Framing the Hull
Sheeting the Hull
What we have here are a couple of photos showing all the places that needed to be smoothed out. It's really not as bad as it looks. All the screws were countersunk (at least the ones done right!), so they need filling. The side panels are 1/4" plywood and the bottom panels are 3/8" so there are unavoidable mismatches (at least with my skill set). The panels are cut from 8' lengths of plywood, but the boat is 15' long so there are unavoidable joints. The bow joint is, well, let's just say that it needed a bit of straightening out. As far as any dips or humps caused by poor alignment of the frames or battens? NONE! All of the other stuff I knew would be there, but I'm very pleased with the results of having put the effort into getting and maintaining alignment during all phases of construction.