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Chick Ludwig

Chick's Tango skiff 12 build

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Here we go again, y'all. I just gotta keep building some dang boat! The reports will be kinda sporatic. I just ain't gonna go out in the "garop" on cold days. i hope this boat will meet our needs for a boat to carry with us when we go camping. The last plan was for the B&B design motor canoe. We found it to just be too tender for us old folks out on the big lakes with the big stink-potters cruising by on half plane and throwing up big "rollers". It will be for sale if any of y'all are interested. If it weren't for the need to use it on the big lakes, we would be very pleased with it.

 

Here’s my report on building my Tango Skiff 12. I’ll stray from the plans a bit to make the boat a “take apart” boat to allow me to stack the two sections in the back of my truck so I can still pull our camper. I’ll also use thinner plywood for the hull construction to save some weight. The bottom is 6mm okoume 1088 marine ply. The sides are 4mm. There will be some stringers added to the bottom to stiffen it. And also, I’ll join the panels with butt joints rather than scarphing the plywood. To top it all off, the ply I’m using is actually 8”-2” long, so I’ll utilize the longer pieces to make the hull a bit longer. There will be some minor changes in the interior layout, too.

 

So far I’ll cut my hull panels and laminated the transom. Today I have the basic hull wired together. Obviously, the outline of the bottom panels where they join the sides had to be modified to account for the added length. A minor change. The hull is out of shape until the bulkheads are installed.

Here is the website for the design. http://www.tangoskiff.com/

 

First picture is of the panels butt joined with glass tape on both sides. Laying out curve where the bottom will join the sides. DSCN4597.thumb.JPG.0b525c7c2db3910409ec0d0dff6b843e.JPG

 

Second picture is with the panels wired together with baling wire. I like it because it can be twisted to tighten the joint. I made a slight miscalculation on the length of the side panels so the  afterplanes will need to be cut back a bit. The transom is moved forward the same amount.

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