Build a Three Piece Rowboat
WHEN the three sections are taken
apart and nested, this 12-ft. rowboat
occupies a space only 6 1/2 ft. long, and by
virtue of its thin plywood construction is
so light that one man can easily stow it on
top of his car, using a suitable cradle to hold
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The boat is designed along standard
lines, and construction differs only in the
use of thinner plywood for sides and bottom.
In fact, it is built up as a single-unit rowboat,
and then sawed between the two double
bulkheads to form the three sections.
It is highly advisable to use waterproof
plywood, if it is available. If not, the ordinary
grade can be satisfactorily waterproofed
by giving it three or four coats of
paint or shellac, taking care to work it
well into the exposed edges. If the wood
is not thoroughly waterproofed, moisture
will loosen the thin layers of wood and
ruin the boat.
In fact, all parts, whether
directly exposed to the water or not,
should be given two coats of paint or
shellac before assembling lliem, and at
least two more coats after assembling.
Screws, also, should be seated in white lead.
When not in use, the boat should be given
an application of paint more frequently
than an ordinary boat.
Build a 3 Piece Rowboat
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