Rubrails and Quarter Knees and Bulkheads Oh My!During week 10, we were very productive. Because the boat is the main piece that is currently being worked on by everyone, many people were busy at once. It was a little chaotic, but fun. As we arrived, Brandon started to dry fit the quarter knees with another classmate while Gabe was dry fitting the breast hook into place. Paige, Rihanna, me and another classmate were given the big job of gluing and screwing the rubrails, while Ian and Jenni were trying to fit the 2nd bulkhead (the difficult one). Brandon soon finished the quarter knees and moved onto the skeg for the rest of class. Gabe also moved onto another project for the rest of class. Jenni and Ian’s class time was mostly taken up by the stubborn bulkhead because it just could not cooperate no matter how much they tried. It had to be fitted to the sides of the boat, which they got the angles for that (Image 2), but it also had to be fitted to the bottom of the boat, which was the difficult angle (Image 3). They tried to use a pencil to mark the same angle as the bottom of the boat, but the tricky part was that it had to be block planed to fit the downward arc of the bottom of the boat. This arc was the part where they could not reach the perfect angle because something always put the angle off. I even tried to help them at one point and got incredibly confused at how to problem solve and fix this angle so it would fit. After a couple of hours of persistence and frustration, the block planeing was nearing the screws and we decided to just give it to the professional, Shane. Jenni and Ian then helped the rest of us with the rubrails. These rubrails were hard to screw and glue to the boat. This time we had a time constraint because the epoxy was drying. It took 6 of us to glue, align, bend and screw them to the boat. It was slightly stressful, but they came out great. Next, the bulkhead that is towards the front of the boat was glued and screwed. I glued the boat where it would touch then glued the bulkhead then Paige aligned it for me as well as handed me ¾ inch screws and I screwed it into place.The quarter knees (Image 1) and breast hook were then glued and screwed with the same techniques. Brandon also started to block plane and fit the skeg (image 4) and I’m guessing that he’s going to reach similar difficulties that the stubborn bulkhead gave it. To finish class, Ian, Shane and I flipped the boat over and started to putty the holes and indents in the bottom of the boat. It was just like spackling really. That pretty much summed up week 10 in the shop with our Echo Bay Dory Skiff.