Flats Stalker 18

2. The Pencil

Bill of Materials
1. The Strongback
2. The Pencil
3. Wood Butchering
4. Transom
5. Joining Panels
6. Round Chine Option
7. Jig Assembly
8. Stitching it all together
9. Tabbing & Filleting
10. Fiberglassing the Seams
11. Glassing the Hull Bottom
12. Fiberglassing the Sides
13. Fairing Slurry
14. Fairing - A Strategy
15. Fairing the Outside (Cont'd)
16. Skeg
17: Rubrails
18. Primer
19. Hull Flip
20. Inside Taping
21. Inside Cloth
22. Stringers & Knees
23. Installing Frames
24. Sole
25. Rod Holders
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The Pencil (~ 8 hours time - one person)

With the plywood in my garage, I started the process of laying out all the dimensions onto the wood in preparation of cutting out the various components.

I studied the nesting diagram, and made some rough measurements. With the Okoume plywood I purchased, the length of a panel was slightly over 98-1/2". The nesting diagram was laid out on 96" long panels. What I determined was that I could swap the layout locations for one of the transom cutouts with Frame E. This change, and the extra few inches on the panel, doesn't require cutting into one of the transom panels to fit the front deck section on one sheet.


The tools used in this step were a pencil, long straight edge, framing square, small finish nails, and a 12 foot long quarter round trim piece as a batten for laying out the curved lines.

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