The Thames is taking shape more and more. Heres a set of pics from the initial stitching, as well as today's initial set of the frames.
After the cuts, recuts, lots of plane work, more cuts, more planing, its first breath:
Purpleheart transom stitched in, frames fitted:
Fitting and refitting of transom, turn of the bilge astern, shes very sexy:
Taped up the seams so that I can stitch my epoxy beads in and save a ton of work cleaning them up later:
Shot from above at quitting time, all taped, frames fitted/trued/levelled/epoxied in place:
I chose to tape up because Im not incredibly graceful with epoxy and didnt want to have the extra cleanup effort. Tape is cheap and well worth the extra hour it took, considering cleanup time. All BS1088 mahogany with mahogany 1x2 bracing.
I am still trying to figure out how I will set the sliding seat equipment up on top of the frames, any ideas are quite welcome.