Wednesday, May 6, 2009

This episode: "How Many Angels Can Dance on the Head of a Pin?"

Or "How Many Wire Stitches Does It Take to Build a Boat?"

Apologies to the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show...

The hull, sides, floorboards, and bulkheads are now stitched to my satisfaction. The gap at floorboards 3 and 4 was solved by gently jacking up the hull with a car jack with a length of 2 x4 positioned between the hull and top of the jack. 

I still find it amazing that flat pieces of plywood can be cut in shapes that when put together form such a nice 3-dimensional curved v-hull.


TrevC said...

WOW... looking like a fine boat. Would love to take her for a sail some time. Has the name been confirmed yet? :)

Dave C. said...

No final name confirmation yet but no other names have been forthcoming from the dissenters.

Epoxying the inside hull is on hold...a couple of nights ago we were on a patio eating dinner and today we woke up to it snowing! I don't want to epoxy if the high for the day is only going to be 3 degrees. I can run the heater at night time but I like it to be at least 10 to 15 during the day.