Louis Sauzedde, our favorite master shipwright, promises that the strongback he built for the TotalBoat Sport Dory can support not only his weight, but also the weight of the 3 layers of plywood he is cutting for the dory’s false bottom. Lou mixes in a great tip on how to make a perfect scarf for the pieces of wood he is joining together. As with most things Lou shows us, he makes it look easy and is a great inspiration for motivated followers who might like to build their own dory at home.
Using another batten to trace the pieces out, Lou creates this false bottom which will be bonded together using TotalBoat’s 5:1 Traditional Epoxy. But first he has to create these three identical plywood bottoms and scarf pieces together. Tune in and watch Louis work his magic on the TotalBoat Sport Dory.