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Because the move of the Hull went so quickly, we were able to immediately start on the second hull. In the span of 3 1/2 days, we were able to assemble the back bone, assemble and install the bulkheads, assemble and install the stringers, and dry skin the lower hull. WOW!!! Part of this speed was born from the experience gained on the first hull, the fact that the parts were cut on the CNC for the second hull, and having Chuck's set of experienced hands. This same process took me 2 months on the first hull.

Always the need for just one more clamp!!

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Comment by Dave Vinni on April 5, 2009 at 7:40am
I have just come across your blog. I built my T38 and when I got the plans the first thing I wanted to do was to go to a CAD fundi, have them converted and then find a cutting outfit and produce what would have been a kit boat. I was cautioned that some of the measurements might not be correct and didnt proceed and built the boat the conventional way. Glad to see you have done it though. Soon all the Tikis will be built this way.
Comment by Budget Boater on April 5, 2009 at 7:47am
There are many incorrect measurements on the plans. I continue to make corrections as I find them. A large issue is that Wharram does not use a single reference point for ALL measurements. Another issue is that he incorrectly uses unknown points from which to take other measurements. There is also the issue of not being consistent in how he puts the measurements on the plans for similar parts.

Hopefully, by the time I am done, I will have corrected all of this and will have an easy to build kit. The more I correct, the more parts I can cut with the CNC.


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