Tonight we finished connecting the building frame section halves together using fish-plates made from scrap ply on both sides of the upper sections and the cross-spalls from CLS timber. We then assembled the complete building frames roughly on the building support (the ‘caterpillar’) to create our mould.
It won’t be long now before we make a start with the keel and the first planks! Ewan seems confident that we can get the planking done by the end of September.
Meanwhile others were cleaning up the epoxied hull frames ready to attach them to the appropriate sections of the mould when the time comes.
The laminated stems are looking good – no gaps, and as they are about 3/16 oversize there is plenty of leeway when cleaning them up and planing them.
If you want to come along and help on Wednesdays there is always something to do.