Monday, October 24, 2016

Threefold 6 Project in Michigan

Bill Blaisden has been building a Threefold 6 in Michigan the past few years and it is nearly complete. These photos show from early in the build through to getting wet. Bill's boat has the high-volume amas that we introduced a few years ago to replace the lower volume amas of the original design. 

The Threefold 6 is multi-chine plywood with stitch-&-glue joints at the chines. Construction is quite robust, giving a strong little boat with good performance, that can be built by any reasonably competent amateur builder.

Hull framing on building stocks
Hull skin done, wing framing in progress.
Wings skinned.
Interior lockers.
Deck & cabin.
Amas on demountable box-beams.
Stern view with amas on beams.
Bill put his new boat into the water to test flotation level.
He will do the launch when he receives his sails and
trampolines.
 
I will post more about this boat when Bill has her sailing.