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Dove-tailing frames ….

December 16, 2017


Previous photos have shown some frames which are continuous from one side of the hull to the other, passing between the keel and keelson. This ties both sides of the hull together for increased strength. Where the centre board cases prevent frames being continuous across the hull, the frames are formed with a half dovetail as shown and fitted to a corresponding slot in the hog timber alongside the centre board case. Iron knees are then bolted in to strengthen the frame to centre board case joint.

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  1. Bill Reid permalink

    Now that is what I call a “dovetail”!

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