Building a Wood 38 In Brazil
Fabio Foncesca (love the name!) in Brazil is
building a new 38 out of wood. He's planning on cruising to the
Azores with it. Here's a series of photos that document progress.
Here's Fabio in front of his laminated
|| The almost completed keel.
He glassed and epoxy coated it which is a good idea in warm waters.
It will protect it from marine borers.
|| Drilling holes for the
floor timbers. The "2-by" tacked to the keel serves
as a sight guide, making it much easier to drill a vertical hole.
with floor timber bolts installed
and knee detail.
Frames being assembled on the assembly table.
Fabio is even laminating together the floor timbers.
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Floor timbers bolted into position