We’re about ready to start Evelyn's second layer of planking, but first Lou Sauzedde and Ken Boyle need to find the sheer on the outside of the strip planking. To do that, they need to mark the frame heads at the bevel of the deck beams. That’s a lot more complicated than it sounds.
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Rethinking a cruising schooner from the 1920s
43” o.a x 33” w.l. x 12’ beam x 6’ 5” draft
Able Offshore — Handy — Roomy
Full Keel Schooner
Ready for Delivery
Alden Design No. 270
Join Bristol Shipwrights as we document and video the challenges of building a 43' Alden 270 schooner. Whether you're a professional or backyard boatbuilder, a woodworker, or a dreamer, we're confident you'll learn something new about boats and woodwork from our screw ups and successes.