Cape Cutter 19, frame distance

by Moreno
(Dalton GA USA)

Ok I’m new to boat building and I am far from having wood working experience.

That said I am making my first boat the design I’m working from is the Cape Cutter 19.

Thanks to your site I now understand almost everything I will need and how to use it.

I just have one question that is stopping me.

How far apart should the frame ribs be when I’m making them and can you send me a picture or design on how to start them or another site that shows how?

If you can show me that would be awesome.

I’m hoping to start cutting by March the first.

Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks !!!!!

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Cape Cutter 19
by: Mike

Hi Moreno,

The Cape Cutter 19 is a lovely looking boat with a good reputation, I wish you all the best building her.

Without seeing your plans I'm afraid I can?t help with the positions of the ribs/frames.

Their positions should be indicated on your plans or in the table of offsets.

Thy might coincide with the station lines but not necessarily.

There is a Cape Cutter 19 owners group website which has a forum where you should be able to get hands on advice from other builders.

There is also a design website which sells plans and a booklet on building the Cape Cutter which might be useful.

I hope this will be of some help.

And I hope you will come back with updates and some photos of your boat building.

Best wishes,


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