Pillar and Pivot Support

27 Apr

Now  that I am working on the more vertical strakes I am returning the the original designer recommendations for supporting the hull on two pillar and pivot supports.  This allows the boat to be tilted one way or the other to allow a slightly horizontal plane for attachment of the stakes.

Pivot fits the shape of the keel

Location of the bow pillar and pivot

Location of stern pillar and pivot

Once I upgraded my construction jig I proceeded to start attaching the 5th board.   Detail of the bow is shown to highlight how to fair the boards into a single plane.   In my case I cut a 22mm strip from opposing boards, tapering in from 12 inches from the board tip to 1/2 the width of the board.   When the boards are overlaid the two boards have the same thickness at the bow.    I think it is easier to see in the photo then for me to describe.

Fitting board 5

Boards are fitted for a smooth transition.


Posted by on April 27, 2010 in Building Stage



2 responses to “Pillar and Pivot Support

  1. Paul

    December 30, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Did you cut all the plank stem tapers you describe on the bench before installing the planks?

    • twsg2009

      December 31, 2014 at 10:27 am

      I cut each plank to match the full size template and once installed I did the taper angle for the next board. Eyeballed the angle. If close the next board will fit smoothly and epoxy will fill any slight imperfections.


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