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Stitch and Glue 101 - Final Details & Launch

Final Details:

Our boat is ready to go but we skipped some final details worth showing: a painter and oarlocks.


The painter is a line which goes through a hole drilled in the bow. The hole has been coated with epoxy and painted inside.

A good knot is all that we need, no hardware required.


The oarlocks are mounted on a plywood pad epoxy glued to the inside of the hull. That pad is made of scrap plywood. Dimensions and location are shown on the plans.

Note how the finished boat does not show any butt blocks or wooden framing: it has simple and clean lines. It looks good and is easy to keep clean.

The average builder can build an FL12 ready to paint in less than 20 hours but considering that the epoxy must cure at some point, those 20 hours will be spread over 2 or 3 week-ends.

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