This is actually the most critical part of the operation. The jig is fairly straightforward to build and, as important as it might be, it really only serves as a 'good start'. Getting the frames lined up properly and stabilized and getting the battens straight and level will make or break the sheeting process. The last thing anyone wants to do is a bunch of sanding or filling on the several dozen square feet of plywood that gets sheeted onto the hull.
Days 10 and 11 ( Jan 2, 2006):
Shaping, carving, trimming...are there any other words?
Day 9 ( Dec 31, 2005):
Straight grain is important!
Days 6-8 ( Dec 31, 2005):
Those chine logs are tough to put in by yourself!
Day 5 ( Dec 31, 2005):
Last frame member goes in!
Days 3 & 4 ( Dec 18, 2005):
Whose idea was it to suggest the addition of a plywood lamination on the keel?!