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In part 5 of the Greenland kayak construction Instructable you installed the ribs. In this instructable you will lash the keelson and the hull string...
2 hull stringers 3/4 x 1 inch in cross section, 16 foot long. Deck stringers 3/8 x 1-1/2 inch in cross section, 8 foot total. 1/4 inch dowels Lashing...
Drill and 3/16th inch drill bit for lashing holes 15/64 inch drill bit for drilling doweling holes hammer for pounding dowels
Drill a 3/16 inch lashing hole in the keelson wherever the keelson intersects a rib.
Measure the distance from the keelson to the gunwales in a few places to make sure that the keelson is centered. Then go to the end of the boat and s...
Lash the keelson to the ribs with the nylon mason twine. Cut a piece of twine the length of the boat. Tie off the line at the bow and start lashing ...
Hull stringers are 3/4 x 1 inch in cross section and 16 foot long. 16 feet is longer than you need, but you will be trimming them to the exact lengt...
The function of the hull stringers is to hold the skin away from the ribs at the sides. The keelson holds the skin off the ribs in the middle. Hull...
Trim the hull stringers so they overlap the stem and stern boards by about two inches.
As the stringers twist around the hull they end up at about a 45 degree angle with the vertical. Shape the inside edge of the stringers where they in...
Drill a 3/16 inch lashing hole in the stringer at every rib to stringer intersection.
Lash the hull stringers to the ribs using the same lashing pattern you used for the keelson. If you have any gaps between the stringers and the ribs...
Lash the hull stringer ends together so they are in contact with the stem and stern boards.
Cut rear deck stringers to span from deck beam 7, the backbrace, to deck beam 8. Position the deck stringers so they are parallel to each other and ab...
Cut the forward deck stringer to span from deck beam 6, the knee brace to deck beam 4. Position the deck stringers so they are about 4 to 6 inches in...
At both ends off the boat where the tops of the gunwales intersect the stem and stern pieces, there will be something of a gap. Breasthooks are small...
You won't be installing the deck lines until after you have put the skin on your boat, but it is best to drill the holes now so the sawdust from drill...
Your kayak should have airbags for floatation. Getting an airbag into the bow of your boat is difficult so it is handy to have a rope and pulley to h...
Varnish the frame with your favorite sealant. I favor exterior polyurethane varnish.
You won't need the cockpit coaming until the end of the skin sewing session, but it's a good idea to start it ahead of time. The bending form should b...
The coaming blank should be 12 inches longer than the circumference of your bending form. It should be 1/4 inch thick by 1-1/2 inches wide in cross s...
When the coaming is done soaking, clamp one end to the back center of the bending form. Run hot water over a bit of the coaming blank at a time. Wate...
Using the coaming as a bending form, bend the rim around the top edge of the coaming. Position the overlaps of the rim ends at the left side of the co...
You're done with the frame! Admire its beauty. It's almost a shame to cover it with skin which will be the next step.
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Posted:Dec 31, 2007
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