Thursday, January 22, 2009

placing the ribs.


We began placing the ribs for the boat in position on a board that serves to hold the parts in place as the boat is assembled. We calculated the volume and approximate load capacity to see if it will indeed be capable of carrying the whole class. So far, so good. Next week we add the gunwales, keel and some strips to hold the ribs permanently in place.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cool project, I remember my dad telling me one time that he spent a summer building a row boat. I look forward to seeing the finished result.

Kind regards,
Mike

P.S. I trust it has been sized to clear the doorway once it is complete.