Thursday, April 26, 2012

Bob's Elegant Punt

26 Jan 2012 to 24 Apr 2012
The Great Outdoors RV Park, Titusville, FL

From 26 January to 24 April 2012 I built my fishing boat. I have created a separate blog on this project with great detail on the construction project. So for here I will just include a few pictures that represent major milestones in the process.

The boat is known as an Elegant Punt. It was designed by Harold Payson as one of a series of "instant" boats that could be built by a layman with no special tools or fixtures. It is made from two sheets of 1/4 inch plywood.

Start with two sheets of 1/4 inch plywood

The Midship Frame is the key piece to the construction of this boat

The sides are glued and screwed to the Midship Frame

I used the Spanish Windlass technique to draw the sides in to fasten the bow and stern panels

The bottom is attached and glued and screwed in place.  Clamping was difficult.

The "Thwart" or seat runs long ways from bow to stern

I was able to get one coat of primer inside and outside before we left TGO

I also had to design and build a transport carrier for the boat

By the end of April we were packed up and ready to go