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Building the Yukon Just a Little Bigger – II

On June 15, 2012, in Glen-L Styles, by Tom Schmidt

Building Form

Building Form

I started looking for boat plans a few years before I finally found Glen-L. I loved the hull design of the Yukon but I didn’t think there was enough room to live aboard so I stretched the hull to just under 40 feet. I was also concerned about the living space of the supper structure on the Yukon. I looked around Glen-Ls’ site and settled on the Argosy for the super structure. I bought the plans for the Argosy because I liked the raised pilot house and thought I could increase the living space by building what they call a “Wide Body” Trawler. I eliminated the walk around decks which increased the inside width to almost a 12 feet beam inside the saloon. I still had about a 12 inch raised deck outboard of the saloon which I could use as a walk around with a hand rail atop the saloon so I didn’t have to go through the saloon to move fore and aft. I scaled the raised pilot house down to fit on the lengthened Yukon hull and started building. I used Parkers’ Cold Molded plywood construction techniques to provide additional strength and to amplify the bulbus bow and reverse curve of the hull. I also lengthened the stem about 10 inches to provide more free board forward hopefully resulting in a dryer riding boat. I used rough sawn, air-dried, vertical grain, clear douglas fur which I had shipped in from Oregon. This was all full dimension lumber so all the structural members were a little extra heavy, also for additional strength. With my swim platform and bow pulpit, my LOA ended up around 45 feet. Overall, a little bigger than I intended but a vessel with very spacious accommodations.

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