Both decks are on. Hatches are glassed inside and out (I feared stepping through the stripped maple).
In order to hide a lot of the hardware associated with the hatches, piano hinges are installed and a pull string secures the hatch through a grommet manufactured from a brass hose barb cut and chamfered. I prefer hardware store items over pricey boat store items.
|Aft hatch and deck with secure line with cam cleat.|
|Gasket will be installed to underside of hatch.|
|Lashing line lead through eye and hole in bulkhead.|
|Cleat base and collar before epoxy.|
|Coaming and partners.|
|Hatch with epoxy glass shine.|
With the arrival of the sails from Douglas Fowler, the subtleties of spar bee holes, thumb cleats, and jamb cleats can be addressed.
A centerboard and a few shear knees are all that remain to be manufactured.
… the beat goes on.