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Step 35: The Bittersweet Hull Violation

Picture of The Bittersweet Hull Violation

In contrary to classic outrigger structures, where those arms are pretty straightforward rope-fixed to the hull, I decided to go for a joinery approach. Ropefixing means drilling. Drilling means structural weakening. Stuructural weakening in a twisted log - allround outrun - is asking fror disasters.

So these arms became my tenons, the notches carved in the hull my mortises.

The arms were sunk in the notches and covered by the gunwales later. Rock solid.