Friday, January 25, 2013

Almost done

We put planks together using epoxy.  This is plank number six, it's also our final plank.

A pretty night time picture of the finished starboard side.

Our beautiful frozen bay and our Flagship Niagara.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

two planks one week

We are dry fitting plank 5 on the starboard side.

We are gluing plank 5.

We are gluing on the 5th plank on the port side.

We are spreading glue on both surfaces before we put plank 5 on both sides.
We were routing the left side of one of the rudder cheeks with a router.  We routed one side on each rudder cheek.

We glued the two rudder cheeks on to the rudder and sanded the excess epoxy off.

Friday, January 11, 2013

On to the next...

We are just starting to put the plywood clamps on the 4th plank on the portside.

We are workin as a team to secure the 4th plank while the glue cures.

While they are clamping they are looking for gaps.

We are beveling the frames and planing the land for plank 5.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Another Day, Another Plank

We glued the fourth plank on the starboard side. We lined up registration marks that we drew during the dry fit process.

Clamps were used to hold the plank while the epoxy sets.
Fences were put up so that we wouldn't cut too high up into the plank. 
As you can see progress is being made!  There are three planks on the port side and four planks on the starboard side.