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Laerke IOM Laser Cut Frames

Made a lot of progress today! Finished the 3D model (see previous post) and now I've made the files for the laser cut frames.

Just ordered several sheets of Lite Ply from National Balsa, so I'll be ready to laser cut as soon as it arrives.




Yes, I know... even with the Lite Ply I still have too many frames remaining in the boat and it will be heavy. I really doubt that I'll have to add any corrector weights at all. But it shouldn't be tooooo much over the minimum weight. That said, the rest of the boats will all be under the minimum and have corrector weights strategically placed.

Lite Ply really is light though. So fingers crossed...

The hull will be Western red cedar planks with one layer of 1.4 oz. fiberglass cloth over the outside. No glass inside but the hull will be sealed with epoxy though for waterproofing.

Guess I better go get more 3/4" MDF and get going on a strongback...


Aloha!




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