Grapeview Point Boat Works

81 E Grapeview Point Rd + Allyn, WA 98524 + 360-277-9015 + boat_works@yahoo.com

Building a Glued Lapstrake Tirrik

Page 4: Details of the interior

Gluing on the inwales
Gluing on the inwales

Now we've turned the boat over and are working on the interior.

This boat has fore and aft decks, and a motor well in the stern for a small outboard engine.

Tirrik's motor well
Tirrik's motor well

The motor well is installed, and the scary hole is cut in the bottom of the boat!

Tirrik's motor well
Tirrik's motor well

This was actually fairly complicated, the deck had to be raised to store the motor, but the shaft length required that the motor be low on the bulkhead to provide cavitation plate clearance as the propeller is turned toward the keel. But the motor had to be able to pivot 180 degrees to provide 'reverse", so the deck height couldn't interfere with the motor's tiller arm. It's a close fit, but it works well. This is one of the most challenging parts of building this boat.

Fish eye view of the motor well
Fish eye view of the motor well

We started fitting the floorboards, then decided that the floors are too far apart, and the floorboards are too springy. We'll halve the spacing of the floors, which will greatly stiffen the garboard planks as well.

The decks are cut out, and ready to be fitted, once the interiors are painted.

The 8 1/2' oars are roughed out, and the mast is glued up and marked for tapering.

Tirrik's tanbark sails
Tirrik's tanbark sails

The sails arrived this week, and they are gorgeous. Typical Nathaniel Wilson workmanship.

Nice color, too.

The rudder hardware is on it's way from Classic Marine, so we should have that soon, also.




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