Chapter 1: Make the Deck, Keel, and Cockpits
Chapter 2: Make Ribs
Chapter 3: Lash the Frame
Chapter 4: Carve outrigger and Break tools
Chapter 5: Hull Frame Finishing
Chapter 6: Morton's Oar
Chapter 7: Hull Skin
Chapter 9: Dipaakak
Chapter 10: Independent Suspension
Chapter X: Maiden Voyage
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Step 1: Rip the Pieces
I used my circlesaw-on-board "tablesaw" to rip them into strips 1 1/8" wide to cover the whole keel and 1" strips to cover the stems.
My stock was too short to cover the whole length of the keel, so I pieced it together. The central keel shoe would cover the joints.
For the keel shoe I cut a 3' piece of floorboard and shaped it down to 3/4" thick at the edge as seen here. I drilled four holes for 1/4"-20 carriage bolts as seen here.
I mixed some epoxy with flour for glue, slathered it on the mating surfaces, and bolted the shoe on.
I clamped the keel strips at the stems so they wouldn't shift.
Step 2: Tighten the Keel Bolts
The gluing was a wrestling-wet-snakes type operation.
I lacked confidence and dry hands to take pictures, but as you'll see in the next photo, it went well. I mixed just enough glue to bond well and make a fillet. Not so much it ran all over the nice skin.
Step 3: Counter-Sink for Screws
Do not drill the screw hole first!
That makes the countersink bit dig in. That causes damage and dismay.
Step 4: Drill Screw Holes
Do not drill through the skin or into the keel.
Use a backing block to protect the skin.
Near the central keel you can't pull the rub strip up from the skin. I slid a can lid under it to protect the skin from the drillbit.
Step 5: Taper the Tip
Screw down all the rub strips with #8-3/4" stainless steel screws. Or whatever your favorite screw is.
The wood of the frame is soft. The screws should go in easily without splitting the wood. Don't overtighten them.
I was in a hurry and spent about $30 at the hardware store for stainless fasteners. Home Depot overcharges for such things also.
Save money by going to a fastener store such as Fran-Dan, Fastenal or Bay Bolt. You'll get your fasteners as cheap as the lowest online price and you won't have to pay shipping.
Step 6: Oil the Shoes
Step 7: Kie Sockets
We need to make holes in the skin that covers these sockets.
Backlight the skin or just feel for the holes. Mark them like this.
Step 8: Cut and Melt the Holes
Step 9: Tuck the Flaps Away
Step 10: Skin Clamp
Step 11: Kie Lashings
The kie are inserted in the sockets in the side of the hull.
A loop of cord go through holes in the deck, around the kie beams, and through holes in a transverse board that hangs below the kie.
The function of that transverse board is to keep the cords from digging into the kie. They are also to keep the lashings organized when the kie are absent.
I pounded wedges under the turns of the lashings to tighten them.