|Stern with hull and moulds.|
Half of the fun is figuring out the right method to approach craftsmanship. Jig saw cuts to within 1/32" of the panel cut lines followed by a light pass of a hand plane delivered much better results than aiming to hit the line precisely. Also, mastering how to snake 18 ga. copper wires between deck panels as you close it up took several "fails" before discovering a crisp fish hook shape or "J" was easiest to knit close panels with needle nose pliers. We're now ready to glue the seams and order some glass.
|Stern with deck.|
|Fine lines of the bow.|
|Wires and hot glue dabs|
I'm looking forward to tripping up the James River or down the Appomattox for and overnighter with my boy.