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
Step 2: The Basket Mold
Step 3: The Jig Method
Step 4: Self Aligning Jig System
Molds (=frames) and stringers interlock and automatically correct possible alignment mistakes. Very little bracing or leveling is required and the assembly progresses very fast.
See detailed description of this method in separate tutorial on our website Bateau2.com.
Step 5: The Baseline Method
Using the cockpit sole as the base. The stringers are in the keel (not visible). The frames are used as molds and cut later to frame dimensions.
Step 6: The Basket Mold for Larger Hulls
A Vagabond+ hull taking shape (picture 2)
A Serpentaire hull with very visible stitches . . . (picture 3)
Note the spreaders that keep the panels in the proper shape. (picture 4)
Or explore the HowTo files at our technical support web site bateau2.com
If you are interested in Boat-Building, we have Plans available at Bateau.com, and Supplies available at Boatbuildercentral.com as well.