Building a 71′ ELLEMAID
Before building any new design, As boat makes a cutting disk. This guarantees the boat flows together smoothly because everything is cut out by a computer. The photos you’ll see later show how “fair” the hulls are without bondo. You don’t need a computer disk to do that of course but it’s almost automatic when you start that way (and do the “skip”welding stuff described in my Random Thoughts section). It also saves a lot of time. Kaya went on and added the interior in this view. He’ showing off. I don’t have a clue how to do this….
You can read in the Stock Plans section more about this design but briefly, she is one of my very favorites. I drew her up strictly as my own fantasy of what, should I win a lotto, I would have built. So I was very pleased when Drew Gardiner, an American, decided to have her built. After checking out shipyards in various parts of the world, he chose As boat Shipyards in Turkey. Construction is going along rapidly.
|The keel going together. In the background is a 41-Plus Diesel Duck. Another 41 is in frame just forward of the keel, and a 47 will be started soon.|
View in the wood shop and layout room.