Restoring traditional Australian workboats. USL Code. storerboatplans.com

FAQ USL Code for rebuilding and restoring traditional Australian Boats.

Where restoring a traditionally built boat it is important to replace parts of the structure of a similar size to those that are being replaced or missing.  Those sizes are termed “scantlings” The dominant source of this type of information for traditionally built workboats in Australia is the USL Code.  It would probably be OK […]
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butt straps or scarf joins for ply boatbulding storerboatplans.com

Plywood boat building – scarfs or buttstraps

Generally a designer will specify a range of joins that will suit the boat. Butt joins with Butt blocks for plywood boats. Also called Butt straps. I specify butt straps because they are simpler, faster and have a neat result for amateurs every time. But I do place them in the hull where they won’t […]
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