Stringers’ installation

Stringers have to be placed into the precut holes on the bulkheads. Bulkheads mean the vertical (perpendicular to the backbone), stingers mean the longitudinal (parallel with the backbone) structure parts of the sailboat.

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After all stringers have been glued into their appropriate position the next step will be gluing the sheer clamp cleats, sawing and beveling the sheer clamp and place and glue the U shaped doublers onto the bulkheads.

Sheer clamps shape trapezoid, made from high flexible straight veins pine without wooden knots Epoxy used for gluing the parts onto each other,

Stringer lengthen

Stringers are extended by gluing them to each other for raising the length up to the whole length of the boat. Before lengthen the ends of stingers must be sawn to sharp angle (4-5 times length than the width of the stringer) for increasing the surfaces to be glued. To reach the well connected surfaces the cutting operation must be executed precisely. This way I made a pattern installed onto the saw to get the appropriate and same angles.

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Longitudinal structure of the boat

The stringers are made of Sapelle Mahagoni wood.

Stringers must be milled before placing and gluing them into the bulkhead holes. Rounded edges decrease the tension in the corner of the bulkhead holes.