The underside of the hull forward of the keel has an additional layer of glass. This part of the boat is the most likely bit to make contact with floating debris and submerged objects. The underwater part of the bow will have 3 layers of glass plus tape on the joint along center line. The … Continue reading Hull, center-board
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After marking, I shaped the side mast staves, using the circular saw to cut off the waste. Once cut, the two staves were clamped together and finished using the hand planer and the ROS. The next exercise will be to cut the rabbets - probably with the router. I put the glass on the starboard … Continue reading Hull, mast staves (2)
The transom is glassed. The fabric goes for about 5" around the edges onto the bottom and side panels. The glass on the panels will be fitted to wrap around the edges onto the transom. These double layers of glass will strengthen the boat and will also help to protect the edges from damage. While … Continue reading Transom, mast staves
While the boat is upside down, some of the work inside the cabin is now a bit easier. The boat rests with the cabin top on some 2" foam. Underneath the transom are a couple of blocks to level the boat. While it is the ideal height to work on the outside, access to the … Continue reading Cabin
Both sides of the center-board are now glassed. I applied a bit of tape along the edge of the keel's nose down (up?) onto the keelson. This area will also get two layers of cloth, which should provide sufficient strength. The hull, except for that little bit of tape, is now ready for the glass. … Continue reading Hull, center-board
The wood working part of the center-board is completed. The leading and trailing edges are shaped and all other edges are rounded over. The whole assembly had a quick sanding and the glass is done on the starboard face.