Construction Photos

Every home built Pelican is a custom boat that is dependent on the builders resources, skills, needs and desires. This collection of construction photos represents the choices that I made during the construction process. In most cases I followed the recommendations for materials and methods that were stated in the plans and instructions with only a few modifications. Marine plywood, spruce dimension stock, mahogany lumber, silicon bronze screws and fiberglass resin glue were used throughout the boat’s construction.

Throughout the construction I ran into many instances where decisions had to be made and I wasn’t sure of the best way to proceed. I checked every available photo I could find on the Internet and received a lot of help and guidance from the Pelican-Sail Yahoo Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pelican-sail/
It is hoped that this collection of construction photos will be of some help to future builders.

The plans were purchased in the Fall of 2006 and the building jig was put together before shutting down for the upcoming long, cold Maine Winter

Pelican 12 Construction Photos - Table of Contents

Jig Strongback And Flare Forms

Page 2

Keelson And Knees

Page 3

Transoms

Page 3

Chines

Page 3

Side Planking

Page 4

Bottom Planking

Page 4

Fiberglassing The Bottom

Page 5

Lifting The Hull Off The Jig

Page 5

Turning The Boat Over & Leveling The Hull

Page 5

Restoring The Breadth

Page 5

Sheer Clamp

Page 6

Making Laminated Deck Beams

Page 6

Installing Deck Beams

Page 6

Stem Post & Eye Bolt

Page 6

Mast Step Box

Page 6

Mast Rake

Page 6

Foredeck and Afterdeck

Page 7

Side Deck Frames

Page 7

Centerboard Slot

Page 7

Centerboard

Page 7

Centerboard Trunk

Page 7

Centerboard Pivot

Page 7

Thwarts

Page 8

Coamings

Page 8

Trim & Side Decks

Page 8

Seats

Page 8

Footlings

Page 8

Tiller & Rudder

Page 9

Painting - Resin Coating

Page 9

Painting - Bottom & Sides

Page 9

Re-painting

Page 9

Paint - Exterior & Interior

Page 9

Leaving The Workshop

Page 10

Rigging

Page 10

Sails

Page 10

Hardware & Rigging Details

Page 11

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