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Re: Skin-on-Frame: Green-white oak

Hi Peter,
I intend to weigh the frame, I can hang the frame after its built, l need to find a scale I can hang it on.
That's a ways off, I have the ribs cut at 3/8" x 5/8". I need to sand a little to soften the edges.
I dry bent one to shape just to test.
I won't use that one as I don't trust it will hold its shape.
But it bent easy.
I have the rest of the green oak ready to mill and have cut the keel at 3/4" x 3/4" x 16'.
I intend to make the stringers 3/8" x 5"/8".
I think I could go thinner but I'd rather err a little heavy than try for ultralight.
My mock up puts the boat at 15'8" at the gunel.
That will shorten 2"-3" +/- with the upsweep front and rear of the gunnel.
( I didn't mock the upsweep, I was just setting the hull shape)
I'm aiming at 5" bow and 3" stern.
The waterline will be 3"- 4"+/- less, so the keel will be less as well.
I will update as I make progress.
What do you think your skin and waterproofing will add for weight?

RT

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