Month: April 2021
Ballast form sent to foundry for lead casting; fitting new deadwood of Alaskan yellow cedar; inserting pintle at bottom of sternpost; forming rudder blank; constructing port and starboard lockers, picking up bottom scribing line from located stringer, one with internal shelf, with doors to match companionway/enginebox panels.
Just kidding. Deadwood removed: new sternpost for rudder stock, and keel wedge for ballast (pattern). Low spots faired.
Counter, and glassing
Cosmetic augmentation of counter, thrown off by original stringers’ imperfect alignment (compare prior posts’ photographs of counter). Hull coated with two layers of 420 g double bias fibreglass with peel ply. Preparatory realignment of cove line. (Meanwhile, unseen, second, third, and fourth revisions of sailplan (for vertical-cut main and stay sails, and mitre-cut jib and topsail), and deck layout, spars, and rigging plans development.)