AN ECLECTIC COLLECTION OF IDEAS OPINIONS AND INTERESTS
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The Starling Project - Part 19
Here I have glued and cramped in another mast support, cut to fit between the deck king plank and the keel. There is an identical support on the forward side of the bulkhead (right in the photo).
Two battens port and starboard to support joins in the plywood side panels in the stern quarters have been glued in.
Wooden reinforcing blocks have been glued port and starboard to screw the mast rigging chain plates to. This pair of reinforcing blocks are the originals that I have salvaged from the old hull plywood.
The green tape is used to mask off the tops of the deck frames where the glue will need to adhere to when the deck plywood is put on.
Today I undercoated the whole interior of the hull. This is something that had not been done in the original build of the boat and contributed to the rotting of the plywood with the ingress of fresh water. I am pleased with the way the work is going to date. The next job is to glue and screw in four wooden cockpit reinforcing / foot grip slats.