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Caledonia yawl project: inwhales and frames

The last couple weeks the temperature has been steadily increasing and getting up closer to ten degrees consistently. This has allowed to glue up the inwhales.

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There are three laminations to glue up on each side for the inwhales. Each are 1/2″ by 2″. The first one needs to be beveled down but 1/8″ to allow the inwhales to toe in slightly and not appear too flared. The second lamination needs to be tapered down to 1/4″ at the ends so that the mass of the inwhales does not look too bulky at the bow and stern. The last lamination is full size all the way along.

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All this to say that the preparations for each lamination takes some time. They also have a fair bit of curve and so I have needed to mobilise all the clamps at my disposal.

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Finally this evening with the threat of rain held back for another day I tackled gluing the shroud chainplate compression frame.

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I worked on a flat surface to set it all up and then once it was all clamped up, I tilted the plywood backing up and screwed it to the shed wall where it would away from the elements.

I am feeling good about the progress and now that the cross country season is winding down, I hope to be able to get through a few more big milestones in outfitting the inside of the hull.

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