Key remaining items to make are:
- main boom
- side seats
Everything else is a detail or … darn sanding and finish application. I did actually begin that process and quickly lost interest. I began sanding and epoxy coating the aft compartment.
It seems a shame to paint out the nice wood tones, but they look better from this distance.
Going forward, I curved the deck's trailing edge per the sloop version. It adds a bit of elegance and functionally helps cover the hatch in the bulkhead. I may not have covered it, but I reverted to 4 dogs for the bulkhead hatch. I had two tongues on the back of the hatch and two dogs up high, but that was too awkward with this overhanging edge.
|curved deck edge.|
|Added ash trim like small shear rubbing strip.|
|4 dogged hatch and mast partners.|
The centerboard pivot was reinforced with a sloped piece epoxied above the hole. The aft end of the case got 2 layers of 1/4" cherry. The first layer cracked, but the second covered the mistake. I've since plugged the holes from drywall screws with 5/16" dowels.
|Added sloped cap above pivot.|
|Centercase capped in 2 layers of 1/4" cherry.|