For making the 'bend' frames  we made 3 mm thick  Mahogany slats so we could laminate them alongside the different stations. The method we use is a bit different to what Vivier recommends.

Instead of building the hull first over the stations and then adding the frames, we choose to do it more or less in an old-fashioned way.

We built the hull over pre- shaped frames made out of small laminated slats.

On each station we glued and screwed small blocks.

                                                                                                                         Over these blocks we could bend the slats and laminate the rib                                                                                                                           like frames. (each set of slats is packed in plastic household foil                                                                                                                           before bending).

We made this tool to determine the bevel in mm of each  position of the planking. Using a strip batten. 

( The width of the ruler = the width of the frame!)

We taped all stations to avoid gluing  the frames to the stations.

Working, one station after another.


Notice the notches for the false keel.

Making the notches for the planks with the jigsaw.

Beveling the notches in the right angle with a chisel and a mini belt-sander.

Fitting the false keel.

Gluing the false keel to the transom knee, stem and laminated frames.

Making a slot for the center board.

Notice the changing angles of the bevels at the different frames

The false keel is screwed to the transom knee.

Planing the false keel so the strakes will fit.

Making limber holes alongside the false keel.