SourceRuns boat project


#1

OK, let’s get started. SourceRuns boat project.

I and my friend have decided to make a boat of flywood with the SourceRuns theme. We are going to use a boat building method called “Stitch and glue”.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stitch_and_glue

This method requiers no carcass and even a lot of spanthouts to seal boards, the transom and the bottom.

Firstly, we’ve made a big 1:1 scaled draft with different parts of the boat.

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(the lines can be seen hardly)
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There are some parts of the boat which will be copied on flywood panels and then cut.

After that - starting building! Sliced panels, bars and planks; epoxy resin and fumed silica (yes lol); glass fiber + 4 hands = boat almost done.

The last part gonna be pressurization and painting the whole boat into black-orange SourceRuns theme.

Сharacteristics[sup]1[/sup]:

Max size - 110 x 230cm
Board height - 60cm (62.11)
Mass - 20-50 kg (unknown exaclty).
Crew - 2 + 1.
Max waterline height - about 40cm (unknown exactly).
Deadweight - about 500 kg (will be known exactly when I find out max waterline height OpieOP).

[sup]1[/sup] - they will be refined soon

In addition, we are going to make a mast and a tiller with a simple steering system; two “trunks” to store things.

Every day when we do our project, we record videos and take photos to make timelapse/image montage video at the end. In the video all days’ progress will be explained. Here in this topic I will post some images showing what we have done.

Starting from this point, the project is probably going to take about a month.

Feel free to ask any questions in this topic. If some words here are unclear, ask me too.


#2

Uhm, wow.


#3

Oh, my god, this is so cool! Can’t wait to see the finished product!


#4

Wooah. This is really awesome. Can’t wait to see that time elapse.


#5

Update! We have started buying materials. Plywood, bars and glass fiber are already bought.




#6

We have finished buying basic stuff, tomorrow we will start building!


#7

Awesome :slight_smile:


#8

Can we see the blueprints? :slight_smile:
Amazing idea tbh.


#9

The blueprints were drew right away on the paper, there is no minimized copies or computer graphics. You can hardly see it on photos though.


#10

BIG UPDATE! On 27th and 28th of May, we started building! We copied the blueprints on the plywood and have cut some pieces of the boat: the bottom, middle-shaphout and two boards (for now they are collapsed).

All videos and photos from those two days are over 25 GB in total!









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#12

Updated size: 2500 mm x 1100 mm


#13

Early July.


#14

Another 2-day update (8th and 9th).

We cleared the outside of the bottom; made 3 more shpanhouts (frames) (7 in total); made the big (one on the back) frame to be as an entry to the “trunk”; glued the big (back) frame and one middle frame.


#15

What is the trapdoor for?


#16

It’s an entry to the “trunk”


#17

1-day upd:

  • Added a latch and limiter to the trapdoor
  • Polished and increased mast frames (they will hold the mast)
  • Made fortification for the mast out of the plank (with d=50 circle hole)
  • Glued 2 more frames (second middle & front ones) and the mast fortification

Unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo of the full boat with new frames glued, as I did on last update.


#18

2-day update.

  • cut top covers for the back trunk and front air space
  • made the middle seat place and a shelf for the trunk
  • created and screwed two transversal balks to hold the seat places
  • glued the middle-seat, a trunk shelf, top front cover, the front-seat frame, two mast frames

A frame (I used to call it shpanthout) is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frame_(nautical)

Our boat has 7 frames:

  1. The back frame (one with trapdoor)
  2. Middle frame #1
  3. Middle frame #2
  4. Mast frame #1
  5. Mast frame #2
  6. Front-seat frame
  7. Front frame


#19

glued some more stuff


#20

made the keel