I got the two bulkheads fabricated and roughed in. I used poster board to get a rough fit. Then transferred the poster board to the wood. Once the general shape was made it just took constant removal and shaving, replacing until it fit. I put a 1-1/2 inch arch in the fwd bulkhead. Boat looks good and we are on weight target.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014
We are making good progress on the Shelley. I got the bow block on, the shear carved out and the CB trunk ready to go in. I got the bow block mahogany from a scrap bin at Bacons the last time I was over there. The shear was tricky but with the laser lines it came in place nicely. I used my electric planer. Once the CB trunk is in I can start fabricating the deck structure and the bulkheads. I bought some poster board to mock up the curves. I'll start the curve using one of the building forms closest to the CB case.
CB cast test fit.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
When I took the boat off the forms I noticed that the shear wasn't as straight as it was when we mounted it on the forms. It's a small chunk of wood and securing it to the forms was tenuous at best. So it moved when I beat the bottom onto the forms. I'm going to get it back into shape using a laser. I'll scribe a line where the red line is and that's the new shear.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Real progress this week. The bottom fought but I won. Hull is ready for interior work. I'll finish up the bottom after the deck is on. I'll put a laser on the shear tonight when it's dark to get an exact shear line. I did this with one other boat and it worked great. The CB trunk is in process. The boat at this point weighs 14 pounds. My target weight is 60 pounds.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
I'm slowly getting the bottom together. It's a dance to get the curve just right. I think I nailed this one. Hope the other side matches!!
Can never have enough clamps!
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
I managed to fit one panel to the bottom then I traced the outline on the other panel and to my wonderment it fit the other side... Most of the time I try to do mirror images they come out backwards. This one made it!