Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
Greg, my comment on laminated deck beams and spring back was in relation to my dads boat, not Balia. Cabin beams in fact. On your comment above about the cabin sides, definitely yes they need to slope inwards, and I'd suggest by more than a half inch. Otherwise you get an optical illusion which makes them look as though they slope outwards, and a horrible boxy look overall.
The plans show them pretty much vertical, but as they’re only about 11” high at the aft end and about 9 1/2” at the fwd end I’m wondering how Bright Star is set up, they look vertical on her as well in photos but I have a kinda' vague memory of Jay saying they were slightly angled inwards to give that appearance.