Despite my best efforts some errors found their way into the offsetspublished for not just one, but all three boats in the book.
Form #1 of the Coot has the offsets shifted around a bit. They should be as shown below:
There are often situations where you need to trim a group of strips tofollow a line, such as a chine or keel line.
I like a good set of reference lines on all my forms. These are usually supplied by gluing the paper form patterns to the MDF and leaving them there. The patterns have the reference lines so everything is good.
I'm about to start building the first boats in my new shop. I'm going to exhibit at the Maine Boat Builder's Show and I need some boats to bring to it.
In July I finished up the prototype of a new canoe design. The Nymph is a 10' long by 28" wide solo double-paddle canoe. It is designed for paddlers under 150 lbs and the prototype weighs about 15 pounds.