tips• Though stitch and glue method has been in existence for many years, the development of epoxy resin and high quality marine plywood has made it more popular. This method requires minimum skills and basic wood working knowledge only.• Stitch and glue method involves gluing plywood panels together with the help of fiberglass and epoxy resin. Stitching helps to hold the panels in place, when the glue is applied and allowed to cure. There are numerous variations in stitch and glue boat building methods, but the basic remain the same.
STEPS• First you need to cut the planks or panels to the right shape and size.• You need to sew the planks by drilling small holes along the edges of the panels.• The copper wire is strung through the holes and warped to grasp the panels firmly together, until they are glued.• You can use plastic cable ties instead of copper wire. The ties are very convenient to use and fast to tighten.• Stitch and glue method is much faster and simple method than other methods, as it is free from complicated forms and tricky clamping. The use of epoxy fillets is the major reason for the popularity of this method. You can apply the fillets very easily and add strength to the wooden boat.
using plywood• You can build wooden boats using plywood over frame method. You need to start the process with wooden frames called ribs. You need to place the frames using a construction jig and the hull needs to be built upside down. Then attach the longitudinal frame members into jagged slots in the ribs.• The plywood can be fixed to the frames using various methods like glue, screws, nails and epoxy. If you want to use the stitch and glue method, you need to build the boat from high quality marine grade plywood. You can then cover it with fiberglass cloth and epoxy resin to improve strength and water incursion.
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