Friday, November 16, 2012

port side garboard plank

We dry fit the port side garboard plank and glued it to the boat. Then we cleaned the squeeze out using a putty knife.

We clamped the garboard to the stem while waiting for the glue to dry.

We glued up plank 2; while we waited for the glue to dry, we used a spoke shave to bevel the frames on the boat.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Garboard plank

We dry fit the garboard plank with C clamps and bar clamps to look for gaps, then we had to retape the molds so they don't get glued to our boat. Next, we had to file down the frames to a right angle so that the garboard plank fit properly. Finally, we traced to mark spots in order to know where to spread epoxy on the keelson, frames, stems and also on the garboard plank.
We spread epoxy on the starboard side of the hog and on the garboard plank.
After we applied epoxy we clamped, screwed, and put weights on every square inch. The most difficult part was clamping the twist of the garboard plank at the bow and stern. Then we cleaned up the squeeze out using a putty knife. THE BEST PART NOW IS THAT WE ARE A SIXTH DONE WITH ONE SIDE!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Planing the keelson

We used a block plane to plane down the hog (keelson) to fit the garboard plank.

We are fitting the garboard plank to the hog (keelson), stem, and frames in order to make sure it's fair. We still have to plane more off the keelson for a perfect fit.  Look at the twist from midships to the stem!