|THE MODERN PLY ON FRAME
For this, we will use a
couple of different Selway Fisher Designs as examples
- the Ailsa, 22' Black Swan, Shanghai and CR25 designs.
The above is a picture of the aft section of the Ailsa 22 - she has a flat
bottom, flat topsides and rounded strip planked bilge area - in this case
her framework was built in 3 pre-fabricated sections and assembled later -
note that the ply fore and aft girders and ply bulkheads are slotted
together and the joins made up with wood fillets.
Black Swan out in Saudi Arabia - again the ply components are slotted
together - note the transverse bottom floors slotted in place ready to
accept the first plank.
differences - this is another Black Swan, this time by Uri Fischer in
Israel where more epoxy is going to be used - in this case as fillets to
join the ply components together.
D. A Shanghai
framed up and with longitudinal stringers fitted and planed ready to take
the plywood planking.
Another Black Swan, this time by Henner Ostermeyer in Germany with the
flat bottom panel fitted - in this case the chine seams are going to be
epoxy/taped rather than have wood stringers.
Above - Uri's Black Swan with most of the the pre-shaped planks fitted -
again the seams are to be epoxy/taped.
boat fully planked and looking good with the coachroof going on.
watt's CR25 - the stringers can be clearly seen fitted into slots cut in
the plywood bulkheads and the first planks fitted.
second shot of the aft end - the fore and aft girders form bunk fronts and
merge into cockpit seat fronts.
All planked and in the process of being turned up right ready for fitting