New Corsair 13 Started

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New Corsair 13 Started

Post by richwink »

Hi All!

Got my plans and materials last week and finished cutting out my parts. Ran into a couple of problems though:

1) Bill of Materials on the website and in the drawing package was short one piece of 3/8" plywood and I had to go buy another piece. Unfortunately my supplier for Okume is 300 miles from my home. From now on I will be checking the nesting drawing before buying the supplies.

2) Found a better way to cut the deck out of the 3/8 plywood. Will post that picture ASAP.

3) Cut the bottom panels different widths at the stern. One I cut 685mm and the other 658mm (*&@#$!!) Will have to insert a small piece to get them both to 685 the correct measurement.

4) Also had a hard time with the stitching of the bow but got some great advise on stitching the bottom pieces together first and then stitch to the side panel.

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Post by Dane_Ger »

She's looking like a boat, Richard! All of us seem to encounter small problems along the way . . . fortunately we have the forum and the experience of all those builders who have gone before us to help us through those little problems!

Good Luck with your build!

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Post by esparver »

Hi Richard,

The CR-13 is a very nice boat (it's a pity I begun with the CR11 when the planes came out). I'm looking forward to see yours stitched.

Best,
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Bow Follies Continue!!

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Hi

Started stitching from the stern on the sides but that never worked as it was to hard to bend the plywood at the bow one peice at a time. Ended up stitching the bottom panels together and then the bending was a lot easier. However when I was bent in place the starboard bottom panel cracked and the point on the port side panel failed. :cry:

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I ended up putting in a new peice and resigned myself to alot of sanding in this area in the future.

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I also put a butt block in to correct my dimension screwup in the transon area.

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The crack on the starboard panel was fixed using a couple of scrap pieces of wood with screws to pull the crack in place and support it. These were glued and filleted.

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Ended the day by tacking the stitches. Hope to flip the boat tomorrow and cut the stitches out. A little nervous because I don't want the panels to pop back to flat.

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So far I think I have worked about 15 hours on the boat.
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