This blog is devoted to my John Welsford designed 15' Navigator yawl Ellie. I built her in my garage over a period of 18 months and launched her in 2011. She sports a sliding gunter main, roller furled jib and sprit-boomed mizzen. Her construction is glued-lapstrake over permanent bulkheads and stringers. This blog is a record of her construction and her voyages here in the Puget Sound area and (hopefully) a useful resource for fellow Navigator builders.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Chapter 4: The Transom

Not much to say about the transom. I sorted through my sheets of mahogany plywood and selected the one that had the most interesting grain pattern.
I decided to add an outboard motor mount to my transom. I purchased a removable mount from duckworks.
I reinforced the transom by filling in the area above the starboard seat with 20mm mahogany.

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