Sunday, March 20, 2011
The turn over.
With the aid of my neighbor and his mates I have turned the boat over with no apparent ill effects. This will make it much easier to cut and install the planking.
Another milestone passed.
Plotting the first plank using the method from Rick Corless' blog.
First plank fixed on both sides.
There was no way that I could leave the screws in the plank while chamfering to take the next plank, contrary to the designers instruction.
Detail of the plotting on the template for the next plank.
April 22, 2011 and I have completed the planking, a good point to reach and worth celebrating. I have leant quite a lot in the process and will put together a page, "Tips of the day", not all my own ideas but a collection from various sources which may be helpful for any future Pathfinder builders.
The gains have made the bow quite streamlined and were very easy to do. The angle grinder is definately the boat builders best friend.
The plank overlaps at the transom look neat.
The bottom plank requires more hole filling then I will glass it and make the skeg.
I decided to install the skeg prior to glassing the bottom, it seemed to make more sense to me. I used Tasmanian Myrtle and blackwood laminated from 50mm wide by 35mm deep strips.
I am please with results. Next step is to glass the bottom and then paint before turning over.