Sunday, May 10, 2009

A scarf in place

The weather forecast for the weekend was a very mixed bag, but as happens about seven times a week, the forecasters were just plain wrong.

It was beautiful today, so we did some family things involving water slides and screaming, and then I added one of the forward side panels.

It was scarfed in place on the frame.

Some deep jaw clamps, and a deck screw provided pressure along the scarf.

And this is what it looks like from the inside. The plastic is the remains of a ziploc bag over a block which crosses the glue line, there's a deck screw applying pressure. It's tough and epoxy will not stick to it. 

You may notice above a small piece of plywood clamped to the frame. This L shaped plywood and another make up a rest for the panel so that I can locate it properly with one pair of hands. 
Sarah is not yet old enough to draft in as an apprentice boat builder.

1 comment: said...

You are a real boat builder! I am really impressed with your skill. You make it sounds easy but I do not have a clue how to start to build a boat. Keep going Man!