1427Hrs- Making Use
A good day today. I got all the sanding on both stern decks completed then cleaned up and epoxy filled all the countersunk screwheads and holes left over from temporary fixings. Wanting to concentrate on finishing these decks externally, I checked the plans and discovered that the next stage was to add 20mm hardwood ‘cheeks’ either side of the exposed 18mm plywood stem……. ummm did I have any hardwood? Well yes I did, sort of, in the form of a redundant kitchen chopping board made from ash and two offcuts from a teak coffee table my dad gave me! After making templates I set too cutting and planing and before long I had four hardwood ‘cheeks’ ready to glue. Nice to put these old scraps back to good use. After getting them all glued and clamped I moved up into the starboard bow section and got the bow strengthening finished ready for glassing over. All in all a pleasing amount of work done today.
Many thanks to Jacques and Chris for the comments and ideas relating to the hatches. Much of value to consider there. I still really like the idea of the Griffiths design but I also like the JW sailtrack hinging mechanism. I wonder if there is any way to combine the two? Methinks I will experiment with some hardboard mockups