1508Hrs- Tumbling Along
After losing a weekend last weekend and wanting to keep up some momentum, I took today off work and got a good solid seven hours in at the barn. After my little diversion with the aft deck hatch I returned to the main job in hand …. the tumblehome panels. I was a little apprehensive after my initial difficulties but using the techniques I showed in the last video update things moved along beautifully and I now have all the panels on the starboard hull cut and first fitted. There will be quite a bit of tweaking to be done to get all the angles and curves just right but I’ve learnt that taking a bit of time, and using the Mark 1 eyeball from different angles, any problems soon show themselves. The old adage about fair curves ” if she looks right then she probably is right” is absolutely true. Going back to the hatch for a second, thanks to Jacques for pointing out that the tiller bars, if built as per plan, would foul the open hatch. That won’t be a problem for me as I’d already decided that Gleda will be wheel steered, so the tiller bars will be cut short, Thanks anyway Jacques, great to heare that you’ve been getting some help and that work is progressing well.