Re: New Build
How did I miss this build? too much time in the bilge probably. Well it looks like a great job. A few things I did differently.
1. No false stem, just rounded and layed up fiberglass tape, same for the corners of the transom. The reason is that my gunnls came out heavy and the boat is starting to weigh more than I wanted it to.
2. Mast partner, originally epoxied to the bottom of the gunnls. Had some kids playing in the boat and it broke loose. So it is now glued and screwed. A cleat would have been just as nice but it is too late now. That would have also meant another hole in the hull.
I like your knees, building knees is the most frustrating thing I do on a boat. I cheated on this one and brought the blocks all the way to the transom.
Your neatness is inspiring, I must subconsciously enjoy sanding, because I sure don't consciously. I'm a few steps behind you, but will painting this weekend. And then the sailing bits. I have the wood and the layout done but need to do the cutting for the lee board and rudder. I used a dummy mast to fit the mast partner over the step. I'm thinking of using it and making a cloths pin splice for the rest of the mast.
Goo dluck, keep the pictures coming.
In fact, if you can saw a penciled line, apply glue, drive nails, and bring a modest measure of patience to the task, you can build and launch a smart and able craft in as few as 40 work hours. You need not be driven by lack of tools, materials, skills, or time to abandon in frustration a project you conceived in a spirit of pleasurable anticipation.