I’ve just completed planking the full length of the starboard bottom. It’s neat to think that a year ago, I was installing the sheers.
I should be able to start dry-fitting the forward port bottom this week. My goal is to have the boat fully-planked by the end of the month.
As always, time will tell...
|This is what the boat looked like 1 year ago. The sheers had just been installed, and fairing had not yet begun.|
|Initial fitting of the butt blocks.|
|Butt blocks dry-fit with screws.|
|Butt blocks epoxied, screwed & clamped into place. Putty knife at the ready.|
|Epoxy squeeze-out like this will create a fitting nightmare if you let it cure this way.|
|That's what the putty knife is for. Scrape it away before it cures.|
|Aft section battens & butt blocks drilled & ready-to-go.|
|Aft panel drilled & ready-to-go.|
|Starboard bottom, fully planked.|