|The dashboard beam at Frame #4 is customizable to whatever shape or arrangement you please. This Glen-L Zip has the optional walk-through bridge deck. And, as you can see, a classic Mercury motor.|
Progress on my Frame #4 has been moving at a snail's pace... but I am making progress. For most of the month, it has been daily (if brief) sessions of hand-sanding the frame components at 5:00 am with my morning coffee.
That would be three out of the four frame components. I actually ran out of enough length of the $94 mahogany board I bought back in May, so I have not yet cut the actual dashboard beam.
|Another example of a dashboard on a Glen-L Zip, and this builder's interpretation with the multi-colored overlay of woods.|
|Here's yet another example of a dashboard on a Glen-L Zip. This photo also shows it more in context with the rest of Frame #4.|
|Floor beam for Frame #4. The side beams can be seen in the foreground.|
Most of the work this month has been hand-sanding the rough-cut mahogany parts from this:
|Rough-cut mahogany as I bought it at the lumber yard.|
|Sanded mahogany side beams for Frame #4.|
|The paltry amount of wood dust I'd collected a month ago.|
|Now I have about 3X that amount, just from working on Frame #4 — so far.|
|After all the sanding, I found that I needed to widen the keel notch in order to accommodate the 4" keel. It's not perfectly symmetrical, but it's within acceptable tolerances for me.|
But, I'll get there.
"— being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete