Before going into the new photos, you might like to read the article that I posted today on my Boatbuilder Tips for Amateurs blog about how to construct building stocks or beds, the foundation off which the skeleton of a wooden boat is built. It is illustrated with photos of the Didi 950 that is being built by Fred Grimminck in Australia. The photos below are mostly of that same project, being built from scratch without a kit.
The photo below shows the various backbone components, all of which slot eggcrate-fashion into the bulkheads. The slots help to locate the bulkheads and backbones correctly relative to each other. The bow and stern have single backbone on centreline and the mid-part of the hull as two backbones that run down each side of the keel support box. The two shorter pieces on the right are the paired double-backbone parts. Next toward the left is the aft backbone, which turns up at the far end to support the transom. Extreme left is the bow backbone, which turns up at the far end to form the stem and supports a bow bulkhead into which the forward ends of the stringers are located.
|Didi 950 backbone components. Click on all photos to enlarge.|
|Didi 950 bow backbone and forward bulkheads|
|Didi 950 bulkheads and backbones|
|Didi 950 transom doubler|
|Didi 950 transom being glued over doubler.|
|Didi 950 sheer clamp|
|Didi 950 bottom stringers and backbones|
|Didi 950 stringers|
|Didi 950 hull side panels|
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