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sternsailart3S.jpg (49905 bytes) Summer Breeze! - This is the story of an 11'8" long 50" beam 16" sides, 500 lb capacity skiff from two sheets of 1/4" 4x8 plywood. Award winning - She won the 2001 Duckworks design contest. 
   Mast step:
Introduction
Getting started
Sides 
  Skarfing
Frame
Transom 
Stem
Bending
Chines
Bottom
Gunwales
Quarter knees
Seat
Mast Partner 
   Mast Step
Keel & Skeg
Mast & Spars
Leeboard
Rudder
Sail 
Floatation 
Painting 
Resources 
maststep1.gif (4972 bytes)  These are 4 1/2" squares of 1/4" ply with 1 1/2" squares in the middle. The slot is in the bottom one to let water drain. Face the slot aft. Glue these  two pieces together.  Shoulders are cut in the bottom of the mast leaving a 1 1/2" square 1/2" long to fit in the step. Find it's position by leveling the boat - corners of transom and base of stem should be the same distance from the floor. You can use a plumb bob from the mast partner, or insert the mast and use a level to make it vertical. Mark where the step goes.  Glue and screw or nail it into the keel. Make sure glue ooze doesn't obstruct the drain groove.

 

   
 

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