Class Project Completed

Back in the spring, CABBS offered an Introduction to Stitch-n-Glue class.  Over five Saturday mornings the class assembled the hull of a FLEET, a 15 ft. runabout designed by Australian Ross Lillistone that is optimized for motors of less than 10 horsepower.  The participants then continued to meet on a voluntary basis over the next several months to complete the boat.

The boat is construction of 6mm Hydrotek (meranti) marine plywood and sheathed in 6 oz fiberglass set in epoxy.  The breasthook, knees, and gunwales are sassafras, a rot resistant local hardwood.  The boat is finished off in Kirby Marine paint.

In September construction wrapped and in early December painting completed.  A spring launch party is anticipated.  We’re eager to see how she performs with her vintage seven horse, reconditioned Evinrude.

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