The BIG Sailboat Project
TBSBP - Ep2: Frames & Plate
Season 1, Episode 2 • 21m
Sandra and Gina build a gantry for the chain hoist they'll need to lift steel plates, then start serving up radius curved stringers, bottom and side plate, and more plate to cover the keel. Learning as they go, they discover new tricks to keep welds straight and bend heavy steel into the graceful curves befitting their dream yacht. By the end of the episode they've finished plating the hull and primed it red just as winter snows stop work until Spring.
Up Next in Season 1 - Construction: Keel to Enclosed Vessel
TBSBP - Ep3: Roll Over
Sandra and Gina start welding up the hull, learning more tricks to keep the hull shape fare. They check all the welds and grind them smooth, fighting off spring rains. With the hull plate finished, it's finally time to roll the hull over. After fabricating their own boat stands, they secure a gia...
TBSBP - Ep4: Closing up the Hull
With the poop deck frames inplace, Sandra and Gina secure the deck plate, and cut out and install the metal aft bulkhead. Taking advantage of a rare winter warm spell they attach the cabin side plates and install the pilot house frames, cabin rooftop and cockpit frames. When spring finally arrive...
TBSBP - Ep5: Ready for Finishing
Sandra and Gina take a break for a week-long CYA cruise and learn course in Vancouver. The experience motivates them to get their boat in the water. On their return, they tackle fabricating the swim platform not included in the plans. All the skills they've acquired pay off in a beautiful, seamle...