Ted Gauthier built a 14.5 foot wood runabout that was designed by Glen-L.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Interior framing has started
It has been a while since I have made any postings on my boat build but I will have more photos and news on my progress in the following weeks. I have been working on the boat a couple of days a week because of the great weather that we are having here in Michigan. This project is a hobby, so the speed of things have slowed down while I enjoy the outside weather.
I have been able to put some of the structure supports into position. They are not glued or fastened into position. I am trying to make a few important decisions before I make them permanent. I need to figure out the fuel system. I am having a hard time deciding if I should make the tank permanent or a portable tank. It all comes down to how much room I have and the type of use this boat will see. As of right now, I am leaning towards putting in a portable tank. I have a plastic dock and I get a lot of static electricity and a portable tank would allow me fill the tank on shore and not have that worry about a fire. (That would not look good if the Fire Chief had a fire for doing something stupid). A portable tank also allows me to keep the gas fresh.
I have also obtained my wood for the floor. I will be using Ash wood for the floor. I will plank the floor with 4 1/4" X 3/4" with the spacing of 1/4".