Newest Progress on Rear Paddlewheel Boat
I feel sad to have to tell you. but will be traveling again in two weeks for three weeks. Will start boat end of August.
Seems I am traveling a lot. Just got back from Guatemala, where I painted a entire mural room in a doctor's waiting room.
Just got back from a family vacation only to realise I have another trip in one week. Will be putting of boat build till I get back. Vacation allowed me to reread Glen's plywood boat building book, and decided to make frames from 1"x4"s instead of 2"x4"s. Also need to have 6" overlap on gussets. Will just need a little tweeking of the drawings.
Here is the Last boat!
Having to put the boat build on hold till after our family reunion. It is at our house this year and we need the extra parking space. This gives me time to figure out how I want to construct the building frame that I will build the boat on.
OK. Last frames done. Plan to begin building the stand that will hold the build.
Here are Frame 9's dimensions. There are 3 main parts: part A is the outter plywood sheet, part B is made of 2"x6"s glued to part A, and part C is just a 2"x6" glued to the bottom of part B to form a lip for the deck.
Here are the angle for the Aft end.
Alright. Just finished the Nose Form diagrams, which completes the foward half of the hull. Soon as I do frames 9, 10 & 11, I will be ready to begin contrustion.
Just updated plans section and added listing of my favorite boat supplier sites at bottom Plans page.
Found a great sight for metal parts.Bought shaft, mouting bearings, flanges for wheel and gears for 40 chain. This will make the paddlewheel assembly easier, and will not have to weld spindles to plumbing pipe for shaft.
I placed some pictures with dimensions for the new boat parts under the Plans section of the Present Build, along with both of the jpeg and autocad files.