Stringer attachment

by Craig
(New York State)

I am building a replica of a 16' Garwood speedster and trying to find the best way to attach the stringers to the frames.

The original stringers were Spruce, this wood is unavailable to me, and not good for rot, so I was going with white oak like all other framing.

The frames are 3/4 thick, stringers 2" thick.

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Mar 11, 2021
Stringer sttachment
by: Sonny

Hello Craig
I getting ready to restore a 24-ft Double Ended Motor Launch Hull #178, built by Henry B. Nivens on City Island in Bronx New York in 1920.

This boat was constructed with white oak keel, white oak floor timbers, steam bent white oak frames with cedar planking.

The entire boat was put together with brass screws and waterproofed with cotton between the planking.

Its 101 years old this year and still together.

So it would seem wood screws still work.

The keel and planking on my boat are still sound, so I'll be replacing the floor timbers with solid white oak and the frames will be laminated white instead of steam bending them, it's less time consuming by far.

Have Fun

Mar 11, 2021
by: Anonymous

Screw and glue?

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