Re: Skerry : rabbet or no

Posted by Charlie on Mar 30, 2008

In conventional lapstrake hulls the knuckles (the places where the planks overlap) are important structural elements. They act like longitudinal stringers to stiffen the hull. It they weren't there you would have to introduce some other internal structure to produce the same effect. I don't know if Lapstitch is bound by the same rules but I would be hesitant to go the route you suggest because the Skerry is a fairly substancial boat. One way around your problem is to get some cheap plywood and the appropriate hand tools and start practicing making those edge rabbets. That's how I learned how to scarfjoint.

In Response to: Skerry : rabbet or not by �ric on Mar 30, 2008


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