get Boatbuilding with Plywood from the books and videos link on this site. Answers to many questions are in those pages.

About cutting the chine etc.,flex the chine in close to the spot where you want it, then use a hand saw held parallel to the stem to make the cut. you might have to trim again slightly to achieve really great results, but that will get you close.

It might help to use a bit of scrap clamped into the chine slots and make a practice run at it before you do it on the real thing.
Noah was a first-time boatbuilder

Paul
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Thanks.

Post by Paul »

Thanks Brian. That's about what I figured.

Brian Eager
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Post by Brian Eager »

No problem. Good luck with your build,

Go Reds!
Noah was a first-time boatbuilder

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