So be it. In such fashion, here are random pics of pieces and parts of the boat in various stages of completion. "Completion" is the operative word here. This past week's sailing has made me long ready to end this build, stop this scattered documentation, and take this new boat on her own adventurers.
Since oars have been mentioned previously, here they are, nearly ready for final sanding and finish.
|Cut blade tips for hardwood insert.|
|2 makes a pair. Tips gluing up.|
The breasthooks as previously blogged I thought too fat. I planed them down, sanded, and added shellac for varnishing.
|Cherry stripped hatch.|
I dowelled the center case trim where screws had been for accent.
Fairing has been applied to interior hull laps using epoxy thickened with micro balloons.
As an after thought I glassed the inside of the rudder head to help assure it doesn't split. Also, the rudder pivot hole was widened and filled with epoxy to be drilled later for bolt.
|Rudder head glassing.|
Aside from much sanding, I do have 2 coats of varnish after 1 coat of shellac on all the removable brightwork. they are stacked out of the way for now. Final coats will be attempted in a less dusty environment.