Strip plank composite building sailboat catamaran.
The Shuttle 31 was the 10th design in a line of development that started with the Spectrum 42, which itself represented a major advance in cruising catamaran design.
Take care not to get bubbles and to thoroughly wet out the cloth.
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The Traditional varnish is often a more golden colour while the polyurethane can be crystal clear, although sometimes it is tinted.
The Accommodation is straightforward and spacious, with the saloon aft in the port hull.
Step 5 Now comes the turning of the hull!
His book Building Outrigger Sailing Canoes:
John Shuttleworth Multihulls.
It is gorgeous, light and strong.
The Vacuum Infusion Method.
Combinations of foam sandwich and wood veneers, produce a comfortable and beautiful look.
The use of flat panel construction techniques and the time-saving element of pre-cut kits really becomes noticeable.
You will start with coarse sandpaper and gradually use finer grades.
Now for a bit of heresy.
It is quite possible to glue and clamp each strip using clamps and straps and thus build a hull with no staple holes.
The structure of the boat is designed in love making clips similar way to a sail where highly loaded areas like reef points and clew are patched out into the lighter body of the sail, the layers of cloth increasing from the lighter body of the sail out towards the clew or reef cringle.