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Re: building my pram - on
Posted by CLC on May 18, 2005
>>>>>>>the transom is not edge fitting to planks, just barely touching with the wood at an angle. IS THIS OK
The bow transom is raked more sharply, so there'll be gaps on the aft face. These are buried beneath fillets and the extra surface area makes the fillets stronger, if anything.
1/8" gaps between planks at the bow sometimes happens. Usually if you have a helper you can draw the planks together and tighten the wires (you'll break a wire or two). I just ignore it, as those gaps disappear beneath the epoxy fillets and the forward seat.
Just now I'm in the thick of building eleven (!) Eastport Prams for the Annapolis Family Boatbuilding event.
Annapolis Family Boatbuilding
In Response to: building my pram - one Q by mullman on May 18, 2005