So far I have built the following:
- Frames 3, 4, 5, 7
- Backbones, 1 front and 2 rear
Now, this involved a lot of layout, butt joints, and cutting, so the progress feels further than those few bits and pieces. Besides, it is starting to look a bit like a boat! A bit.
Add to the image above frame 3 and access cutouts in that large frame 4.
Yeah, my “shop” is still a mess. It’s better than it was, but I have more cleanup to do!
It’s hard to tell what’s going on in that pic. I placed a full sheet of plywood on the guides on the strongback, then placed a rear backbone on top to see how they lined up. How was the curve? Did they match, the lower guides and the upper backbone? As I suspected, it was perfect. Ah!
I also figured out how to lay out the plywood for the bottom of the boat. It is two layers, and each layer takes 4 sheets of plywood. So the bottom is almost $900. So it goes.