Transom skirt

The last of the cleats for the seat-backs are done and I glued in another reinforcement block on each side. I might need some more fittings there  for the mainsheet. The cut-outs for the storage in the seat-backs took a few minutes. Using the template guide in the router I cut the holes first with a straight bit. Then I trimmed the little bits that were left by the template guide using a top bearing bit and treated all edges with 1/8″ round-over bit to finish the job. The seat-backs need a bit more trimming before they get glued in.

The transom skirt is fixed to the boat with a little bead of epoxy on both sides. The boat looks a bit more ‘complete’  with the rudder and tiller propped up against the transom.