Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Welding the frames together was a pretty straight forward deal. The biggest item on this task was to make sure the frame dimensions were the same as on the prints. After I welded the frames I then wrapped the inside of the frame with a piece of 1/4" x 1". This flat bar made the frames much stiffer and once they are welded into the hull the frame will become more like a beam. This added flat bar created a lot of work in both welding it in place and later down the road when I start painting the inside of the hull. Here are some of the frames resting against the shop wall waiting to be installed on the hull.