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Friday, April 24, 2015
The Starling Project - Part 11
Here I have placed on a large sheet of plywood the fairly rudimentary cardboard patterns of the plywood planks whose shapes I obtained by placing the cardboard on the yachts framing and tracing the shapes. The shapes are all a little bit oversize. I will trim any excess off once they have been glued and nailed to the hull.
A start has been made! The first cockpit panel is now glued and nailed in place. This stage is all reasonably easy and pleasant work. I think there is a boat building tradition where when the last plank (The 'shutter plank') is screwed and nailed the boat builder (s) celebrate with a keg of beer. Can't wait!