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Construction Tips & Techniques — INDEX

These construction tips are offered free by naval architect and boat builder, mike waters. If you find them helpful, please keep in mind that the Build Manuals for his W17 and W22 designs are full of such well-illustrated ideas and methods, and a solid reason for considering one of these well-thought-out designs should their design goals fit with yours.
These well-illustrated construction tips are offered free by naval architect and boat builder, mike waters, and are a good example of the kind of detail to be found in the Build Manuals for his W17 and W22 designs. Well worth considering when selecting a design to build.
If you find these free tips useful, please keep in mind that the Build Manuals for both the W17 and W22 designs are full of well-illustrated ideas and methods, and just another good reason for considering one of his well-thought-out designs should their design goals fit with yours.
Designer Mike Waters is glad to bring you these FREE construction tips based on many years of boatbuilding. 'Service & Support' is his mantra and, that's what you can count on if you build one his designs. His Build Manuals take the fear out of most difficult jobs.

W17: Fairings, Beam Alignment & Trampoline
Bonding Pressure
Building the W17 Main Hull — Part 1: Construction
Building the W17 Main Hull — Part 2: Painting
Building the W17 Main Hull — Part 3: Interior
Building the W17 Main Hull — Part 4: Beams & Cockpit
Chine Corners
Core Repairs and Stanchions
How to bend a wide Mainsheet Track
Installing Stringers and Gunwales
Making a Dagger Board
Mounting Hardware…(in wood)
Making the Join — after cutting the scarfs
Making the main beams for the W17 — Part 1
Making the main beams for the W17 — Part 2
Making the curved outer beams for the W17
Measuring Epoxy
Narrow Ama's Unique Problems
Positioning Handholes & Deckplates
Scarfing
Sharpening Tools
Sheathing 101
Sheathing Part 1 — Sheathing Flat Panels
Sheathing Part 2 — Sheathing Narrow Hulls
Sheathing Part 3 — Sheathing the W17's Outer Beams
Staple Holes
Stringer Scarfing
Taping Joints Part 1
Taping Joints Part 2
Thin Bulkhead Bonding
Vacuum Bagging and Resin Infusion
Weight Control

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