Sunday, 24 June 2007

Chine and Sheer strakes

With the side panels all glued up, I started work to shape the sheer and chine strakes.

The sheer I shaped as shown on the drawing on sheet 5, but with the chine log I have only very roughly planed the lower edge ( the interface to the bottom) and intend to bevel it once it's glued into the hull. The chine log is also made in 2 pieces and will be laminated in place at assembly. It's temporarily screwed together to get the bevels right. Hopefully this will make installation of the chine log a somewhat easier process. We'll have to wait and see!

By next weekend the side panels should be well and truly cured, so I might make a start at dry assembly and get the cleat bevels cut to shape.

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