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Date Posted: - Sunday - 08/17/08 - 5:24pm
Author: Tom Burke
Subject: More evidence of a well built vessel.

I recently obtained my 31, hull #3. It is a solid boat but with some fixin’ to do. One of my projects is to fix the forward hatch. The plywood had rotted away in part and was leaking like a sieve. I took the hatch off and found the most beautiful wood as the frame. Not just that, but one can’t help be impressed at the workmanship “under the covers.” The joinery work is absolutely fantastic. Rather than the frame being put together by 45 degree angles at the corners, they were notched, like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, so that even if the glue gave way the frame would hold. Just thought I’d share on a detail off our well-build boats.

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[> Dovetail joints -- Gitano (M31 #95), - Monday - 08/18/08 - 2:17pm

Tom, Gitana Vela has the same dovetail joinery on all the mahogony framing. The amazing thing is that I think the dovetail joint were all done by hand. Each joint is different, yet each one is a perfect fit. I dought they even needed glue.

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