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Default I like those old wood downeast lobster boats - So I built one

Well kinda...I don't have access to a yard or much of the equipment to build a real one, so I decided a model in 3/4" scale will have to do. I decided to start by following the a small booklet I saw online called ironically, "The Lobster Boat" by Steve Rogers.
Its got great pictures and a pretty clear step by step process of building a mold on which you construct the boat using planks over ribs.

This is the mold - and the corresponding drawings for the hull






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- somehow I didnt take a pic of the mold fully ribbed, so here is the planking over the ribs already started
After nailing the ammonia soaked ribs to the mold and letting it dry for a couple of days the process of gluing and nailing the planks to the ribs begin - BUT the trick is to remove the nails from the ribs you are covering before nailing the planks. Those nails will also be removed because eventually you will need to remove the mold from inside the hull







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Originally Posted by GetReel View Post
- somehow I didnt take a pic of the mold fully ribbed, so here is the planking over the ribs already started
After nailing the ammonia soaked ribs to the mold and letting it dry for a couple of days the process of gluing and nailing the planks to the ribs begin - BUT the trick is to remove the nails from the ribs you are covering before nailing the planks. Those nails will also be removed because eventually you will need to remove the mold from inside the hull






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with a little luck and patience you are able to remove the hull from the mold, providing you took all the tiny little nails out as you laid out your planks






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Nice
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Very cool.
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Awesome !
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Beautiful. Nice job.
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Thats awesome!
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Nice work!
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looks tippy
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No rod holders?!?
I'd add a bracket with arch.



Somebody else here made some smaller versions here also...trying to remember whk
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Looks "tacky" LOL.

But seriously, how do you remove the tacks?
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This looks fun! Cool work!
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Coming along very nice. Look forward to the progress! Here's one I did of a skipjack using Rosie Parks plans, from scratch down to the frames and handmade wheel. It's priceless to me, been offered up to $3K ten years ago...said no.

Keep up the work, mine was a 1yr+ project...it will be an heirloom one day!!! Nice to see this 'build project'!
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Originally Posted by Fish Haid View Post
Looks "tacky" LOL.

But seriously, how do you remove the tacks?
with a tiny pair of pliers..and carefully..

Now that we have the hull out of the mold its time to start adding some combing and bulkheads (correct me if my terminology is wrong) to the inside of the hull for strength, and for a place to secure the deck






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Stringers run fore and aft and bulkheads athwartship. Coaming is the piece that rims the cockpit keeping water on the deck from draining into it. Beautiful work. Doesn't get more Downeast than a Jonesporter.

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Wonderfull job, with much patience.
Can you elaborate about the use of alcohol to bend the wood?

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