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By Dan Beard

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Figs. 160-164
Diagrams Showing the Construction
 of the Rough and Ready

The stern-piece can be fashioned of two-inch pine boards, and may be made as wide or narrow as you choose.

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Figs. 165-168
The Rough and Ready

A narrow stern makes a trim-looking craft. With your saw cut off the corner of the tail-piece, so that it will be in the form of a blunted triangle (Fig. 168), measuring three feet ten and one-half inches across the base, three feet four inches on each side, and nine and one-half inches at the apex. The base of the triangle will be the top and the apex will be the bottom of the stern-board of your boat.

Now make a brace on which to model your boat. Let it be of two-inch pine wood, two and one-half feet wide and seven and one-half feet long (Fig. 161). Measure twelve inches on one edge of this board from each end toward the center and mark the points; then rule lines from these points diagonally across the width of the board (A, B and C, D-Fig. 161), and saw off the corners, as shown by the dotted line in Fig. 161.

Lay the boards selected for the lower side boards on a level floor and measure off one and one half foot on the bottom edge, then in a line with the end of the board mark a point on the floor that would be the top edge of the board if the board were two and one-half feet wide; rule a line from the point on the floor to the point marked on the board and saw off the corner as marked; make the other side-piece correspond exactly with the first (Fig. 160a).

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