Materials for Building the T2

Hull

  • 70 planks of 1⁄4″ x 3⁄4″ x 18.5′ (6mm x 19mm x 5700mm)
  • Enough planks for the hull; end decks can be ripped from 6 pieces of timber, 5 1⁄2″ x 3⁄4″ x 18.5′ (140mm x 19mm x 5700mm), assuming the use of a thin kerf circular saw blade.
  • 2 sheets of 1⁄2″ (12mm) or thicker plywood or particle board

Stems

  • 2 pieces of 1″ x 4″ x 38″ (25mm100mm950mm) clear, soft timber ripped into thin slices

Gunwales

  • Inwale:2 pieces of 1⁄2″ x 1″ x 18.5′ (12mm x 25mm x 5700mm)
  • Outwale: 2 pieces of 3⁄4″ x 1″ x 12.8′ (19mm x 25mm x 3900mm)
  • Gunwales are best made of timber that is heavier and more durable than cedar.

Bulkheads, End Decks, and Cockpit Floor

  • All of these parts can be made from one sheet of 1⁄4″ (6mm) plywood.

Hiking Seat

  • 4 pieces of 3⁄4″51⁄2″6′ (19mm140mm1800mm). Soft, lightweight wood like cedar or redwood can be left bare for nonslip seating.

Iakos

  • 10 pieces of 5⁄16″ x 23⁄8″ x 9′ (8mm x 60mm x 2700mm) fir, spruce, or pine
  • OR: 2 pieces of 2″ to 21⁄4″ (50 to 55mm) aluminum tubing with minimum 3⁄32″ (2mm) wall thickness. Some alloys are stiffer than others; T6 is best.

Epoxy Resin

  • 3 each, 1-gallon (4-liter) kits
  • Bag of glue powder
  • Bag of fairing powder

Fiberglass

  • 4 pieces of 6-ounce (200-gram), 18.5′ x 32″ (6000mm x 800mm) for hull
  • 4 pieces of glass for top and bottom of stripdeck, 16″ x 56″ (400mm x 1400mm)
  • Miscellaneous strips for glassing inbulkheads
  • 2 pieces of 10-ounce (330 gram), 13′ x 16″ (3900mm x 400mm) for ama
  • OR: 4 pieces of 6-ounce (200-gram) fiberglass cloth

Ama

  • 2 pieces of 4″ x 8″ x 12’8″ (100mm x 200mm x 4000mm) blue Styrofoam (can use 2″ [50mm] foam and glue layers together) sheet; 1⁄8″ or 3⁄16″ (3 or 4mm) plywood for shear web

 




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