We use different panel assembly methods for our stitch and glue and composite boats: from the simple sharpie to the basket mold for larger hulls. You can use almost any method for any boat but each system has its advantages and is better fitted to a certain type of boat.
Sharpie method: Well adapted to the building of small boats, very easy and fast.
Basket mold: For short production runs of small boats: ideal for professional building of small boats
Traditional building: Around molds on strong backs: for those who learned boat building the traditional way . . .
Self Aligning Jig System: Fast power boats require a straight running bottom and should be build on a jig. Our system makes it easier with self-aligning stringers and frames.
Baseline Building: Planking around molds, molds are on deck or cockpit sole. Very fast and easy but requires a boat designed for that method. Used for the Phantoms and OD16.
Basket mold for one-off building of larger hull: Build a large hull without complicated set up. Requires accurately developed panels drawings.
Step 1: The Sharpie Method
The sides are wrapped around a mold or, as in this case, a mid-frame