Initial frame assembly on stringers
The clamps are holding the frames in
position in preparation for installation of the clips
that will hold them in place on the motor stringers.
The individual frames are held on the
stringers with "clips" which may be made of with either
wood or aluminum.
The aluminum brackets seen in the photos
are the motor stringer clips. I used 1.5x1.5x1/8"
aluminum angle stock for the clips. The clips are used
to fasten the individual frames to the motor stringers.
The motor stringers are the long pieces that run the
length of the boat on the inside.
The bolts are stainless carriage bolts.
The heads are pounded down into the holes drilled in the
angle stock. This holds them securely and keeps them
from turning. The nuts should be acorn nuts to make them
"toe friendly". Use regular nuts at first, and then cut
the bolts off to correct length for the acorn nuts. The
stringer clips should have all edges (especially the
tops) rounded over to prevent injury later.
Pre-coat the frames and stringers
with epoxy prior to assembly.