Meg's assembly line of varnished panels.
Brendan helps Drew, Oliver, and I work out the kinks in using the jig to find the stringer locations before we cut them into the bulkheads.
Our first completed bulkhead gets dry fit into its place before being handed over to meg and varnished.
Dave hoists the Yanmar saildrive into the boat.
He must check the height and level of the drive before fully securing it in.
The engine is attached to the shaft.
Here it is sticking out of the hole in the bottom of the keel.
Fully installed and painted with bottom paint to prevent rust/growth when underwater.
Brendan glues and clamps it together.
Brendan coats the teak sole beams with G-Flex.
No bungs here. The idea is to get more life out of your sole. Were there to be bungs, the sole would have to be replaced once the wood wore down to the fastenings. Now, you will be able to wear it down virtually to the glue holding it on.
He uses small spacer blocks to give an accurate distance between each board.
Spacer blocks screwed in place.
The Last Shot of The Week. Cockpit walls are added. Okume plywood with a inside veneer of mahogany.