Framing the Hull
Sheeting the Hull
Well, it sure doesn't look like much has been done since last week-end! So what went wrong? Let me count the ways:
- I skipped a page in my planning manual. I thought the only thing left to do to the hull was paint it. That would have left us without spray rails, keel strip, skeg--not good.
- When I did find my place, I managed to not follow the instructions! I was busy trying to attach the wrong piece of wood at the joint along the keel/stem and wondering why it wouldn't work. Fortunately, I did finally give up and go back to the instructions and match up what was written with the bill of materials.
- We did something funky with the starboard spray rail--the one that looked like it was going to go on easy. When we were actually fixing it into position, we simply could not get a really good alignment with the port spray rail, nor could we get back the nice fit we had against the keel strip.
- So, there I am trying to apply a filler to try and compensate for the problems outlined in number 3. No problem, right? Wrong! Somehow I managed to get the filler mixed up a little on the sloppy side and it just refused to stay where I was putting it.
Needless to say, I eventually realized that my native stubbornness was proving to be a liability, so I just shut things down. Next week-end isn't that far away. I won't have time to finish the planing and filling and still get to the paint, so that'll put us 2 weeks behind--that's further behind--but it should be a relaxing couple of weeks. We'll take our time and get things right. And we can lose another few weeks and still be in the water before winter comes back around.