But anyway, its all part of the deal, and it strengthens your patience. This week, we all worked on getting the engine box and adjoining seat built up. We had to go through the old familiar process of laying out Alfie's plans onto plywood, cutting butternut trim, and gluing it together. All in all, it happened fairly quickly and without incident.
The fiddles that I began making last week got their final fittings, sanding, and now have two coats of beautiful varnish.
Drew and Oliver worked around the boat, cutting off excess wood from the bulkheads to make room for the deck, and notched in where needed the deck beams and dry screwed them into the sheer clamps.
I caught up on some panels that never got made at the foot of both pilot berths. After I installed the cleats, cut and fit the plywood surface, I managed to get a coat of polyurethane on them.
Brendan carefully installed the brass hardware on the doors and cabinets that still needed them, finished up with the thru-hulls and began building supports for the cockpit.
On friday, we managed to install, with glue, the outer deck stringers. They are screwed into the sheer clamp at either end, with g-flex, and screwed through the small oak blocks I made up and seated in natural bedding compound.
Next week we will install the rest of the stringers, deck beams, and construct and install the plywood under decking.
I will try and get motivated to open my video editing software and get some new time lapse footage up...