Lou heard the cries for a longer video and you’re about to get it! The TotalBoat work skiff is really coming together and Episode 11 finds Lou very busy working on the many frames that are so important to the hull shape and structure. With another vintage tool from his shop, Lou uses his tried and true drill press to make holes in the frames that he then cuts out to make the frames fit around the chines. He shows us how he divides down the length of the boat to find where the frames will be installed and then levels and attaches the frames to the chines and side plank.
Frames are typically where a wooden boat building project starts and the planks are attached on top of them. But Lou is anything but typical and by episode 11, you should know that Lou’s method is proven – but maybe not exactly by the books. Which – we think – is why you are all enjoying this series so much. Clever solutions and work-arounds mixed with boatloads of experience, give Louis Sauzedde an appeal we have yet to see matched in the boatbuilding industry – which is overflowing with “characters.”
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